"In conversation with the best interpreters of the Thessalonian letters across the centuries, Nijay Gupta offers us a rich feast of insights into these very early Christian Scriptures. Simultaneously accessible and perceptive, attentive to historical context as well as contemporary theological and spiritual concerns, this is a commentary for students, pastors, and all readers of Paul."
--Michael J. Gorman, Raymond E. Brown Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology, St. Mary's Seminary & University
"Nijay Gupta's commentary on 1 and 2 Thessalonians demonstrates reliable, even-handed scholarship, theological and pastoral sensitivity, and a masterful ability to lay out the letters' substance and basic flow of thought in an engaging style that is a pleasure to read. These qualities, along with its manageable size, make it ideal for use in the classroom and for local church pastors and teachers. Highly recommended!"
--Andy Johnson, Professor of New Testament, Nazarene Theological Seminary
"Here is a commentary that does not miss the mark. It is exegetically sound, theologically astute, and ecclesially centered. Gupta seems to delight in showing how these ancient texts make modern sense. I read few commentaries cover to cover, but Gupta's I did. It is well worth the time and investment, for he carefully weighs the interpretive options and arrives at well-reasoned and well-supported readings. I want this one on my shelf."
--David B. Capes, Academic Dean and Professor of New Testament, Houston Graduate School of Theology
"Nijay K. Gupta is a gifted interpreter of Scripture. Herein, you will find incisive, insightful commentary on the Apostle Paul's earliest extant letters. I warmly commend this comparatively (and refreshingly!) compact treatment of the Thessalonian correspondence, not least the exegetical skill, theological engagement, and pastoral concern manifestly evident throughout."
--Todd D. Still, DeLancey Dean and Hinson Professor, Baylor University, Truett Seminary