Writing for everyone in an approachable and anecdotal style, Tom Wright helps us to see the great sweep of this letter. Romans has long been viewed as the book above all in which Paul sets out the basic doctrines of the faith and the picture of God’s life for us. It is the classic summary of the gospel.
The conclusion of this part is remarkable. Chapter 7 ends with a summary of what Paul has been saying about God’s law. Chapter 8 is a stunning reminder that the purpose of the law is to give life, and contains some of the most extraordinary heightened language in the whole Bible. Tom Wright show how this leads to the great theme of assurance and Paul’s conviction that ‘nothing in all creation can separate us from the love of God in King Jesus our Lord.’
A major new series of guides to the books of the New Testament.
Tom Wright has undertaken a tremendous task: to provide guides to all the books of the New Testament, and to furnish them with his own fresh translation of the entire text. Each short passage is followed by a highly readable discussion with background information. The series is suitable for personal or group use. The format makes it appropriate also for daily study.
‘It’s world-class scholarship made enjoyable for casual readers.’ Associated Press
‘This enterprise is probably the most exciting thing to have happened in Christian education in Britain for many years.’ Expository Times
Wright writes wonderfully, accessibly and as smooth as fine chocolate.’ Ship of Fools website
‘Immensely readable series of books, making the whole New Testament available to everyone.’ Methodist Recorder
Tom Wright is Bishop of Durham and the author of many books on the New Testament, including (as N. T. Wright) the monumental works in the series Christian Origins and the Question of God.