Abraham Kuruvilla is Research Professor of Pastoral Ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary, and a dermatologist in private practice. He is the author of Text to Praxis: Hermeneutics and Homiletics in Dialogue (2009), Privilege the Text! A Theological Hermeneutic for Preaching (2013), and A Vision for Preaching: Understanding the Heart of Pastoral Ministry (2015), in addition to theological commentaries for preachers on Mark (2012), Genesis (2014), and Ephesians (2015). He blogs regularly at www.homiletix.com.
Preachers shy away from the book of Judges. After all, it is
smeared with blood and littered with dead bodies, making one
wonder: What relevance does this book have for modern readers?
Abraham Kuruvilla takes on the challenge of answering that question
. . . I heartily recommend this commentary.
--Robert B. Chisholm Jr., Dallas Theological Seminary
With astute observations about the text that readily lend
themselves to homiletical applications, and broad suggested
preaching outlines that closely reflect the theology of the text,
Kuruvilla's commentary will prove to be a valuable resource for the
--Gregory T. K. Wong, Evangel Seminary, Hong Kong With Abraham Kuruvilla's sensitive literary and theological reading of Judges . . . he shows preachers how to relate its message to the world in which we live and the alternative world Christians are called to represent. Given his clear focus on helping preachers, this is probably the first book anyone expounding the book of Judges for a class or a congregation should get.
--Dan Block, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois Based on solid exegesis of the original text, this commentary makes the literary form and message of the book of Judges accessible, and demonstrates in clear fashion how to preach the different sections of the book faithfully and effectively.
--K. Lawson Younger Jr., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois