Making Paul’s influential letter accessible to people without a theological education.
I am pleased to announce that the publishing house Wipf and Stock has released my new book: Charter of Christian Freedom: A Layperson’s Study Guide to Paul’s Letter to the Galatians. You can order copies from the Wipf and Stock website. It is also available through Amazon. Amazon will release a Kindle e-book version later in the spring.
I have written this book to help make the Letter to the Galatians more accessible to people who do not have a theological education, for Bible study group leaders, and working pastors. The apostle Paul’s Letter to the Galatians has had a deep impact on Christian theology and practice, far beyond its short length. It has inspired great Christian thinkers; it has also sparked reform movements.
Its message, however, can be hard to follow for the average reader. This study guide seeks to open up this important Christian literary work. First explaining the crisis situation Paul was addressing, I clarify the flow of Paul’s argument so the average reader can grasp its revolutionary import. Paul’s letter sparked a revolution in my own spiritual life. And I hope this study guide can help do that for others as well.
Here is what two former seminary presidents are saying about my book:
Gordon Lindsey’s knowledge of Scripture is breathtaking. His ability to bring it to life is on full display in this wonderful treatise that reads like a novel. . . . I predict this book will become a staple in Bible study leaders’ and preachers’ libraries, not just on the shelf, but open again and again, unpacking the gems hidden in one of Paul’s most important letters.
—William J. Carl III, Retired President of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.]
Bible study for adults is often an uphill climb. Teaching a Bible study for adults is equally arduous. Often there simply isn’t material accessible to lay readers. Fortunately Lindsey has given us a lively and insightful guide to the Letter to the Galatians. He brings a lifetime of teaching experience to his examination of Galatians—the short but enormously powerful ‘charter of Christian freedom.’ Spoiler alert: this book can change your life.
—John M. Mulder, former President, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
I invite you to read my book and discover whether it changes your life as well.
2 thoughts on “Newly Published: My Study Guide to Galatians”
Congratulations, Gordon! Just ordered my copy and look forward to reading it.
Tom, Thanks for your note. I hope you find the book engaging. It was written with an audience like your men’s breakfast discussion group explicitly in mind. If they should happen to want to read it, I would be happy afterwards to meet with them. I would love to hear their feedback and hold some discussion on the ideas I touch on in the book. Let me know if they show interest. Meanwhile have a good time reading.