The Message of Romans, By John Stott alt

The Message of Romans

The Bible Speaks Today Series

Revised Edition

by John Stott

The Message of Romans
  • Length: 464 pages
  • Published: December 29, 2020
  • Imprint: IVP Academic
  • Item Code: 2160
  • ISBN: 9780830821600

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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 Mediterranean. Little did he know that for two millennia this finely tuned exposition of the gospel would echo through church and academy, market and home, around the world.

In this revised Bible Speaks Today volume, John Stott clearly expounds Paul's words, themes, and arguments in Romans and offers applications for today's readers. He explores the epistle's rich harmonies and broad vision, highlighting the power of the gospel. Deeply acquainted with the text and context of Romans and Pauline scholarship, Stott also views Romans from his own pastoral and missionary perspective.

This revised edition of a classic Bible Speaks Today volume features lightly updated language, current NIV Scripture quotations and a new interior design. A study guide at the end of the book will help you more deeply ponder the message of Romans and how it speaks to your life.


General preface
Author’s preface
Preliminary essay
Introduction: The gospel of God and Paul’s eagerness to share it (1:1-17)
A. The wrath of God against all humankind (1:18—3:20)
B. The grace of God in the gospel (3:21—8:39)
C. The plan of God for Jews and Gentiles (9—11)
D. The will of God for changed relationships (12:1—15:13)
Conclusion: The providence of God in the ministry of Paul (15:14—16:27)
Study guide


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John Stott

John R. W. Stott (1921–2011) has been 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 and the United States and around the world, Stott was a principal framer of the landmark Lausanne Covenant (1974).

Stott's many books have sold millions of copies around the world and in dozens of languages. His best-known work, Basic Christianity, has sold two million copies and has been translated into more than sixty languages. Other titles include The Cross of Christ, Understanding the Bible, The Contemporary Christian, Evangelical Truth, Issues Facing Christians Today, The Incomparable Christ, Why I Am a Christian, and Through the Bible Through the Year, a daily devotional. He has also written eight volumes in The Bible Speaks Today series of New Testament expositions.