Paul Kretzmann's Popular Commentary on the Whole Bible was written in the early twentieth-century, and continues to be used by both pastors and laity today. He writes on each book of Scripture from a Lutheran perspective with an emphasis on practical and theological application of the text.
John Theodore Mueller writes about this work:
"Its purpose is to open to the common people the portals to the marvelous treasure house of God’s wisdom, not in order that people might admire the golden portals, but that they might adore the divine fullness of God’s wisdom and truth. The Popular Commentary is a Lutheran commentary composed in the spirit of Luther, whose one paramount desire was to have all people read and understand, believe and live the Bible. It is a commentary such as Luther would have written, had he lived in America today, a commentary of the Bible and for the Bible."