NIV Application Commentaries: A Gift Suggestion

Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart. (Psalm 119:2)

Here’s a thought for a Christmas present for young people in your life who are interested in learning more about the books of the Bible and would appreciate reading on a Kindle or iPad device.

Publisher Zondervan is offering each of the books in their eBook NIV Application Commentaries series at a reduced rate. Originally selling for $24.99 to 29.99 each, you can now purchase electronic (ebook) versions of the books in this series for $4.99.

According to a review on, the primary goal of the NIV Application Commentary Series is to help with the task of bringing an ancient message into a modern context. The authors who contributed to this series of books cover the original meaning, as well as the historical, literary, and cultural context of the passage.

The authors also discuss matters related to grammar and syntax and the meaning of biblical words. In addition, they cover the main ideas of the passage and how the biblical author developed those ideas. After reading each section, the reader will understand the problems, questions, and concerns of the original audience and how the biblical author addressed those issues. This understanding is the foundation to any legitimate application of the text today.

A list of the books in this series is provided here. You may also purchase books directly from

Books in the series with background on the authors.