Review: Keep Your Greek

Keep Your Greek: Strategies for Busy People

Author: Constantine R. Campbell

Paperback: 96 pages

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 978-0-310-32907-7



Way back in 2005, I took a six week intensive class on Biblical Greek.  This was at the start of my seminary career.  I did pretty well in the class, earning somewhere around a B (we were actually on a Pass/Fail system, so the actual letter grade didn’t matter).  I came out of that class with the best of intentions; was going to read from my Greek Bible every day, work on vocab, do translations without the help of Bible Works.  Needless to say, that lasted a whole half a semester.

I wish this book had been written back in 2005.  The tips provided by Campbell are practical and very do-able, even in the hectic world of ministry. They are something anyone can do.  There should be no excuse of not keeping up with your Greek.

Since this book wasn’t written back in 2005, all I can say is this book has re-motivated me to get back on the Greek wagon, to relearn my Greek and practice it daily.  Right now, I’m working on relearning vocabulary and will follow that up with verb tables.  By then, I should be ready to get back into the habit of reading Greek.  I have my vocab flash cards, my Greek NT and LXX at home now instead of at the office.

This book is a must have for any student of Greek.  In my opinion, it should be mandatory for all intro to Greek courses.  If you have taken Greek in the past and are working to relearn it, buy this book.  If you are taking Greek, buy this book.


I received this book free from Zondervan as a part of the Keep Your Greek Blog Tour. Providing me a free copy in no way guarantees a favorable review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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