Forgiveness: A Commentary on Philemon

Forgiveness: A Commentary on Philemon

by Jacob Abshire


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Forgiveness: A Commentary on Philemon by Jacob Abshire

Despite its small size, the book of Philemon is quite colossal, theologically speaking. It instructs us on forgiveness and does so in a unique and practical way. And while it does this, it gently teaches on matters of equality, fellowship, edification and more. Only 25 verses long, it packs 25 chapters worth of divine guidance for us all.

In this book, we will unpack these divinities so that we can think and behave more like our Lord, who is a forgiving God (Ex. 34:6-7). Technically, this book is called a “commentary” on Philemon; however, it has been written in a way that is unlike typical commentaries, which often read like textbooks, focus on individual passages, and have a choppy flow. The flow of this book is fluid, transitioning from point to point, like topical books do. However, in this book all of the points are posited by scripture. This is a commentary for those who don’t like commentaries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632960122
Publisher: Lucid Books
Publication date: 10/31/2014
Pages: 140
Sales rank: 1,116,275
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

About the Author

Jacob Abshire was born October 1977 and raised in the greater Houston area in Texas. Jacob is married and has four children. He serves as a teacher at his local church and contributor to Truth411, an online Christian content provider. His first book was published in May 2011, called "Forgiveness: A Commentary on Philemon."

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Forgiveness: A Commentary on Philemon 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beyond what I had mastered of forgiveness.  Insightful and thought-provoking.  Much more than I ever expected.  Must read.
rightidea More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book on the book of Philemon. It has a warmth about it for the characters in the story which brings them to life and easily lets us picture them as "people," not just names in the Bible to read about. Abshire brings Paul's apostolic motives into full view as he gently guides Philemon, in the spirit of Jesus' teachings, toward an attitude of genuine forgiveness for his runaway slave Onesimus. He also backs up every word and phrase of the book with the full throated Scripture references expected in a commentary. You'll also hear Abshire's heart here, the heart of a disciple yearning to tell the world about what he's discovered in the Gospel.