Galatians For You Blog Tour

Shaun Tabatt —  March 18, 2013

Galatians For You by Tim KellerThis week the Cross Focused Reviewers are participating in a book review blog tour for Galatians For You by Tiimothy Keller (The Good Book Company, 2013). Excerpts and links to the reviews will appear below as they are available:

Galatians For You will help Christians at every stage of their Christian life and ministry to treasure and live out the truth taught in Galatians… Reading this book will help you learn to love Jesus, to fight against sin, and make much in your knowing, loving and proclaiming His grace for His glory.”

“The book is well organized and very easy to navigate. The content is superb; you can’t go wrong with Keller’s treatment of the text… I highly recommend this book for the pastor, student, or lay reader.”

“As you would expect, anything produced by Tim Keller is going to have biblical, culturally-aware, gospel-centered content. Galatians for You is no different. Keller hammers home the idea that the gospel is not the ABCs of the Christian life. It is the A-Z of the Christian life. This book makes God-entranced, Bible-based, gospel-soaked material accessible to everyone in the church. Believers and nonbelievers alike will have a clearer picture of the gospel and how it affects every area of life. I highly recommend Galatians for You to you!”

Galatians for You strikes the perfect balance with understandability, gospel focus, and technical knowledge… I would strongly urge those of my readers who may lead small groups or one on one discipleships to consider using this book. I doubt you will find another commentary that could be used in these types of groups with as much benefit and with such ease by people from all backgrounds. It will also promote further study in those who read it.”

Galatians For You by Timothy Keller is a very readable and informative title on the biblical Book of Galatians… As a co-teacher in an adult Bible Study class, Galatians For You will come in very handy should we ever have any Sunday School lessons from the book. Recommended.”

“I highly recommend Galatians for You. It’s an understandable read with an easy to use concordance to identify terms that the reader may not know and also contains an appendix that briefly discusses a “modern” debate about another aspect of Galatians.”

“I really appreciated the way this book shows so clearly that guilt and insecurity aren’t spiritual, that it’s grace not guilt that motivates us, that condemnation doesn’t come from God, that ‘trying harder’ isn’t the same as spiritual growth, etc.! If these are things you want to be reminded of I highly recommend this book as a way of helping you unwrap all the goodness of Galatians.”

“I took this book and read it alongside the book of Galatians examining them together and this was the most marvelous thing! Galatians really came alive to me! Keller’s applications were magnificent… If you want to grow in Christ I highly recommend this book.”

Galatians For You has a lot to do with fighting for gospel purity. When you add anything to the gospel, you lose the gospel. As the cover says, you can use this book in your spiritual growth and as study material to teach others. It’s a great book for making much of the gospel.”

“There are so many powerful sentences in this book that I have made multiple underlinings on almost every page of my copy. I expect to read this book over and over, and it will be a major resource the next time I teach from Galatians. I highly recommend the book.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

Galatians For You is an excellent adjunct for the study of the Book of Galatians. It is written simply with a great deal of wisdom and it is obvious that Mr. Keller is an excellent student and teacher of the Word of God.”

“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.”

Galatians For You is highly recommended for anyone seeking to better understand Paul’s epistle, whether as a new believer or as a lifelong student of the Scriptures. Although the book is not overly-long, Keller has packed enough insight and application between its covers to keep the thoughtful reader engaged for quite some time.”

“I would recommend this book to everyone, especially those less theologically driven who want something more to the point and easily digestible.”

“This book is a gift to the church. Buy it; use it; give it to a friend. I think new Christians in particular will find it most helpful. But, really, anyone who is struggling with legalism and is therefore having difficulty seeing the gospel for what is would benefit from this work.”

Where to Buy:
Galatians For You by Timothy Keller is available at your local Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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