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Interview: Philippians For Pastors

Recently the good folks at Best Bible Commentaries interviewed regarding my latest commentary, Philippians for Pastors. I think you’ll find it gives you a glimpse behind the book. You can access the interview here.

Five Star Review: Philippians for Pastors

Affirmation for my “… for Pastors” Bible Commentaries

Dr. Charles Savelle, Professor of Biblical Exposition at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, has just done me a great kindness by including some affirmation of my three New Testament commentaries here. You will want to check out his excellent webpage filled with all kinds of help for expositors of God’s word:

A Writing Update

You may already know that …

Philippians for Pastors was just released by Kress Biblical Resources. It is the third volume in my “… for Pastors” New Testament Bible commentaries. You can get any one of the three for 45% off retail and free shipping (for orders over $20) at the publisher’s website: They are also available at and as well as other online retailers.

You don’t yet know that …

God has opened the door for the publication of two other books.

I’ve just signed a contract for He is Able! with JourneyForth Press. It should be released sometime in 2019.

Also, Cruciform Press has committed to publishing Chosen People, my first foray into the realm of fiction. Watch for its release sometime in the first half of 2019.

I look forward to sharing more about these new books in the coming days. In the meantime please pray that God would guide the preparation process for He is Able! and Chosen People and that all three books would be greatly used of God?

And finally an update on the Arabic translation of Proverbs: A Mentor Commentary. The translation was completed some months ago. The text is now being formatted and laid out before it heads to the printers. Please be in prayer for those undertaking this extensive work. And, of course, pray that God would use this greatly across the Arabic speaking world.

Just Released: Philippians for Pastors

I am delighted to announce the release of the third volume in my “… for Pastors” commentary series. Philippians for Pastors is now available for purchase. Currently it is available both at Amazon and at the publisher’s website: Kress Biblical Resources. At the moment you can purchase it for 45% off at the publisher’s site and get free shipping it your total order is over $20.

Here are some endorsements:

  • “John Kitchen’s Philippians for Pastors is thoroughly done, theologically informed, exegetically sound, and hermeneutically thoughtful. Suggestions for digging deeper and ministry maxims are sprinkled throughout the text. This commentary will make a fine addition to the library of any pastor or serious student of the Bible.” George Gianoulis, Professor Emeritus of Greek and New Testament, Crown College
  • “Dr. Kitchen’s outstanding Philippians commentary balances sound exegesis with practical pastoral insights and applications. Any pastor seeking to faithfully proclaim and apply the truth of Philippians will find this commentary extremely valuable.” Steven F. Pace, Senior Pastor, New Hope Baptist Church, Lancaster, SC
  • “There are easier things to find than a busy pastor conversant with the Greek New Testament. But rarer still is that pastor who not only can make his way through the original language but can comfortably weigh interpretive options and teach others. Usually, one needs to buy both an upper middle-level exegetical commentary, and a pastoral exposition, breathing a warmer devotional tone. Surprisingly, John Kitchen has managed to bring both together in this new commentary.”      Matthew Fisher, Lecturer in Biblical Theology, St. Petersburg Christian University, St. Petersburg, Russia
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