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  • Series: Bible Speaks Today
  • Paperback: 204 pages
  • Publisher: IVP Academic; Reprint edition (August 13, 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0877842884
  • ISBN-13: 978-0877842880
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #263,363 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John R. W. Stott is known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist and communicator of Scripture. For many years he served as rector of All Souls Church in London, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. A leader among evangelicals in Britain, the United States and around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant (1974). His many books, including Why I Am a Christian and The Cross of Christ, have sold millions of copies around the world and in dozens of languages. Whether in the West or in the Two-Thirds World, a hallmark of Stott's ministry has been expository preaching that addresses the hearts and minds of contemporary men and women. Stott was honored by Time magazine in 2005 as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World."

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Stott is a quality expositor.
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Our small group used it along with the Lifechange (Navpress) study guide on Galatians with great success.
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Very succinct typical of Stott's writings.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By David A. Bielby VINE VOICE on September 7, 2006
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I think that this commentary is very much like other Stott commentaries that I have used (Ephesians & Romans). He gives great phrases for teaching and preaching. For example in chapter 1:1 he goes into detail about what an apostle was from a Jewish perspective. Then he gives a mini excursus on NT apostleship...and teaches that there can be no more apostles in any sense. He does not offer convincing evidence for his position. The problem with all of this is that none of it comes from the Galatians text he is discussing. There isn't anything in Galatians 1:1 that would tell us in any way that apostles are not for today. That sort of conclusion is not exegetical and is debated hotly in various circles. So you must watch out for Stott to give one side of a debated issue without clueing you in on the other views. So why do I rate this a four star? Why do so many people like Stott's stuff?

I think that it's really good to use Stott's material for innovative and catchy phrases that summarize the terminology well. He often has an innovative outline of whatever he is teaching on. Galatians is no exception to that rule. Another thing that is great about this commentary is that it follows his matching bible study guides. So a Bible Study Leader can use Stott to start discussions, and if he has read this book, he has more meat to add to the discussions. To round out Stott, I heartily recommend the following additions.

Since FF Bruce has a commentary on Galatians, I recommend his. Also Fung's NICNT on Galatians is very careful to thoroughly explore the most reasonable options and show why one is superior over the others. Both of them are really good.

One more point...Stott sometimes interacts with popular pressures from different camps.
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By John E. Garrett on March 16, 2014
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Well done and in depth viewpoints as you would expect from John Stott excellent when used in conjunction w Francis Schaeffer treatment of Joshua
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While Stott claims that the Bible Speaks Today series (of which this work on Galatians-Thessalonians is a part) is not a set of commentaries but something less ambitious, "studies," I keep the books that he writes in the series close by as I teach an adult Sunday School class. Stott is a model of clarity, has insight borne of many years of study and ministry, and gives you what you need quickly. He also gives you his sources, mainly through his footnotes, providing a bibliography for the amateur bible student, as I am. For example, in Galatians, Stott makes great use of Luther's commentary - a source that is available from Amazon for download on Kindle without charge.
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John Stott filters through much of the modern scholarship written on Galatians, and distills down and relates the truth of Galatians in this book. Basically it's obvious that he's done all the hard work, and we get to enjoy the fruits. This is by far the best commentary I've read on this book, and yes I have read more than one : )
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By Carlos Marshall on September 13, 2013
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This is a great commentary for pastors, teachers and students alike. John Stott does a good job of covering both the message of this letter for the audience of that time (the Galatians) and its relevance for us today.
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Excellent. Very succinct typical of Stott's writings.But gets at the essence of the message of Galatians without wasting one word. I haven't read any other commentary to compare it to.
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The book met my expectations with a full and comprehensive revelation of the work of Paul during this particular season of his evangelistic journey. The book really exposed the "watershed" moment of the Christian faith being an experience of faith or works. John Stott's writing revealed the narrow lane by which "grace" through the power of the "Holy Spirit" working through Paul, made the difference.
The writing was well written in a systematic easy to follow order. John Stott elaborated on his talking points very well giving the reader a clear and full understanding at the books completion.
I recommend the book with an "A" rating.
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How does one rate a book that is not just read but actually spiritually ingested as food and drink? My very walk with Christ has been enriched, my eyes enlightened by John Stott's unfolding the Scriptures and the Holy Spirit opening my understanding. On a regular basis, as I read and study this book, I find myself saying, "I never saw that before." I thank God for blessing this generation with pastor/teachers like Stott.
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