Exalting Jesus in Judges and Ruth is part of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series. Edited by David Platt, Daniel L. Akin, and Tony Merida, this commentary series takes a Christ-centered approach to expositing each book of the Bible. Each chapter explains and applies key passages, providing helpful outlines for study and teaching.
This practical and easy-to-read commentary is designed to help the reader see Christ in Judges and Ruth. More devotional than academic, the expositions are presented as sermons and divided into chapters that conclude with a “Reflect & Discuss” section, making this series ideal for small group study, personal devotion, and even sermon preparation.
The CCE series will include 47 volumes when complete; this volume is written by Eric Redmond.
About the Author
Eric C. Redmond is an assistant professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois and Pastor of Adult Ministries at Calvary Memorial Church, Oak Park, Illinois. He holds a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary and is the author of Where Are All the Brothers? Straight Answers to Men’s Questions About the Church.
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Timothy George Founding dean of Beeson Divinity School of Samford University and general editor of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture
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Darrin Patrick Lead pastor of The Journey, St. Louis, and co-author of For the City
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Bryan Chapell President Emeritus, Covenant Seminary and Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church
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