Monday, February 23, 2015

Review: Galatians for You: For Reading, for Feeding, for Leading (God's Word for You) by Timothy Keller

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: The Good Book Company (January 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908762349
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908762344

Book Description 

 First in a new series of expository guides to the Bible, Timothy Keller' Galatians For You closely examines the text of Galatians in an expositional, engaging and applied way. Tim Keller's trademark gift of clear explanation and compelling insights make this a uniquely flexible resource. This expository guide to Galatians will help Bible teachers, devotional readers and anyone with an interest in the book of Galatians.

"Galatians is all about the gospel - the gospel all of us need throughout all of our lives. It's dynamite, and I pray that its powerful message explodes in your heart as you read this book."
Timothy Keller

About the Author 

 Timothy Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, which he started in 1989 with his wife, Kathy, and three young sons. For over twenty years he has led a diverse congregation of young professionals that has grown to a weekly attendance of over 5,000.

He is also Chairman of Redeemer City to City, which starts new churches in New York and other global cities, and publishes books and resources for faith in an urban culture. In over ten years they have helped to launch over 250 churches in 48 cities. More recently, Dr. Keller’s books, including the New York Times bestselling The Reason for God and The Prodigal God, have sold over 1 million copies and been translated into 15 languages.

Christianity Today has said, “Fifty years from now, if evangelical Christians are widely known for their love of cities, their commitment to mercy and justice, and their love of their neighbors, Tim Keller will be remembered as a pioneer of the new urban Christians.”

Dr. Keller was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and educated at Bucknell University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and Westminster Theological Seminary. He previously served as the pastor of West Hopewell Presbyterian Church in Hopewell, Virginia, Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, and Director of Mercy Ministries for the Presbyterian Church in America.

My Review 

 I have explored a lot of books by a lot of Christian authors in biblical study pursuits, in groups or by myself, and I have to say that I think Galatians for You is one of the most impressive of the bunch.

Dr. Keller takes the reader through Galatians, verse by verse. And it is brilliant. I don't think there has been a clearer directive on what the gospels is all about. The Apostle Paul comes through loud and clear in the Book of Galatians in regard to what really matters about Christ's teachings. Dr. Keller does an superior job in bringing home this message. Grace not works is what saves.

I studied this book along with others in a bible study setting. While this book can be done as a personal study, I know that personally I find that I learn much more in a group setting. If your bible study is looking for a book to study then Galatians for You is a clear winner.

I am looking forward to reading more of Dr. Keller's works and reading and studying more books in this series.

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