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Rightly Understanding God’s Word, by Craig S. Keener

Heavily academic works (especially for scholars)

  • The Gospel of John: A Commentary. 2 vols. (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, November 2003), over 1600 pages.
  • A Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1999, updated in 2009), over 1000 pages.
  • The Spirit in the Gospels and Acts: Rebirth and Prophetic Empowerment (Peabody: Hendrickson, 1997).

Church-oriented academic works

  • Defending Black Faith, coauthored with Glenn J. Usry (Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1997).
  • Black Man’s Religion: Can Christianity be Afrocentric? Coauthored with Glenn Usry (Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1996).
  • …And Marries Another: Divorce & Remarriage in the Teaching of the New Testament (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1991).

Church-oriented works informed by scholarship

Craig S. Keener, Gift & Giver

  • Gift and the Giver: The Holy Spirit’s Work Today (Baker, 2001; revises his earlier 3 Crucial Questions about the Holy Spirit). Read Wolfgang Vondey’s review.
  • Understanding and Applying the Scriptures, coauthored with Danny McCain (Bukuru, Plateau State, Nigeria: Africa Christian Textbooks, 2003). This is the book for which I originally collected most of the material in this interpretation manual.

More Recent Work

  • Miracles: The Reliability of the New Testament Accounts, 2 vols. (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2011). Read extensive excerpts from Miracles. Review by Woodrow Walton.
  • Acts: An Exegetical Commentary, 4 vols. (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic). Volume 1: Introduction and 1:1–2:47, 2012. Volume 2: 3:1-14:28, 2012. Volume 3: 15:1-23:35, 2014. Volume 4 is due out in October 2015.
  • The Historical Jesus of the Gospels (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2012).
  • Romans: A New Covenant Commentary, (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2009).
  • 1-2 Corinthians, New Cambridge Bible Commentary (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2005).
  • Revelation: A Vision of Hope, Bringing the Bible to Life, written with Janet Nygren and Karen H. Jobes (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2010).
  • Immersion Bible Studies: Acts (Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2011).

Special thanks to John P. Lathrop for his help in updating the list of books by Craig Keener.

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Category: Biblical Studies, Winter 2015

About the Author: Craig S. Keener, Ph.D. (Duke University), is F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is author of many books, including Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts (Baker Academic, 2011), the bestselling IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, The Historical Jesus of the Gospels, Gift and Giver: The Holy Spirit for Today, and commentaries on Acts, Matthew, John, Romans, 1-2 Corinthians, and Revelation. In addition to having written more than seventy academic articles, several booklets and more than 150 popular-level articles, Craig is is the New Testament editor (and author of most New Testament notes) for the The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible. He is married to Dr. Médine Moussounga Keener, who is from the Republic of Congo, and together they have worked for ethnic reconciliation in North America and Africa. Craig and Médine wrote Impossible Love: The True Story of an African Civil War, Miracles and Hope against All Odds (Chosen, 2016) to share their story. Twitter: @keener_craig

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