I read John MacArthur’s commentary on Philippians from his MacArthur New Testament Commentary series (over 1 million sold in this series! according to the book jacket). I chose it for it’s quality commentary while balancing being technical and practical in a way that was helpful to me. It was a bit Calvinist, but what do you expect!
I appreciated the thoroughness of MacArthur’s commentary. He created the book in a way that you could just read a particular section and get everything you needed for that passage. Reading through it, though, and you see quite a bit of repetition. I also noticed that he sometimes would hit a passage with a few possibilities for interpretation and he would say what the most likely answer was and not always give support for his opinion.
It’s a good commentary, especially good for people who like MacArthur already.
pages read= 318 ~ year to date= 7181 ~ 2009 goal=9,000 ~ (80%)