The first is this long-awaited commentary on Matthew in the New International Commentary. This work is 1233 pages, and it is written by one of the very best Gospels scholars alive today. His commentary on Mark is already well-established as one of the best, if not the best, on that book. He has already published two earlier works on Matthew. What is interesting is the history of this spot in the NICNT series. At first, Gundry’s commentary was supposed to fill that gap. However, Gundry’s views were not so popular in the Evangelical Theological Society, and so the commentary had to be published as a stand-alone commentary. Then several other scholars were slated to contribute that volume, but for various reasons were not able to fulfill their engagement. Finally, France agreed to do it. I think that the scholarly world will agree that God’s providence worked in such a way as to give us a splendid commentary that will serve the church well.
The second work I would like to recomment is this work on the life of David. The Gospel According to the Old Testament series is establishing itself as one of the best biblical-theological series available. For preachers, especially, the series is invaluable.
The third work I would like to recommend is this work on Genesis. You can read the table of contents here, and you can read chapter 9 here (on the birth of Isaac). The work is very full (536 pages), so, as a preaching book, it goes beyond what most books on Genesis from a homiletical point of view would have.