Friday, August 23, 2013

"Judges for You" by Tim Keller

Parts of the Bible can be difficult to understand, but thankfully there are writers and scholars to help us find the answers to our questions. The book of Judges is such a book, and Tim Keller has painstakenly taken the time to get into the meat of the book and explain it. If you have wanted to get more from your reading or study of the book of Judges, this book will help get you through it.

Judges is full of stories of the Israelites sinning and rebelling against God, then begging for forgiveness, followed by that forgiveness. The people want a physical leader, but those leaders (judges) aren't always good, and the prople fall into idolatry. Many times this happened because of involvement with the people around them, many times due to a failure of faith in their God. The parallels with today's believers and the world are astounding and relevent. Is the grass greener on the other side? Has God left us when we don't see Him working? Do we need to put someone/something up to worship? God's Word was written for us to learn and grow, and the Book of Judges is no exception. "Judges for You" will give you answers to questions you might have and will help you delve deeper into this interesting book of the Old Testament.

Tim Keller is a wonderful writer who has certainly done his preparation for this book. He carefully explains the thoughts and events with clarity and wisdom, making it possible for average Bible readers to get to the meat of this book. I have really enjoyed it and look forward to reading more of his work. This book would make a wonderful devotional book, book discussion choice, and even a book for Sunday School groups to study. I received my review copy from Cross Focused Reviews in exchange for an honest review.

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