Monday, November 27, 2017

Recommended Resources on the Book of Galatians

I have been truly blessed with a wealth of rich resources as I've studied Paul's letter to the Galatians this year for my sermon series, The Truth of the Gospel. Here is a list of some of the best of the best.


Timothy George, Galatians (New American Commentaries, Vol #30, Broadman).

George's commentary is readable, warm, pastoral, comprehensive, sharp. He has a deep understanding of the text but also of the history of interpretation of the text. A genuine pleasure to read. My favorite this year.

Martin Luther, Galatians (The Crossway Classic Commentaries, ed. McGrath & Packer)

A classic! Luther was a champion exegete and a strong preacher of God's Word.

Douglas Moo, Galatians (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

Moo's is the best commentary for laying out the various interpretative options at every point. More academic, not much application.

Warren Wiersbe, Be Free: Exchange Legalism for True Spirituality (David C. Cook)

Weirsbe's book is a good entry-level read for beginners.

Thomas Schreiner, Galatians (Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)

Schreiner's is the best commentary for understanding the structure and content, also has application. If I could only buy one for preaching, this is the one I'd probably get.

John Stott, The Message of Galatians (The Bible Speaks Today, IVP)

As usual, Stott's writing is rich, sagacious, incisive, and concise! Stott knew the Word and had a wonderful way with words. Probably the best all-round commentary for laymen.

Free Audio Resources:

The Gospel Coalition 2017 Conference was on the Reformation; the plenaries were Galatians chapter by chapter. Listening to them pushed me over the edge in deciding to preach Galatians this year.

Mitch Chase has been insightfully preaching through Galatians this Summer/Fall.

Douglas Moo taught through Galatians in 8 very indepth lectures. I have listened to them all 3 times and some of them more than that. Moo was my constant earbud companion this year.

Doug Moo has also recorded 15 lectures on Galatians for Biblical Training. I have not been able to listen to these yet.