The letter to the Romans is one of the most read and life changing books in the history of the world. In short, Romans is about the Gospel. In his letter, Paul deals in depth with how the power of the Gospel transforms every aspect of our lives, our cities, and our world.
This sermon series on Romans, taught in 2018, covers each of the major sections of the book.
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A commentary is simply a book written to help you understand parts of the Bible. There are several excellent commentaries on Romans. The following are the commentaries Bill Magsig, Lead Pastor of Berean, recommends:
If you’re looking for solid books about Romans, I would begin with the Bible itself. There is simply nothing better than reading the letter for yourself. For that matter, learning a basic rhythm of daily Bible reading is one of the most important things you’ll ever do. I would recommend a tool like The Community Bible Reading Journal to help you grow in your own understanding of how to read the Bible.
From there, I would start with the Bible studies above. They are great introductions to the book, and will really help you better understand the major themes and issues that Paul deals with throughout his letter. In particular, I’d recommend the one by Tim Keller to start with.
If you’re looking for a more thorough commentary for your study in Romans, I tend to use the following:
When I was first preparing for the Romans series, I found this article by John Piper really helpful in choosing which commentaries I would be using.