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David C. Cook Bible Teacher's Commentary

Designed for teachers, both for adults and children, this commentary is broken up into teachable sections, and includes helpful ideas on how to teach any passage of the Bible. It asks and answers questions like:
  • What does this passage teach?
  • How can I make this truth plain?
  • What is the best way to help students apply this teaching?
  • What is God saying to me in this passage?
  • What is the context of the passage? (how the passage fits with what is before and after it)
  • Where can I find other passages which develop this theme?
  • How can I make the teaching interesting and interactive for students?
  • How can I help students really understand?
W.A. Criswell calls this commentary a "succinct insight into the Scriptures" and urges churches to "get one for every teacher in your Sunday school."

Overview of The Bible Teacher's Commentary by Lawrence Richards:
  • A one-volume look at the entire Bible from a teaching perspective
  • Theologically conservative
  • Uses the New International Version (NIV) predominantly, but also quotes extensively from the New American Standard (NASB), the King James Version (KVJ), the Living Bible (TLB), and The New Testament in Modern English, by J.B. Phillips
  • A section-by-section exposition of themes and background, with an emphasis on teaching
  • Non-technical (no knowledge of Hebrew, Greek or Aramaic necessary)
  • Defines key biblical and theological terms and references the Victor Bible Knowledge Commentary for more in-depth study
  • Geared for Bible teachers at all levels
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Review 1 for Bible Teacher's Commentary
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Covers the Word in an understanding and teach way.

Date:March 25, 2011
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Andy
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Highly usable for developing and/or enhancing lesson plans. Contains relevant suggestions and questions to stimulate class discussion. Effectively places text within the context of the culture and spiritual conditions being addressed by the text. Especially helpful for the "tough passages" (e.g. Hebrews 6:4-6 and 1 Corinthians 12-14).
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Date:January 4, 2009
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CLJ
Outstanding teaching help for those of us who are working with Children and teaching adult class.
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Date:August 10, 2007
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cjs
Outstanding teaching help for those of us who have not had the opportunity of prior education focused on the Bible.
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Date:March 10, 2005
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Eugene C. Smith
Larry Richards works were mandatory reading in my college days, so when this volume was made available, I knew it would be good. Richards does what every Sunday School teacher needs: a comprehensive over view of the Bible in teachable lessons with some ideas for instructing kids. The volume is worth the money, but it will not do all of your work for you. I never understood why some publishers had to rewrite and reprint Sunday School lessons year after year, now with Richard's BIBLE TEACHERS' COMMENTARY, those costs need not be repeated.
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Date:October 28, 2004
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Sam Law
If you're looking for a Bible commentary, other commentor is right. This isn't for you. But if you are looking for something that can help in lesson plans, this is an excellent resource. Richards, who develops curriculuum for Children's, Youth and Adult Sunday School, provides excellent resources for teachers. He's the editor for the NIV Kid's Discovery Bible BTW. The commentary provides good basic info and I really like the lead-ins and activities for children, youth and adult classes. It's better than Bruce Wilkinson's (author of "Prayer of Jabez") "Talk Thru the Bible" which is another good resource but only provides an overview. This one actually goes one step further to provide a lesson plan with applications.
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Date:March 5, 2002
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nelson
VERY LIMITED. VERY DISAPPOINTING. NOT WORTH EVEN THE REDUCED PRICE.
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