I am a Christian who loves to travel, read books, discuss ideas, study the scriptures, learn languages, and drink good coffee. I study at Boyce College in Louisville Kentucky and hope to serve the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ wherever he calls me.
When deciding to do a book for your next group Bible study, it is doubtful that anyone would choose the book of Judges. Rape, murder, obesity, it’s all there. And yet, Tim Keller-pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NY City felt it was important enough to write an entire devotional commentary.
Keller breaks up his commentary on the book into 13 short and readable chapters. Each chapter covers a fair amount of biblical text without being overly simplistic or unnecessarily detailed. Weighing in at a little over 200 pages the book is very readable.
This book, as part of the larger “For You” series states that its goal is to be: “Bible centered, Christ glorifying, relevantly applied, and easily readable” In the opinion of this reader it has accomplished all of its goals. Those familiar with Keller’s other works won’t be disappointed. Highly recommended.
Disclaimer: I was given this book in exchange for a review. I was not obligated in any way to give positive feedback.
The book publisher Kregel (who kindly gave me this book to review) asked me to write a review by last week, which I didn’t do. My tardiness is due, partially, to the fact that I have been using this book to assist me in doing an ungodly (see the irony, I’m in seminary) amount of Greek homework. This book is like a magical leprechaun. It is small, but can accomplish much more than you would expect. The first fifty pages alone had the same amount of information as the first 25 chapters of my Greek textbook. It contains many useful Greek verb and participle paradigms and is the same size as NA27/28. I haven’t delved into the sentence diagramming of later chapters, due to my limited Greek knowledge, but I’m sure it’s just as helpful as the earlier chapters. This book is not recommended for those who want something to read while unwinding at the end of a busy day. However, if you wish to have a ‘handy guide’ in which you can look up that pesky feminine dative plural aorist passive participle, look no further.