Second Corinthians, an intensely personal and pastoral letter, is rich with Paul’s guidance to a troubled first-century church on the topics of generosity, suffering, weakness, and reconciliation, as well as the joys and challenges of earthly ministry to sinful people.
Although the content of 2 Corinthians can be difficult for readers today, Trent Casto provides insightful, pastoral commentary as he shows us this letter’s practical import for twenty-first-century congregations. Whether you are preparing sermons or Bible classes or are seeking personal engagement with God’s Word, Trent Casto’s keen pastoral insights will show you how to apply the truths of 2 Corinthians to your life and ministry.
As are all Reformed Expository Commentaries, this book is accessible to both pastors and lay readers. Each volume in the series gives careful attention to the biblical text, is doctrinally Reformed, focuses on Christ through the lens of redemptive history, and applies the Bible to our contemporary setting.
“A wonderfully faithful and useful commentary, the work of a man who is both a scholarly pastor and a pastoral scholar. The writing is clear and engaging, the scholarship is careful and thorough, and the pastoral application is penetrating and thoughtful.”
—Christopher Ash, Writer in Residence, Tyndale House, Cambridge
“The product of sound scholarship, a Christ-centered perspective, and authentic pastoral engagement. . . . These expositions [are] particularly poignant, powerful, and appropriate for both explaining and applying the text.”
—Bryan Chapell, Stated Clerk, Presbyterian Church in America
“Paul’s second epistle to the Corinthians is passionate, pastoral, and shockingly transparent about the apostle’s sufferings and shortcomings. . . . Pastor Trent Casto’s exposition of this letter blends sound interpretation with heart-searching application, making the apostle’s message uncomfortably humbling and strikingly contemporary.”
—Dennis E. Johnson, Professor Emeritus of Practical Theology, Westminster Seminary California
“Here one finds engaging illustration, judicious sermonic structure, and succinct theological integrity adorned by contemporary personal application. These sterling qualities coalesce to make this volume the starting point for preaching or teaching 2 Corinthians today.”
—Peter A. Lillback, President, Westminster Theological Seminary
“Trent Casto draws on rich and varied ministry experience, writing with grace (literary and spiritual), command of the text, and theological acumen. . . . This exposition will reward receptive readers with fresh insight, constructive conviction, and encouragement.”
—Robert W. Yarbrough, Professor of New Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary
“Scholarship, cultural engagement, and pastoral care [combine], creating a guide that expounds Paul’s rich personal message and applies it to both timeless and timely issues.”
—Daniel M. Doriani, Professor of Biblical Theology, Covenant Theological Seminary
“Carefully researched and practically applied. . . . You will find great help . . . in this commentary.”
—Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
“I’ve had the privilege of sitting under Trent Casto’s teaching and observing the vitality of his personal walk with God. This volume reflects both academic rigor and the warmth of a pastor’s heart. Most importantly, it flows from the life of a practitioner leading a local church that is bearing much fruit.”
—Chip Ingram, Author, True Spirituality and The Real God
About the Author
Trent Casto (MDiv, Covenant Theological Seminary; DMin, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is the senior pastor at Covenant Church of Naples (PCA) in Naples, Florida. He and his wife, Emily, have three children.