Eerdmans, the publisher for the NIGTC commentary series and other excellent series such as the Pillar New Testament Commentary (PNTC) and New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT), offers excellent discount on selected commentaries through its Eerdmans Commentary Club. Most of the discounts ranges from 30-40% for selected titles. For example, Longenecker’s Romans commentary was recently offered 30% discount for subscribers including free shipping, but only valid for the US only. International Club members will be able to enjoy such discounts soon when stock is available in their respective regions. However, Eerdmans’ offer for the international market though its Commentary Club is only limited to the UK, Europe and Australia, but not any parts of the world at the moment.
Perhaps it is time book retailers in Malaysia and publishers like Eerdmans could work together and offer such benefits to those of us in the Majority World. My dream is that scholars, pastors, and seminarians in Malaysia would be able to build their personal library with excellent commentaries and other references and use them effectively in their teaching and preaching ministry. Until then, I shall continue to dream that Eerdmans Commentary Club will be a reality for the Malaysian market.