Additional Resources

Here are some resources our community found helpful in our study. Resources specific to each week’s blogpost will be listed at the end of each lesson.

Video course

N.T Wright Online has some excellent courses, featuring a weekly 30 minute lecture on video by the New Testament scholar Tom Wright. This one is called “Paul and His Letter to the Philippians” — Develop a deeper appreciation for the way Paul presents his message as a prisoner for Christ.

Free Online Video introduction to Philippians

This 9-minute video from the folks at The Bible Project is an excellent introduction to Paul’s letter. It’s well worth your time.

Listen to Philippians
A 15-minute audio of the entire letter, read in the Message translation.

Here’s another, read in the New International Version (click on the speaker icon on the right of the page)


  • Philippians (The Two Horizons New Testament Commentary) by Stephen Fowl

  • Cruciformity: Paul’s Narrative Spirituality of the Cross by Michael J. Gorman

  • Paul for Everyone: The Prison Letters : Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, Philemon (For Everyone) by N.T. Wright

  • Philippians: Believers Church Bible Commentary by Gordon Zerbe

  • Philippians: The Fellowship of the Gospel by Kent R. Hughes

  • Philippians (NIV Application Commentary, FrankThielmann

  • A More Christlike God: A More Beautiful Gospel by Brad Jersak

  • The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

  • Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer: An Approach to Life in Fullness by Brother David Steindl-Rast