Philemon is one of the shortest and most obscure books of the Bible—easily flipped over by casual readers. But Despite its small size, the book is theologically robust. It instructs on forgiveness in a unique and practical way, gently teaches on matters of equality, fellowship, edification, and more. Jacob Abshire unpacks Philemon’s 25 verses, studying how to think and behave more like our Lord, the forgiving God (Exodus 34:6-7).
Not technical, stodgy, or choppy, this book is fluid, transitioning from point to point much like a topical book—but each point is grounded in Scripture. This is a commentary for those who don’t like commentaries—full of rich exposition, but easy to read at the same time.
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I was greatly surprised to find Jacob Abshire’s commentary on Philemon to be the best I have ever read.
—Bill Klein, president, Bible Translation and Exegesis Institute of America
Jacob Abshire has produced a well-written and thought-provoking text on the oft-neglected book of Philemon.
—John D. Garr, chancellor, Hebraic Heritage Christian College
Jacob Abshire is the author of the Readers Commentaries series, including Forgiveness: A Commentary on Philemon and Faith: A Commentary on James. He is also the author of My Brother’s Keeper: An Essentia lGuide to Christian Accountability and God Breaks His Silence: A Study Guide for Christmas. He regularly contributes small group Bible studies to the Truth 411. He is creative director and a teaching ministry leader at Northeast Houston Baptist Church.