A renowned Bible scholar opens up the message and meaning of the letter to the Romans for today’s readers. Paul’s letter to the Romans comes alive in N. T. Wright’s updated, reader-friendly translation and insightful commentary. He guides the reader through the world of the New Testament, explaining the ideas and events that shaped Paul’s powerful witness to the gospel. Breaking down Romans into brief, easy-to-study segments, Wright shows how Paul’s account of God’s gracious gift in Christ speaks powerfully to the spiritual longings of contemporary readers. New Christians and longtime followers of Jesus alike will find inspiration and practical wisdom for their journey within these pages This expanded edition contains Wright’s updated translation of the biblical text, a new introduction, and a study guide designed for use in Bible study classes and individual reflection. Helpful summaries and insightful questions assist group leaders, study participants, and solo learners to encounter chapters 9 through 16 of the letter to the Romans in exciting and enriching new ways.
<P>"Wright’s For Everyone series is a gift that feels like lucking into some time on your front porch, sitting at a bar or walking in the park with an old friend who happens to know all there is to know about the Bible, and who understands plain folks who are curious, and eager for anecdotes, observations, stories and fresh insights – and how complex scholarship matters in real life" - James Howell, Senior Pastor, Myers Park United Methodist Church
<p>"For two decades, N. T. Wright’s New Testament for Everyone commentary series has made accessible and spiritually insightful biblical scholarship available to a broad Christian audience and has taken the reader deep into the books of the New Testament. This anniversary edition serves to acknowledge that these commentaries, much like William Barclay’s Daily Study Bible, have stood the test of time. While preachers will have riches to mine, more importantly, so will everyone who seeks a better understanding of the New Testament. The study guide included with these commentaries makes them even more usable for congregational Bible study groups." - Robert D. Cornwall, Minister-at-Large, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)