God’s Word For You is a twenty-first century commentary series that is focused on expository teaching and preaching.
The books are written to be used in a variety of ways, such as a reference resource like other commentaries and they can also be read straight through, like a devotional aid.
The series includes contributions from well-known authors like Tim Keller and Albert Mohler.
Volumes also include discussion questions, which makes them suitable for bible studies and small groups.
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God’s Word for You Commentaries: Reviews
Russell Moore, Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, on the James volume:
“This just might be the most accessible yet serious commentary on James available. This work is soundly doctrinal, eminently practical, and beautifully devotional. Whether you’re planning to preach or teach James or to listen to these ancient words to redirect your own life, Sam Allberry is a wise and faithful guide.”
Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California, on the James volume:
“We not only need sound doctrine, but wisdom for life. This letter, written from that perspective, is a great encouragement to us in this fading age. Sam Allberry’s exposition of this letter is a rich and rewarding explanation of that wisdom.”
Author Interviews from the For You Series on Best Bible Commentaries
Preview: A few authors from the GWFY series have been kind enough to participate in Q&A’s with Best Bible Commentaries. Follow the provided links below to read their interviews in full.
Exodus – Tim Chester (click to see full Q & A)
Preview: “The fixtures and fittings of the tabernacle signal God’s intent to dwell among his people in a new creation and they point to how Christ will accomplish this.
I loved tracing the connections between the cloud that shrouded Mount Sinai and the altar of incense – which was basically a cloud-making machine in the tabernacle – both of which are designed to shroud the consuming glory of God.
This then sets the scene for the ascension of Jesus in which he passes through that cloud into the presence of God on our behalf.”
More interviews with GWFY authors: (click to read full Q & A)
The Purpose of “For You” Series
From the publisher:
God’s Word For You is a series of expository guides which walk you through books of the Bible verse-by-verse.
These flexible resources can be used for reading, for feeding and for leading: read them simply as a book; use them to feed on God’s word as a daily devotional, complete with reflection questions; or use them as you prepare to lead small-group Bible studies or teach in your church.
Volumes in “For You” Series
The links below go to Amazon using each book’s exact ISBN.
Judges For You – Timothy Keller
1 Samuel For You – Tim Chester
2 Samuel For You – Tim Chester
Luke For You: Volume One – Mike McKinley
Luke For You: Volume Two – Mike McKinley
John For You: Volume 1 – Josh Moody
Acts For You: Volume 1 – Al Mohler
Romans 1-7 For You – Timothy Keller
Romans 8-16 For You – Timothy Keller
Galatians For You – Timothy Keller
Ephesians For You – Richard Coekin
Philippians For You – Steven Lawson
Colossians For You – Mark Meynell
1 & 2 Timothy For You – Phillip Jensen
1 Peter For You – Juan Sanchez