Author: Jon R. Jordan
Genre: Theology/Bible Study
St. Paul's epistle to the Galatians offers a fascinating window into the life of the Christian church in its earliest days. We see in this letter a pastor guiding his people through questions of salvation, theology, and ethics. The more we read, the more we realize that many of the same questions facing the Galatian Christians continue to face us today: Are we still under the Old Testament Law? What happened to the Law when Jesus came? Who are the people of God?
From Law to Logos: Reading St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians is a primer for reading Galatians for all it is worth. The focus of this book is preparing lay Christians to understand Galatians by reading it as a letter, in its entirety, over and over again. At the end of each chapter, the reader is better prepared to read and study Galatians in its literary, historical, and theological context.
Reviewer: Hanna Olson
From Law to Logos is an in-depth guide on how to read the Apostle Paul's epistle to the Galatians. Jon R. Jordan includes in his work the entire epistle (New English Translation) in the back of the book for quick reference. Mr. Jordan's words are a right to the point delight with no frilly filler.
The book takes you chapter by chapter into Galatians giving you a deeper look (perhaps a fresh look as well) at Paul the man and the circumstances that lead him to write his letter to the churches of Galatia. It also describes a great method for studying any of the Epistles. Overall this book reads as clean and crisp as its cover art looks.
Though some might find the language of this book a little dry, I thoroughly enjoyed its simplistic nature. It helped me to look at reading the Word of God in a whole new way. My hope is that Mr. Jordan will continue to write more books looking into and helping his readers to understand the Epistles. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to study the Bible.