There are many commentaries on the Bible. Even though most are expositional, or exegetical, they often seek to be so exacting with the letter of the law or the possible meaning of a particular word that they lack life and inspiration.It is hard to find a good devotional commentary on the Bible, one that brings both understanding and life to the passage, so that you are inspired to worship the Lord as you gain new insights into the truth of His love and grace toward us. This commentary does just that, combining a verse-by-verse teaching of every paragraph of New Testament Scripture with practical topical studies throughout.Jon Courson founded the Applegate Christian Fellowship in Southern Oregon, a fellowship of over 7,000. He has also pastored with Chuck Smith at the 25,000-member Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa, California. Jon's ministry includes pastoring, writing, preaching, teaching, mentoring, and the Searchlight radio ministry, heard around the world.
179 topical studies/sermons throughout, each with colorful background information and illustrations.Relevant and vidid storiesProvides true wisdom and meaning for life's tough questionsReveals the Person of Jesus in every Book.
Reviewed by (Terri Kring, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, US) - I have slowly collected most of EStudy commentaries over the 15 years that I’ve been with eSword. I place Jon Courson’s up at the top. He is my go to when I’m looking for a quick commentary on a verse. Well written
Very Practical (6/13/2021)
Reviewed by (Ervin Alexander, Orlando, Florida, US) - What a great resource! I love how it has coherent practical application for every verse in the New Testament! You will love it, in my opinion.
Great Resource! (3/28/2021)
Reviewed by (Ervin Alexander, Orlando, Florida, US) - This is my first time learning about this author. However, I have to say that I have been delighted with this book. The commentary has sparked new understandings for me in a very balanced and practical way. I am delighted I purchased it. He does use the old King James version. However, his commentary is easy to comprehend and follow.
Fantastic Work/Teaching (12/16/2020)
Reviewed by (Hector Molina, DOWNEY, CA, United States) - Really great teaching and insights!
Reviewed by (David Chapman, Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales) - I have used this commentary for many years and find it to be an excellent first port of call to get an overview, before going to Wiersbe for indepth analysis.
The BEST bible commentary (10/30/2018)
Reviewed by (Cindy Hagenbaumer, Medford, OR, US) - I have heard, read and studied diligently under pastor Jon for two decades and of all the expository Bible teachers I have heard teach the WORD, Jon has a profound way of simply stating the truths of the gospel and his style is so understandable that all of the non-native English speakers I have introduced to his teachings are easily able to understand them. I believe Jon is anointed by the Holy Spirit and can make anyone hungry for more!
Reviewed by (Bernard Petrie, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom) - Gives a good down to earth interpretation.
Revelation insights are so amazing (8/7/2016)
Reviewed by (Cindy Hagenbaumer, White City, OR, United States) - I have been a student of Bible prophecy for nearly two decades and have read most of what I consider to be well studied and grounded commentaries and Jon Courson's Revelation commentary makes the whole New Testament commentary worth the read he also has a lot of great insights on the synoptic gospels as well as the rest of the new testament. Worth so much more and $20!!!
Love it (10/20/2015)
Reviewed by (Ava Shirley, Baytown, Tx, US) - I have always enjoyed listening to Jon Courson. So I bought this and love it. He puts the commentary in a language that I can understand
Divinely Inspired (6/2/2015)
Reviewed by (David Livingston, Lake Ozark, Missouri, USA) - Comments are written in a way that touches the heart of the reader. My favorite Commentary
Reviewed by (Bill Robinson, Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States) - Very practical-not scholarly. I knew this to be the case when I bought it so I am satisfied
Current and Readable (5/11/2014)
Reviewed by (Rick Barth, Wallace, Idaho, US) - Provides good, clear, up-to-date exegesis suitable for the lay person, but insightful enough for Pastors or Teachers.
Reviewed by (Adam Waljker, Key West, Florida, US) - I have used this commentary since it came out in 2003. Its an awesome resource.
Simply Profound and Profoundly Simple (4/15/2014)
Reviewed by (Tony Espino, Imperial, CA, US) - I have always enjoyed Jon's teachings and his commentary is like sitting down at his fellowship and listening to him live. I trust his walk with the Lord and know that he is a man whose love for the Lord has been tried and tested. As I study and read there are many times that I just stop, sit back, shake my head and think
"This is so simply profound, yet so profoundly simple."
I do believe that you will enjoy this reading and find it helpful as a study tool.
