This book is not a theological commentary. It is a useful tool for individuals, pastors, teachers, Sunday school teachers or groups. The author uses laymen speak to enable the average person to follow his analyses. Following each section there are challenging questions to help with examination and self-analysis.
Keller tells us that God does not love us because we are serviceable; He loves us simply because He loves us. This is the only kind of love we can ever be secure in, of course, since it is the only kind of love we cannot possibly lose. This is grace. The biblical gospel is clear that salvation, from first to last, is God’s doing. It is His calling; His plan; His action; His work. And so it is He who deserves all the glory, for all time.
The book provides great understanding of Paul’s poignant letter to the Galatians. Paul affirms how critical and essential the gospel of grace is to those who call themselves Christ’s disciples. Keller provides key points from the text as well as a complete understanding of its amazing themes. Keller does a wonderful job of utilizing commonly understood illustrations to create easy comprehension. The reader is able to identify with text and increase long-term understanding.
The author has written a very useful text. This book is a wonderful resource for group study, daily devotional, study companion or simply a straight read. This high quality and probing text can easily be recommended to theologians and beginners alike. Keller’s years as a preacher and teacher of the word pour from the pages as he provides this informative and easy to read analyses of Galatians.