In the third volume of his New Testament Devotional Commentaries Volume 3: Galatians Through Revelation, Bo Giertz returns to the text with his keen insight and love for God's word and God's people. This would finish his work as an author that began in the 1930s and continued for five decades.
Taking the principles of Biblical Realism he had learned from his mentor Anton Fridrichsen, with its rejection of both liberal higher criticism and fundamentalist biblicism, Bo Giertz opens some of the most difficult to understand texts in all of Scripture with a simple understanding that this is God's word for you.
He blends this approach to Scripture with pastoral insight gained from his years as both a rural parish priest in the Swedish countryside and the Bishop of the bustling cosmopolitan center of Gothenburg. His commentary on Revelation is particularly revolutionary.
Appendix: The Bible's View of Itself and Other Views of the Bible
The former Swedish Bishop Bo Giertz was a man of clarity and simplicity. At the same time, he was a thinker of profound knowledge and understanding. Every time he picked up his pen, his writings started to live their own life. They have inspired the reader ever since, even after the death of the author. Now, "The New Testament Devotional Commentary" can be read in English. The exceptional character of the whole series proves that Bo Giertz was a man with a mission. He was sent by God to speak to you.
Reverend Timo Laato, Dr. Theol. and Master of Arts
Like the first two volumes this final volume reflects Giertz's commitment to the Scriptures as the Word of God and it radiates the warmth of evangelical faith. This volume like the previous two lends itself well for use in personal and group Bible study.
John T. Pless, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN
The volume completes Bror Erickson's splendid offering of access to the witness of Swedish bishop Bo Giertz....Volume 3 of the New Testament Devotional Commentary is the culmination of a short course for pastors in how to preach and for lay people in what to look for in a sermon. For Giertz, Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever, that is, he remains crucified and risen Lord "for you," the center of all things. This is preaching we need today.
Ken Sundet Jones, Professor of Theology and Philosophy, Grand View University