A must have commentary (4/15/2014)
Reviewed by (Joe Mrotzek, Eureka, CA, US) - The Courson's Application Commentary is a must have for any library. We have it in hard bound and I had to get it for the PC on e-Sword. Jon Courson's study and insights are great.
Enjoying it so far... (9/4/2013)
Reviewed by (Nick G, Coeur d Alene, Idaho, US) - Just started using this commentary but so far it has been very nice to have as a compliment to my ESV Bible. There are some parts of Scripture I would like a little more explanation but overall it's been very helpful.
Courson Commentary Is Very Good (7/16/2013)
Reviewed by (Gary Rosenquest, Burnet, Tx, US) - Many Christians have never heard of John Courson, but my wife and I stumbled upon his O.T. and N.T. commentaries about 5 years ago which has resulted in both of us using them as one of our main resources.
He has also incorporated many exceptional topical studies which have been of great value.
It's great to have his new testament commentary downloaded into e-Sword and we hope that his old testament commentary will become available also.
Application is the Key to Success in Christ! (6/16/2013)
Reviewed by (Adam Lovvorn, Charleston, South Carolina, US) - When it comes to Biblical commentaries, sometimes we tend to forget that “head-knowledge” doesn’t equal “heart transformation.” With Jon Courson's New Testament Commentary, it brings application to life while adding sound Biblical knowledge. In our studies, it’s important that we remember being a well of knowledge isn’t what makes us loving and effective Christians it’s obedience to Gods Word. Jon Courson's commentary gives us vivid descriptions and life examples of how it is to really walk with God. If you are looking to take your walk with the Lord Jesus Christ to the next level, let Gods Word coupled with this application commentary change you and God will bless your walk abundantly. Without a doubt we need more Biblical teachers teaching application, Jon Courson has done a great job. I hope to see the first two volumes from his Old Testament Commentaries added soon. It’s well worth the value, not to mention, if you have an iPad you can walk around with a Biblical library with e-Sword and eStudySource. 5 Stars!
Great Resource! (6/2/2013)
Reviewed by (Scott Mansfield, Wailuku, HI, US) - Jon gives new and fresh insight on scripture. I love the old commentaries but it is good to have a fresh modern view to glean from.
Awesome Study and Teaching Tool! (9/6/2012)
Reviewed by (Cindy L Hagenbaumer, Ciudad Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico) - Being a missionary in Mexico and needing an excellent study as well as teaching resource, this e-source is exactly what I need. The verse by verse teachings along with definitions and references from both the old and new testaments is great for my personal needs and my needs as a teacher of the scriptures. I have personally studied under Jon Cousron for more than a decade and for sound biblical doctrine there's nothing better! I was highly recommend this tool to anyone who is looking to go deeper in their walk with the LORD!
Jon Courson's Application Commentary New Testament (3/26/2012)
Reviewed by (Jim Cantrell, Tishomingo, Ok, US) - Jon Courson has provided a valuable commentary on the New Testament. His insights to the Word of God are a blessing. I am pleased with his verse by verse comment style.
Example: John 8:7
In defense of the woman, the Rock of Ages stood up to the men who held rocks in their hands.
Commentator J. Allen Blair properly translates Jesus' statement as: "Let he who is without the same sin cast the first stone."
Worth the expense.
Very welcome addition! (2/28/2012)
Reviewed by (Brian Mallalieu, Bakewell, Derbyshire, UK) - Just to say that since most of e-sword helpful & enabling provisions appear to be reformed in theology, it encourages & helps those of us of a charismatic theology to be further blessed by the availability of a balanced interpretation of scripture. Indeed, I would suggest that it blesses all users & look forward to more such contributions for both NT & OT. It might even increase e-sword adoption?
Courson's Commentary Review (6/28/2011)
Reviewed by (Kenny Reed, Indianapolis, IN, US) -
Courson's Commentary is a refreshing take on the New Testament Scriptures and will be a benefit to readers and students for years to come. Only a single element prevented it from being awarded 5 stars, it is light on text (volume of words) on some occasions. e-Sword does get 5 stars for flawlessly stitching it to the existing program of Bible versions.
Clear Common Sense (4/26/2011)
Reviewed by (w.l. smythers, Galax, Va., USA) -
Great help that the commentary is brought to the reader in a clear common sense way. Very easy to read and understand. I also have the courson commentary on the old testament in print. Wish it was avaiable as an e-sword download! Well worth the price.