Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Now That Faith Has Come

Title: Now That Faith Has Come: A Study of Galatians

Author: Beth Moore & Melissa Moore

Genre: Bible Study, Christian Nonfiction

Publisher: Living Proof Ministries

Source: Own

My review:

I have done several of Beth Moore's Bible Studies. So when the opportunity to join a local group presented itself, I jumped at the chance to study Now that Faith Has Come: A Study of Galatians.

"Grace is God's unmerited goodwill freely given and decisively effective in the saving work of Jesus Christ. Peace, on the other hand, denotes a state of wholeness and freedom that the grace of God brings."

One of the things I appreciated about this Bible Study is that Beth and Melissa's writings are so similar you would forget which one was speaking (they each had certain days for their writing/teaching portion). Beth's Bible Studies are always well-researched. This one was no exception. My Bible Study group also watched the videos that went along with this series, and I would recommend that as well. 

"An enormous test of faith comes when pleasing God places us in a situation where we will displease our mentors, or spiritual fathers or mothers, whose approval we've long enjoyed."

One of the biggest takeaways from this study is that Christ has made us free. For some of us, we will live free, for others, we will take that yoke back up and carry it. We forget that we are free and go right back into bondage.

The only thing that annoyed me about this study was when I would be reading and it would say "mom will talk about that tomorrow" or "Melissa will talk about that tomorrow." It was jolting and pulled me out of the study. Instead of putting that in there, it would have been better to simply state it would be explored further the next day.

I always learn from Beth's studies. I have studied Galatians many times, but there is always more to learn. I gained quite a few new insights and this study will linger for a while. I highly recommend it.


Synopsis (Goodreads): 

The apostle Paul didn't plan to go to Galatia. God used a physical ailment to direct him there, carrying the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. The relationship Paul would build with the Galatian converts--and his determination for the truth of the gospel to be preserved among them--led to one of the most passionate letters in the New Testament. Paul would not sit quietly by and let those who'd been liberated by Christ's glorious gospel submit again to a yoke of slavery. He'd send a letter with the volume turned up, calling believers to stand firm in the truth, stay bold in love, and walk by the Spirit. He'd remind them what it looked like to live for God's approval rather than human approval. The eternal words God entrusted to Paul for the churches of Galatia are as needed today as they were when the ink was still wet on the ancient pages.

Join Beth and Melissa Moore for a six-week deep dive into Paul's captivating letter to the Galatians. Come to know the letter's original recipients. Study its original context and embrace its timeless relevance. Discover--or perhaps rediscover--what makes the gospel of Jesus Christ revolutionary to those who choose to believe. Find out how everything has changed, now that faith has come.


  1. Thank you for sharing. Regine

  2. I have done several Beth Moore studies as well. Glad to know there is a new one I haven't done!

  3. I'm so glad you enjoyed this, Cindy

  4. I've never done a study by her; sounds good!

  5. I'm glad you enjoyed this. I agree, freedom is through Christ. I have always wanted to learn more about Paul. I feel like I should know more about him than I do.

    1. Kami, Paul is an interesting man for sure!

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    1. Lark, I highlighted so many I had a hard time choosing :)

  7. Thanks for posting about this book. Glad you highly recommend this study!