Judges For You
Matt Smethurst, The Gospel Coalition, Aug 28, 2013
If you're looking to feel warm and cozy, I wouldn't recommend the Book of Judges. It's a bleak story—a 21-chapter downward spiral featuring deception, oppression, idolatry, murder, gang rape, and apostasy, just to name a few sins. And contrary to what you may recall from that old Sunday school felt board, even its “heroes”—think, say, Gideon and Samson—aren't exactly heroes.
The second in a series of expository guides based on the teaching of Tim Keller, Judges for You: For Reading, For Feeding, For Leading (Good Book Company) seeks to help preachers and laypersons alike understand and apply the message of this pivotal book. (There's an accompanying six-lesson Bible study guide for groups and individuals, also based on Keller's teaching, titled Judges: The Flawed and the Flawless.)... continue reading