"Augustine said, 'Where Scripture speaks, God speaks.' The editors of the Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary series believe that where God speaks, the pastor must speak."
This is how the series is introduced in each of their commentaries. As a pastor I can say that this series is one of the best commentaries I have ever used and is a crucial part of my sermon preparation. I have used these before and so I had a pretty good idea of what to expect when I received this commentary to review. I believe that this commentary series is helpful in 3 ways.
Number one, this commentary shows us Christ in all of Scripture. When Jesus is on the road to Emmaus the Scripture tells us that Jesus had some things to say about His presence in the Old Testament.
This commentary does a splendid job at showing us how the Old Testament book of Ecclesiastes points us to Jesus.
Secondly, this commentary breaks up the book into clearly defined and articulated sections. I love this commentary because it is easy to read. You do not have to be a greek and hebrew scholar to use this commentary. It can encourage both the seasoned pastor and the lay person looking to dive deeper into the Scripture.
Lastly, this commentary has a section at the end of each chapter for reflection and discussion. This feature is an absolute necessity as we try to get our theology out of our head only and into our daily lives. I also love how this commentary can be used by small groups. These sections of reflection and discussion provide thought provoking questions that help us apply the truth that this commentary seeks to unveil.
If you do have these commentaries then I would implore you to get them. These commentaries are relatively inexpensive compared to others and are worth every penny. All Christians should be students of the Word and these commentaries do a great job of making sure that we right handle God's truth. It also helps us see how all of Scripture points us to Jesus.