Published on May 7, 2018 by Joshua R Monroe

Great Writing, 2017 | 320 pages

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From the Back Cover

Paul’s epistle to the Galatians can be summarized by one simple question: What is the gospel? What is the real gospel, as opposed to false gospels or (to use Paul’s own terminology) perverted gospels? One recent commentator has written, “Historically, Galatians has been foundational for many forms of Christian doctrine, proclamation and practice. And it remains true today to say that how one understands the issues and teaching of Galatians, determines in large measure what kind of theology is espoused, what kind of message is proclaimed, and which kind of lifestyle is practiced.”

Pastor Robert L. Dickie, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, writes, “This commentary by Dr. Edgar Andrews on the book of Galatians is a clear, concise and practical exposition of the apostle Paul’s great letter. Dr. Andrews addresses the massive issue of Galatians with a clarity and relevance that will be appreciated by all who have an interest in promoting the true gospel of Jesus Christ. This timely book will enable the reader to define the gospel clearly and biblically, and to recognize the dangerous errors and trends developing in the evangelical church today. This is must reading for those whose chief concern is to preach Christ and him crucified. I highly recommend this book to preachers, pastors and lay people alike.”


About the Author

Edgar Andrews is Emeritus Professor of Materials in the University of London, and co-pastor of the Campus Church, Welwyn Garden City, England. He has also written A Glorious High Throne, a readable commentary on Hebrews and The Spirit Has Come, described by the Evangelical Library Bulletin as “a scholarly and conclusive work” on the Holy Spirit. He is also the author of several books on science and the Bible, and of the widely acclaimed apologetics book Who Made God? Searching for a Theory of Everything.


Features and Benefits

  • A verse-by-verse commentary that can be read like an ordinary book
  • Easy to read and understand; includes chapter summaries
  • Detailed without being tedious; chapters short and easy to digest
  • Emphasizes our completeness and our freedom when we are in Christ; a great antidote to legalism
  • Flows naturally with the text and emphasis of the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Galatians; an antidote to legalism


Who Should Read This Book

  • A book for “ordinary” people, young or old, educated or uneducated
  • Ministers, Bible teachers, leaders of small-groups, speakers
  • Theological students
  • Men’s and women’s groups; useful as a Sunday School resource
  • A book for “ordinary” people, young or old, educated or uneducated


Table of Contents

Part 1: The Gospel of Grace
1. The Gospel of Christ (1:1–14)
2. The Gospel Perverted (1:6–9)
3. The Gospel Received (1:10–12)
4. The Gospel Preached (1:13–24)
5. The Gospel Shared (2:1–2)
6. The Gospel Threatened (2:3–5)
7. The Gospel to the Gentiles (2:6–10)
8. The Gospel Defended (2:11–14)

Part II: The Nature and Necessity of Faith
9. The Works of the Law (2:15–16)
10. Justified by Faith (2:16
11. The Law Dismantled (2:17–18)
12. United with Christ (2:19–21)
13. The Hearing of Faith (3:1–5)
14. The Faith of Abraham (3:6–9)
15. The Curse of the Law (3:10–12)
16. The Promise of the Spirit (3:13–14)
17. God’s Covenant in Christ (3:15–18)
18. The Purpose of the Law (3:19–25)
19. All One in Christ (3:26–29)

Part III: The Spirit and The Believer
20. Heirs of God through Christ (4:1–7)
21. The Apostle’s Concern (4:8–11)
22. The Apostle’s Plea (4:12–20)
23. The Two Covenants (4:21–24)
24. The Two Jerusalems (4:25–31)
25. Freedom in Christ (5:1–6)
26. False Teachers (5:7–12)
27. The Law Fulfilled by Love (5:13–15)
28. Led by the Spirit (5:16–21)
29. Walking in the Spirit (5:22–26)
30. The Spirit of Meekness (6:1–5)
31. Sowing to the Spirit (6:6–10)
32. Glorying in the Cross (6:11–18)

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Free in Christ: The Message of Galatians for Today

Great Writing, 2017 | 320 pages

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