Gary Derickson’s volume on 1, 2 & 3 John appears in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary, an innovative commentary series on the entire Bible. The EEC incorporates the latest critical biblical scholarship and is written from a bold evangelical perspective.

Due to the rich thoroughness of exegetical material, Derickson’s addition is a must-have commentary for anyone studying John’s epistles. Derickson pursues his “greatest desire [that] God will be glorified and Christ’s church edified” from his commentary by being unhurried, nearly microscopically-detailed in his examination of each individual verse.

The three epistles of John, the beloved apostle, urge church members to love one another as God loves them. Examining the Greek in detail, Derickson demonstrates how these works provide encouragement for believers while warning against false teachers.

Derickson illuminates virtually every detail of the text with consistent real-world application. Particularly distinguishing about this commentary is the charts, graphs, timelines and photos powerfully used of the EEC by Logos Bible Software because it is the first time a major Bible commentary series has been published digitally. Authors will also be able to continue to add to their original research as they discover new insights.

Derickson has taught at Corban University for nearly two decades at both the undergraduate and graduate level. He has published articles in Bibliotheca Sacra, ETS Studies Series, The Master’s Seminary Journal, and The Journal of the Grace Evangelical Society. He contributed to The Nelson’s Complete Study Bible and is co-author of The Disciplemaker: What Matters Most to Jesus.