Galatians For You
First in a new series of expository guides to the Bible, Timothy Keller's Galatians For You walks you through the book of Galatians, showing how the gospel message changes the whole of our lives.
Combining a close attention to the detail of the text with Timothy Keller's trademark gift for clear explanation and compelling insights, this resource will both engage your mind and stir your heart.
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"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
Galatians for You is a uniquely flexible resource. It can simply be read as a book; used as a daily devotional, complete with reflection questions; or utilised by anyone who has a teaching ministry, to help small-group leaders understand and apply the text, and to give preachers helpful ways of connecting timeless Bible truths to today's world.
Galatians for You is designed to work alongside Gospel Matters, Timothy Keller's Bible study resource for small groups and individuals.
Timothy Keller is a best-selling author and pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan.
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With all the talk of being gospel-centered today, this book takes us to Galatians and clearly, helpfully illustrates exactly how Paul called on the people he loved to center their lives and their church upon the gospel.
- Tim Challies, Author and Blogger
Table of contents
- Series preface
- Introduction to Galatians
- 1. The Uniqueness of the Gospel 1:1 - 9
- 2. God's Amazing Grace 1:10 - 24
- 3. Gospel Unity 2:1 - 10
- 4. Living in Line with the Gospel 2:11 - 21
- 5. You Never Leave it Behind 3:1 - 14
- 6. The Law in the Gospel Life 3:15 - 25
- 7. Children of God 3:26 - 4:7
- 8. Two Religions, Two Ministries 4:8 - 20
- 9. Grace to the Barren 4:21 - 31
- 10. Gospel Freedom 5:1 - 15
- 11. Gospel Character 5:16 - 25
- 12. Gospel Relationships 5:26 - 6:5
- 13. Sowing and Reaping 6:6 - 18
|Dimensions||135mm x 216mm|
|Publisher||The Good Book Company|
A must read
“Galatians is all about the gospel – the gospel all of us need throughout all of our loves. It’s dynamite, and I pray that its powerful message explodes in your heart as you read this book”. So begins Dr Timothy Keller’s book Galatians For You - clearly laying out the focus of both his work and the biblical book which it examines.
Keller’s book achieves three things superbly:
Firstly, it clearly explains the book of Galatians. Without getting bogged down in dull detail, Keller provides the reader with the right amount of information about the book of Galatians’ historical context, its author and the immediate situation which Galatians addresses for the readers understanding of Galatians to be enriched. Also, by working through the entire book of Galatians from beginning to end – chapter by chapter, verse by verse (i.e. an expository approach) Keller’s book is comprehensive in its scope. Although comprehensive, Keller’s work is very readable - the chapters of Keller’s book are around 12-15 pages in length – and are handily broken into two bite size chunks if you’re pressed for time (or have a short attention span).
Secondly, this clarity is coupled with a punchy and engaging style. Keller is always winning and winsome. He uses lots of relevant illustrations and examples to help us engage with the point he is trying to make. Often nice guys shy away from confrontation, but Keller never backs down from identifying error and pointing out where people have departed from the truth (and in doing so mirrors the author of Galatians – the great apostle Paul). Part of Keller’s brilliance is to show why such teaching can seem attractive or powerful to us – while helping us to see and understand both the lies that undergird such teaching and the dangers for those who adhere to such errors.
Thirdly, each chapter ends with “questions for reflection”, pushing us further in both our understanding and application of what they have just read. Keller helps us to see that for Paul – the gospel is indeed dynamite – blowing apart hard hearts of stone. Hearts that have been hardened by years of rebellious sin or hearts that have been hardened by years of self-righteous religious observance. More than that, the gospel contains an explosive force for the ongoing life of the Christian each and every day – as the spirit of Christ works in the believer bringing the gospel and its implications to bear upon every facet of our lives.
This book is a must read for any who wants an experienced and wise guide through the book of Galatians. It’s the kind of book that would make a great partner to your personal bible study – read a chunk of Galatians and then read a chapter of Galatians for You. Such an investment of time and effort will undoubtedly yield rich rewards. Galatians really is for you
A book that you should not miss this year!
I'm using this book together with my staff team and student leaders in a para-church organization we are in. This book fits perfectly to our focus and direction for our ministry and I believe it will help us to have a clearer and deeper understanding of the gospel. :)
Want to understand grace? ...this book is Ideal! Each chapter is thoughtfully broken into 2 parts, really well suited to being read a part a day. I found myself eagerly chomping through it in no time with definite positive results.
Delighting in God's Grace
Any book which helps my heart to delight in God’s marvellous grace has got to be worth me buying. Even moreso when that book takes me into the Bible to discover reasons for such joy; together with the assurance of God’s salvation; the privilege of belonging to Him and the transformative work of His Holy Spirit. I used it to read through Galatians in my devotions, and hugely benefited from it. The layout of he book aided this by breaking down the comments on each passage into two shorter sections.
Commentary on the text was thorough, while engaging throughout with the gospel’s challenge to both the religious and the irreligious, together with the analysis of sin as idolatry. Sometimes this flowed from the text, other times it was framework alongside the text. Helpful. Stretching. Inspiring. Well written. Highly recommended!
highly recommend it
I would highly recommend it for new believers who want to study the bible, but don’t know where to begin. Keller’s approachable language, coupled with the useability of the layout, make it a wonderful tool for both new believers, or for those who have read books about the bible, or collections of devotional thoughts, but have infrequently (or never) walked verse by verse through an entire book of the bible.
unable to put it down
I loved Galatians For You, and am excited to see what’s next in the series. I highly encourage you to check it out. Grab a copy and read it. You may end up like me, unable to put it down.
Keller deftly balances commentary with perceptive interpretation and application in a way that makes this a useful guide for people at all levels of familiarity with Scripture. I will certainly draw on it when I prepare lessons on Galatians.
clear and accessible
Keller unpacks the text verse by verse. His writing is clear and accessible… Galatians For You would be a valuable resource for anyone who needs to be reminded of the gospel. This book could be used for personal Bible study, group study, or family devotions.
I would give this book to anyone wanting to dig into Paul’s letter to the Galatians. Gospel-centered, focusing on the major issues of the text with an eye towards applications, Keller has done a marvelous job in writing this commentary.
One of the best parts of this commentary is its simplicity. While Keller doesn’t shy away from any difficult or controversial issues, he addresses them in a way that is easy to follow and easy to understand why those issues matter. The content is engaging, but doesn’t move away from the text.