While at ETS I was able to pick up a copy of this new commentary- the initial volume of a new commentary series- by Grant Osborne. Grant was my supervisor in my masters work so I was delighted to hear that he had started this project- a verse by verse commentary through the NT in accessible language and format, engaging deeply with the text but not losing the forest for the trees.
I had the opportunity to look at this volume before it was published and I think it is great. Here is the blurb which I wrote for it:
“Grant Osborne is ideally suited to write a series of concise commentaries through the New Testament. His exegetical and hermeneutical skills are well known, and anyone who has had the privilege of being in his classes also knows his pastoral heart and wisdom. This commentary is ideal for pastors and Bible study leaders as it pays close attention to the text without getting lost in technical details. Osborne expounds the text faithfully asking what God was saying through Paul to the Colossians and to Philemon and what that means for us today. This will be a wonderful resource for preachers, Bible study leaders and for help in daily Bible reading.”