Here’s three books to read on Romans. If you are serious about in depth Bible study, you might want to visit the website bestcommentaries.com and search under NT books then Romans. They have technical (T), pastoral (P), and devotional (D) listed beside each reference. You can buy all three of the books discussed below online.

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The IVP New Testament Commentary series on Romans by Grant Osborne is categorized as a devotional (D) work. That means you do not have to have a working knowledge of the Greek language to follow his commentary. I like that Osbourne discusses various interpretive positions in footnotes at the bottom of each page. At the end, he includes a 25 page bibliography for further study. He is balanced and fair as he writes from a non-Reformed position.

The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler (2012) is highly recommended. He writes about the gospel for people who have grown up in and around Christianity. This is not a commentary on Romans, but a good book on the good news. I have not read the whole book, but I like what I’ve read and it is easy to understand. Chandler considers the gospel from both sides: God’s revelation and our response.  I plan on picking up a copy to read more thoroughly. It is available also in a Kindle edition e-book.

I bought my copy of The Plight of Man and the Power of God in Kenya at a Christian bookstore for about one penny a page, 93 pages for under $1.00!  This book is based on a series of lectures he delivered in England during WW2. The original  historical context and comparison with our day is interesting. Focusing on Romans 1-3 the author deals with sin, God’s wrath, the failure of religion (moralism), and the power of God’s saving gospel. (NOTE: D. Martyn Lloyd Jones also wrote a 14 volume verse-by-verse exposition of the entire book of Romans.)

These and any other books are only intended to supplement your own reading of the biblical text of Romans. Enjoy!

 

One Thought on “Three books to read on Romans

  1. Two of my favorites are both by Max Lucado
    1. In the grip of grace
    2. Grace

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