God’s Word For You Commentaries | Reviews, Theology

For You commentary series
Pastor and author Tim Keller wrote the Romans volume in the God’s Word For You series

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.

Note: See the Bible Commentaries Comparison Chart to see how the SGBC series compares to dozens of other commentary series.

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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

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Exodus For You – Tim Chester

Judges For You – Timothy Keller

1 Samuel For You – Tim Chester 

2 Samuel For You – Tim Chester

Daniel For You – David Helm

Micah For You – Stephen Um

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

Titus For You – Tim Chester

James For You – Sam Allberry

1 Peter For You – Juan Sanchez

Revelation For You – Tim Chester