Do you want to dig deeper for yourself? Below is a list of resources I use regularly.



  • The Whole Bible: Expositions of Holy Scripture, Alexander Maclaren
  • Complete Bible Commentary, John Wesley
  • Calvin’s Complete Commentaries, John Calvin
  • Jamieson, Fausset & Brown’s Commentary on the Whole Bible, Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset, David Brown
  • Expository Thoughts on The Gospel of John, J.C. Ryle
  • Barnes’ Notes on the Whole Bible, Albert Barnes
  • The People’s Bible, Joseph Parker
  • Spurgeon’s Commentary on The Bible, Charles H. Spurgeon
  • Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible, Matthew Henry
  • The Anchor Bible, Raymond E. Brown
  • The Daily Study Bible, William Barclay
  • The Abingdon Bible Commentary, Abingdon Press
  • The International Bible Commentary, F.F. Bruce
  • The Bible Knowledge Commentary, John, F. Walvoord, Roy B. Zuck
  • The Wycliffe Bible Commentary, Moody Press
  • The New Bible Commentary, Eerdman’s Publishing
  • Harper’s BIble Dictionary, Harper & Row

Most books listed are available for free or at a very low price for Kindle or other e-readers. I prefer hard copies where possible, but the sheer content within the listed volumes would take up far too much room on my bookshelves. Other volumes are secondhand finds that I treasure dearly. Your local thrift shop or secondhand store can be treasure troves for old books and commentaries. Just because they smell a little doesn’t mean that the content isn’t beyond monetary value.


  • The New American Standard Version (NASB1995), Holman Bible Publishers
  • The Passion Translation (TPT), Broad Street
  • New Century Version (NCV), Thomas Nelson, Inc.
  • New International Version Archaeological Study Bible (NIV), Zondervan
  • New Living Translation Christian Basics Bible (NLT), Tyndale
  • Dake’s Annotated Reference Bible (KJV), Dake
  • Contemporary English Version (CEV), American Bible Society