NCP Biblical Commentaries Resources for Pastoral Ministry NCPs biblical commentaries present the best of contemporary exegetical and theological scholarship in a clear, readable, inclusive style. The series provides readers with resources to better understand and integrate scriptural teachings with their own personal, social, spiritual and ecclesiastic lives. Each volume provides an introduction to one or more books of the Bible, including an overview of the time, place and circumstances of composition, and the main issues addressed by the sacred writers. The biblical text is accompanied by an exposition of the issues and questions it raises for readers. Further insights from the history of its interpretation and practical applications for its significance today follow. The volumes in this series are designed for committed Christians women and men interested in deepening their faith and understanding of the importance of the scriptures to their daily life. They also help readers develop a scriptural basis for their personal spirituality as well as their commitment to the ecclesiastic community of faith.