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Romans : from Biblical text to contemporary life (The NIV Application Commentary, New Testament #6)

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This book, part of the NIV Application Commentary Series, helps readers learn how the message of Romans can have the same powerful impact today that it did when it was first written.
ebook, 598 pages
Published August 19th 2009 by Zondervan (first published August 1st 2009)
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Really like Moo's style. Romans is a difficult book to grasp unless you look only at the broad overview. Paul is so "wound up" when he writes this. He definitely has a point to make, and he makes it over and over, step by step, and then step by step again. Even a casual read of Romans reveals the intensity Paul feels when he writes this letter. Moo helps decipher it, while pointing out the various doctrines (sometimes contrary to each other) that have sprung from this letter. I've become a fan o ...more
7 Aug 2015
I rate a commentary according to how many new ideas it presents to me, how much it educates me, and how excited it makes me about my personal Bible study. I read parts of this commentary several years ago when I led a Bible study on Romans, but I relied more heavily on another commentary by Moo (Encountering Romans, I think it was - Baker). So this time reading the NIV Application Commentary is like reading it for the first time. I thought this book would be a regurgitation of the Bake
I studied the book of Romans during 2014. I gained greatly by taking a year to slowly study Romans, and this commentary was an extremely helpful tool. Romans - The NIV Application Commentary was in depth. I did not understand everything I read, and I certainly had to take my time, but every chapter was broken down into manageable sections. The Original Meaning section was by far the most difficult; I had to take my time. It was worth my efforts. Bridging Context and Contemporary Significance wer ...more
Jan 31, 2014 Matthew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Having read this commentary, I feel I have an even greater appreciation of Romans than I did before. I've taken a class on Romans, listened to all kinds of sermons about this letter, and read quite a few books about this treatise on the Christian faith. This may be my favorite of all of them. It was both theological and practical, which is what I wish every commentary was. I have no doubt that I'll be coming back to this as a resource for years to come!
Frank Peters
Jul 13, 2012 Frank Peters rated it liked it
This is the commentary on Romans in the NIV Application Commentary series, and was written by Douglas Moo. I have really thought highly of this particular commentary series. In general the authors have done an excellent job in bringing out the relevant applications of the particular passages. I also really like and respect this particular author – Douglas Moo. But, for some strange reason, this particular commentary did not resonate with me. I found the analysis of the passages excellent, but th ...more
Corey Hampton
May 24, 2015 Corey Hampton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoy consulting the NIVAC series in sermon prep. It's simple and clear without being simplistic. This work on Romans, however, didn't deal with a few things that I wish it had. Therefore, I would recommend following it with a few other more in depth commentaries, and with Lloyd Jones' exposition of Romans for application. But, that being said, it is a good introductory commentary. If you're wanting to study Paul's letter to the Romans for personal study, I would definitely recommend th ...more
Mar 17, 2010 Beth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Moo's treatment of Romans is thorough and scholarly. His main emphasis is seeking out the correct meaning of the apostle Paul's text to the Roman Christians in the 1st century A.D. and then making application to our own lives today. I found most beneficial his explanation of the extra meanings that occur in the original Greek but are not obvious in English translations. As a current teacher of the book of Romans to a small group that meets in my home, I found this a really helpful resource.
Doug Dale
Nov 04, 2015 Doug Dale rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Very helpful commentary on Romans. I really liked the organization of the book which focuses on the meaning in the original context, a section on 'bridging' between that context and today, and then a section of practical application. It worked well to, each day, read the section in Romans and then the associated commentary.
Apr 18, 2010 Wayne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A good readable commentary on Romans - each passage is dealt with in three sections: Original Meaning (to the Roman Christians), Bridging Contexts (helping modern audiences understand the geographical, social, and temporal context), and Contemporary Significance (how does this apply to me as a 21st century American).
Chuck Bonadies
Moo one of my favorite NT commentators and I've really grown to like some in the NIV Application set. However, this commentary was a bit of a let down. I think this was the wrong author to commission to a work such as this.

Michael Combs
Nov 25, 2014 Michael Combs rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best "casual" commentary on Romans out there. His larger volume is even better.
Justin Steckbauer
Mar 05, 2015 Justin Steckbauer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an excellent treatise of Romans, very balanced and powerful.
Aug 16, 2012 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I always use this commentary series when I am studying for a sermon. Very well written.
Rob Whelan
Awesome. Clear and focused. High level issues-- good for impatient people like me.
Oct 11, 2012 Shawn rated it really liked it
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Douglas J. Moo (PhD, University of St. Andrews) is Kenneth T. Wessner Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School in Wheaton, Illinois. He is the author of commentaries on Romans, James, 2 Peter and Jude, and Colossians and Philemon and coauthor of An Introduction to the New Testament. He also headed the committee on Bible translation for the NIV revision.
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