Galatians For You is a new curriculum tool you can use to learn or teach from the book of Galatians. Both student and teacher can use it to walk through Galatians, learning how the gospel message changes the whole of our lives.
Combining a close attention to the detail of the text with Tim Keller's trademark gift for clear explanation and compelling insights, this is a uniquely flexible curriculum resource. It can be utilized by anyone who has a teaching ministry, to help small-group leaders understand and apply the text in their study groups, and to give preachers helpful ways of connecting timeless Bible truths to today's world. It can be used as a daily devotional, complete with reflection questions. Or it can be read for personal study and edification.
Galatians For You has an accompanying small-group study guide, Galatians: Gospel Matters: Seven Stuides for Groups or Individuals, which can be bought separately.
This is the latest curriculum resource from New York pastor and bestselling author Tim Keller, and the first in the new God's Word For You series.
- great book
I enjoyed listening to this book. It is a good commentary for a very important book in the bible. How easily legalism got emphasized in Galatia, as it still creeps into churches today. I remember when I was a new convert, and I asked a friend which book of the bible should I read first, and he said Galatians, and now I know why. When you first become a believer, it is essential to realize that it is not what you do that keeps you saved, but rather what God has done for you, and I feel like that is an important lesson you learn in Galatians.
- Good, solid work from Keller
This is a really good little book.
Just a few notes--
There are a lot of John Stott references. I have nothing of substance to add to that, I was just surprised by the number of references!
There is a good, brief interaction with the New Perspectives at the end of the book. Not an exhaustive defense of the traditional Protestant position by any means, but quite good for what it is.
My main/only qualm with the book is his imprecise, and thus misleading, language at times throughout. There is quite a bit of the Jesus vs. Religion rhetoric in this. Lots! Beyond that specific false dichotomy that is pervasive in Keller's teaching as a whole(it seems I have a bit of a pet peeve, bear with me), there is also language like "use the Gospel" in the sense of how we grow in Christlikeness. I forgot who it was but the point has been made that we can at times in our effort to be Gospel-centered, or whatever "Gospel-" you want to utilize,we can often minimize the work of the Spirit. This is not Keller's intent and it is not even really the result, but his imprecise language in certain places definitely opens the door for this to creep in.
This is a great overview of Galatians filled with deep, yet accessible, theology and clear, grace-driven(Gospel-centered? :-D ) application.
Great book. Listen and enjoy
- Very good study book
Timothy Keller provides good commentary to one of the best book in the New Testament.