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Very good introduction to Paul's letter to the Romans in a Bible Study setting, covering the general message of Romans and applicable questions from the text. Well set out in exegetical form encouraging a serious reading of Romans rather than an overview. As F.F. Bruce said about this letter: "There is no saying what may happen when people begin to study the letter to the Romans". Jared C Wilson offers people such a transforming journey with his well thought out approach to Romans. All the important Gospel words are defined throughout. He connects us back to the whole message of the Bible while delving into the important theological developments of the letter. The personal application of Paul's message are presented to us at the end of every study. I hope pastors, Christian leaders and churches in general will see the value of this study for their people. Highly recommended!
This study guide on Romans has some excellent aspects and some very poor aspects; hence 3 stars. The excellent parts of the guide are the explanatory paragraphs at the end of each chapter called the Gospel Glimpses, Whole-Bible Connections, and Theological Soundings. These paragraphs explain clearly and briefly the important teachings in each portion of Scripture. The very poor parts of the study are the questions in each lesson. As the leader of the study group, I was very disappointed that most of the questions totally omitted the critically important doctrines and teachings in Romans. So if you choose this study guide on Romans, be prepared to write your own questions or heavily supplement the questions in the guide.
Got this since I was in a bible study and we were going over this book. Some of the questions I felt honestly didn’t go with the theme of the book or even with grasping the true meaning of the book. I feel if you are studying a book, you need to expect those studying are learning and trying to understand scripture more. I felt most questions per chapter didn’t make you think about what you read, but something different.
This is the second study in this series I have led a group of men through. It is accessible to a broad audience / suitable for newer believers as well as those who have been around the block a few times. I especially like the “Gospel glimpses”, “Whole Bible Connections”, and “Theological Soundings” sections for each week . . . these sections give context for the content in the study that help you understand how this book and it’s themes fit into the broader scope of the Bible.
I am just finishing up this study and I have learned SO much over the last 12 weeks. More than any other study had taught me. The question challenge me to really think and go deeper. I would recommend the ESV study bible to use with it if you’re newer to bible study and need some help with answers (or want to check them) as there are often corresponding discussions in the study bible that helped me along the way. The writing in this was very clear and I appreciated the solid theology. I learned a ton!