Thursday, March 21, 2013

Blog Tour Review of GALATIANS FOR YOU by Timothy Keller

Timothy Keller is probably one of the clearest and most precise communicators of the biblical gospel that I've ever heard. In GALATIANS FOR YOU he looks at the apostle Paul's letter to the Galatians to help us understand what Paul was writing about,  which was the gospel. Specifically, one of Paul's main arguments was about the contrast was between trying to earn God's approval by following the law, which is impossible, and relying on the completed work of Christ in the gospel.

Keller takes a chunk of the letter at a time and explains it by both helping us to understand it in its own context and its implications for us as a modern audience. Keller is always good at using illustrations and stories to add clarity to what he's communicating. Each section ends with some questions for reflection.

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.

Review copy provided by The Good Book Company

Photo Credit: The Good Book Company

1 comment:

  1. Tom,

    Thanks for contributing to the blog tour.

    Shaun Tabatt
    Cross Focused Reviews