Romans (Everyday Bible Commentary series). Alan F Johnson   Leave a comment

The book of Romans outlines the important basic doctrines of the christian faith. So, it is important that we read and understand the book clearly.

This commentary seeks to simplify these difficult concepts and explain these clearly. The author tackles the text in a verse by verse format, providing a virtual translation of the book. A lot of time is taken to give background to Paul and the text, and to place the letter in historical context.

The most difficult passages are given extra detail and some of the different points of view are explained.

Romans is an important book of the bible to understand. I found this a good basic commentary, especially good for young christians. Personally i found some of the explanations served more to confuse than simplify. I feel it is important to read around the subjects of salvation, justification and sanctification in addition to just reading a commentary. This was not the best commentary i have read on romans, nor the best in the series.

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