Books on Ecclesiastes

bibleMany at CHBC have asked what I have been reading over the past several weeks to prepare for preaching through the Book of Ecclesiastes. Thus, I have compiled a list of the books that I have currently read (in whole or in part). I have placed them in alphabetical order by author (not by order of preference or value).

A few words about the books you will find here: First, you will notice that the writers are from diverse backgrounds. It is important that you read widely. Second, you will notice that you will not agree with every author. It is important that you be discerning readers. Third, you will notice that I have listed twelve books and two sermon series. You should not try to read all of these books. Nor should you try to listen to all of the sermons. We cannot read everything, nor should we try. Lastly, if you have recommendations of books that I should add to my growing list, then please send your recommendations. Better yet, just send me the books. LOL.

Barrick, William D. Ecclesiastes: The Philippians of the Old Testament.

Bollhagen, James. Ecclesiastes (Concordia Commentary).

Chandler, Matt. Beyond the Sun: A Study in Ecclesiastes (16 Part Sermon Series by Matt Chandler at The Village Church in 2006 no longer available online).

Driscoll, Mark. Ecclesiastes (12 Part Sermon Series by Mark Driscoll at Mars Hill Church in 2003 available online).

Greidanus, Sidney. Preaching Christ from Ecclesiastes (Foundations for Expository Sermons).

Johnston, Robert K. Useless Beauty: Ecclesiastes Through the Lens of Contemporary Film.

Keller, Tim. Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Work.

Kidner, Derek. The Wisdom of Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes: An Introduction to Wisdom Literature.

Kidner, Derek. The Message of Ecclesiastes (The Bible Speaks Today).

Longman, Tremper. The Book of Ecclesiastes (The New International Commentary on the Old Testament).

Murphy, Rolan. Ecclesiastes (Word Biblical Commentary).

Pearcey, Nancy. Saving Leonardo: A Call to Resist the Secular Assault on Mind, Morals, & Meaning.

Ryken, Philip Graham. Ecclesiastes: Why Everything Matters (Preaching the Word).

Wilson, Douglas. Joy at the End of the Tether: The Inscrutable Wisdom of Ecclesiastes.

Wright, J. Robert. Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon (Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture).


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