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The Finished Work of Christ: The Truth of Romans 1-8

4.41 of 5 stars 4.41  ·  rating details  ·  75 ratings  ·  8 reviews
The Book of Romans, with its compact yet all-encompassing summary of the Christian faith, has greatly influenced the church through the centuries. Augustine, Martin Luther, and John Wesley all trace their spiritual renewal to a reading of Romans. Great revivals in church history have been sparked by studying it. And the doctrinal truths within Romans are foundational to al ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published September 24th 1998 by Crossway
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Chuck Ferlita
Schaeffer is more commonly known for the titles "How Shall we Now Live" and "The God Who Is There", but this lesser known book is one of the best explanations of grace and salvation I've ever come across. The book itself actually comes from a series of Bible studies hosted by Schaeffer with local university students. I feel this gives the book a more personal and down to earth presentation of the Gospel. Admittedly, some of Schaffer's books are not easy reads, however this book and simple and di ...more
The Finished Work of Christ provides a clear, articulate, well-structured exposition of Romans 1-8. Though the subject matter could easily have gotten bogged down in academic fog, Schaeffer’s simple phrases and leisurely pace make the book accessible by most any reader.

It was my first Francis Schaeffer book, and I look forward to many others.
Source: Free copy from Crossway for purpose of review.

I'm often amazed at some books who have more publicity than others. The Finished Work of Christ is a diamond among a sea of books.

In The Finished Work of Christ, Francis Schaeffer teaches from the first eight chapters of Romans. These were originally recorded teachings that have now been published. I'm anxious to read the next book which will be the other half of Romans, chapters nine through sixteen. The key verses for this section of Roman
Jacob Coldwell
Hugely important book. Came at a good time for me too. After hearing so many different takes from church leaders with their own personal descriptions that in hindsight were inaccurate and blatantly against the content of Romans, having an author work through the reality of what God is saying with clarity, is immensely beneficial. Francis does a great job showing the balance of the reality that God desires a relationship with the people that are set against Him and His plan to accomplish that gap ...more
Indeed, I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. It is the power of God to save every one that believes... To save initially, to save continually, and to save restoratively. Justification, sanctification and glorification. Amen and amen.
One of the clearest discussions of the law and the gospel as set forth by the apostle Paul that I have ever read. This book is an amazing read, with a depth that holds up to intense study.
As always, beautiful, thoughtful, and important exposition and application from Schaeffer. This would make an important addition to anyone's library and is a wonderful personal study.
Billy Widener
Study of Romans from chapter 1 to 8. A Reformed Protestant perspective.
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Francis August Schaeffer was an American Evangelical Christian theologian, philosopher, and Presbyterian pastor. He is most famous for his writings and his establishment of the L'Abri community in Switzerland. Opposed to theological modernism, Schaeffer promoted a more historic Protestant faith and a presuppositional approach to Christian apologetics which he believed would answer the questions of ...more
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