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The Message of Romans: God's Good News for the World (The Bible Speaks Today: New Testament)

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When Paul first penned his letter to the house churches of Rome, his purpose was to gain prayerful support for his coming mission to the western reaches of the Mediterranean world. Little did he kn
Paperback, 432 pages
Published July 1st 2001 by IVP Academic (first published 1994)
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Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Relido inúmeras vezes. O bom e velho Stott...
Jul 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
I started my study of Romans with four commentaries: Stott, Murray, Moo and Hodge. At the get go I planned on Moo's being my main source, but I found myself using Stott's more, and I eventually settled into it as my sole commentary and used the others when needed. I found it to be the most helpful in preparing me to teach the material in a church setting. I liked how he covered Romans in cohesive sections rather than simply verse by verse. I also liked the points where he felt the need to make a ...more
David Sarkies
Jul 22, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Christains who are able to handle difficult doctrine
Recommended to David by: My Church in Adelaide
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12 April 2011

There isn't really much that I can think about when approaching a commentary on Romans. It is a book from the New Testament that has pretty much been done to death in both commentaries and in sermons, so when one sits down to read it one tends to go over a lot of old ground. That doesn't mean that that is a bad thing, not when it comes to biblical studies as Peter does say that we should constantly be reminded of the faith that we have in Christ
Bob O'bannon
Oct 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
From an evangelical perspective, it would seem to be very difficult to improve upon this commentary on Paul's great letter to the Romans. Stott is detailed without getting too deep in the weeds, but is also practical without being overly broad or simplistic. Stott was gifted with an amazing ability to organize material into tidy sections, which becomes very helpful when teaching or preaching through Romans. Even 22 years after it was written, this remains an indispensable resource.
Matt Mason
Apr 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Substantive and readable. This reads in a way that makes the reader want to stop using it as a reference resource and just read the whole thing. Stott sheds tremendous light on this magisterial epistle.
Jennifer Nelson
Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you ever get the urge to read a commentary, be sure to pick up one of John Stott's. I went through this one slowly (in about a year's worth of time) and enjoyed every moment of it. He writes in a very accessible style - this is no dry, dusty tome. He weaves some devotional-type passages in, which also add to its accessibility and charm. I learned so much about the book of Romans and grew in my love for God's Word as I worked through this book.
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Used for a in depth study on Romans for an adult Bible study
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent commentary on Romans and very helpful for teaching the book.
Aug 24, 2007 rated it really liked it
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This is a great commentary on Romans. Stott's main writing style is he draws from the many commentaries that have already been written on Romans (of which there are thousands) and he takes the greatest hits from all these different authors and puts it into a more understandable language. It is a bit thicker theologically than some books if you haven't read many commentraies or a lot of theology, so it does take some concentration and effort to get through. But it is worth the effort.
Rick Iacobo
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great in-depth look at Romans, contextually and historically. Stott has a way of covering others peoples thoughts on the material first, and then giving you his own - with support. Its a very well rounded study of the text. I read this book as I led the study every week through most of 2015, lots to cover, lots to learn - definitely felt it a well worth effort. Currently reading 'between two worlds' by Stott now - really enjoying the way he approaches things.
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Fantastic depth and breadth in this study of Romans. I want to read this again...after I've recovered from the first time!
Scott Carter
Feb 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Indebted to Murray's commentary,Stott offers a wonderful commentary well organized that will greatly benefit any study.
Erin Hepner
Jun 23, 2008 rated it really liked it
A little study never hurt...
Glyn Williams
Oct 23, 2014 rated it liked it
Clear, well-written commentary. A classic. I will eventually own the whole of the BST series.
Steve Shuford
Jun 05, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I used this book for a paper that I had to do for my Greek class, and I recommend it to anyone that wants to gain a deeper understanding of this rich theological epistle.
Jul 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
nice ebook
Sep 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I co-taught a Sunday school class at my church on Paul's letter to the Romans and this book, borrowed from the church library, was an invaluable resource.
Mar 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Excellent expository commentary on Romans. I'm reading through as I preach through.
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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One of the great commentaries.
Jul 16, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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i lent this out and it has been MIA since. i miss it.
Marty Taylor
Nov 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Clear and concise commentary - quite enjoyed
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John R. W. Stott is known worldwide as a preacher, evangelist and communicator of Scripture. For many years he served as rector of All Souls Church in London, where he carried out an effective urban pastoral ministry. A leader among evangelicals in Britain, the United States and around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant (1974). His many books, including Why I ...more
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“Who delivered up Jesus to die? Not Judas, for money; not Pilate, for fear; not the Jews, for envy;—but the Father, for love!’181” 4 likes
“So then, the unbelief of Israel, which in Romans 9 is attributed to God’s purpose of election, in Romans 10 is attributed to her pride, ignorance and stubbornness. The tension between divine sovereignty and human responsibility constitutes an antinomy which the finite mind cannot fathom.” 0 likes
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