Applauded Reformed Commentary Series Expands with New Volumes

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Applauded Reformed Commentary Series
Expands with New Volumes

Phillipsburg, NJ--With strong support from leading Reformed theologians, the Reformed Expository Commentary (REC) series continues with the introduction of two new volumes, bringing the series to cover 15 biblical books. P&R Publishing announces the release of 1 Kings by Philip Graham Ryken and Acts by Derek W.H. Thomas.

Bryan Chapell, President, Covenant Theological Seminary, calls Ryken's 1Kings commentary "A sermon preparation tool of exceptional value."

Commenting on Thomas' Acts volume, Stephen J. Nichols, Research Professor of Christianity and Culture, Lancaster Bible College, says, "Dr. Thomas writes with a theologian's acuity, a pastor's heart and a fellow disciple's humility..."

Rev. Richard Phillips and Rev. Dr. Philip Ryken serve as series editors. All volumes in the REC series are written by pastor-scholars, they explain, and the content is scholarly, but not academic. An extensive editorial process ensures that the content is "sufficiently conversant with up-to-date scholarship and is faithful and accurate in its exposition of the text." It is also carefully reviewed for overall quality--including "excellence of writing, soundness of teaching, and usefulness in application."

Books in the series have drawn broad affirmation from leading theologians including J. I. Packer, Ligon Duncan, Sinclair Ferguson, Al Mohler, Michael Horton, Mark Dever, C. J. Mahaney, Jerry Bridges, John Frame, Tullian Tchividjian, Michael Duduit, Steven Lawson, Paul House, Burk Parsons, Carl Trueman, Liam Goligher and many others--who have each written endorsements for one or more volumes in the series.

Previous books in the REC series include both Old Testament and New Testament books such as Daniel (Iain Duguid), Jonah and Michael (Richard Phillips) and Matthew (Daniel Doriani). Future books already scheduled for 2012 include The Gospel of John (Richard Phillips), and Philippians (Dennis E. Johnson).

In his exposition of 1 Kings, Ryken follows the story of Israel's God "who never fails to love his people or to keep them under his kingly care, even when they choose to follow the pathways of folly and idolatry." He identifies timeless lessons of money, sex, power, idolatry, and the power of prayer.

In his exposition of Acts, Thomas points to evidence of the continuing ministry of Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit. He applies biblical truth in contemporary context as he presents lessons for missions, church growth and Christians' engagement with postmodernity.

Philip Graham Ryken (D.Phil., Oxford University) is president of Wheaton College, and he previously served for ten years as senior minister at the historic Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia. He is Bible teacher for the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, speaking nationally on the radio program "Every Last Word." He has written or edited more than thirty books, including the writing of three volumes in the Reformed Expository Commentary Series: Galatians, 1 Timothy, and Luke. He and his wife, Lisa, have five children.

Derek W.H. Thomas is Associate Minister at First Presbyterian Church, Columbia South, Carolina, and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. He also serves as editor for the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. He is author of numerous books including Give Praise to God and What is Providence, both from P&R Publishing. He and his wife, Rosemary, have two adult children.


1 Kings (REC) • ISBN: 978-1-59638-208-4 • jacketed hardcover • $34.99 • 636 pages

Acts (REC) • ISBN: 978-1-59638-048-6 • jacketed hardcover • $39.99 • 736 pages

Posted June 13, 2011 @ 10:40 AM by Robert Brady

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