I have enjoyed every “Let’s Study” book I have read so far. These books are very readable commentaries. They include the text of the Scripture and then explanation and expositing on the text. Each one I have read so far has been a different author, so the style of writing is different, but they have all been meaty treatises on the Bible. Yet not so deep that they are beyond the reach of the average person. If you are intimidated by commentaries, these are a great place to start in digging into a book of the Bible. They also include a group study guide at the back to use in a small group or Bible study setting.
In this book, Let’s Study Galatians, the author takes us through some background behind why Paul is writing this book. There is some debate over when the book of Galatians was written and how that might have affected what Paul wrote regarding the whole Gentiles and Jews controversy and the need for keeping the law to be a Christian. The author really brings out the tone of Galatians and Paul’s directness to the Galatians in his rebuke towards them. I really enjoy how he gives the background and how the other apostles might have been affected by these issues, particularly as Paul talks about his confrontation with Peter in the book of Galatians.
For help in understanding the background of Galatians and the issues that it addresses, this is a readable and useful commentary. The author does a good job of explaining some difficult passages. Again another winner in the Let’s Study series (which, by the way, is on sale at Banner of Truth through the end of December).
*I received a copy of this book free from the publisher Banner of Truth in exchange for my review.