Romans is one of the best-known books in the Bible and likely the most famous letter in history, as it is the apostle Paul’s most systematic presentation of the gospel of Christ. In this expository commentary, J. V. Fesko considers this panoramic view of the breadth, height, and depth of divine grace. Fesko helps us understand both the big picture of Paul’s letters and also key passages in his writings by paying careful attention to the structure of redemptive history. Be edified as you read this survey of Romans, observing the consistent way the apostle exalted the glory of God as he called for the obedience of faith.
J. V. Fesko is an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and is also academic dean and professor of systematic theology at Westminster Seminary California. He has written a number of books, including The Spirit of the Age, The Trinity and the Covenant of Redemption, and The Covenant of Redemption: Origins, Development, and Reception.
“This clear and accessible commentary helps to take away the intimidation factor in seeking to faithfully understand and teach the book of Romans. As a capable guide through this important book, Dr. Fesko looks back to bring in needed Old Testament context for Paul’s argument while also looking forward to bring out the eschatological nature of Paul’s hope.”
—Nancy Guthrie, Bible teacher and author, host of the Help Me Teach the Bible podcast
“J. V. Fesko’s contribution to the Lectio Continua Expository Commentary on the New Testament is a welcome addition to this series. Fesko tackles the thorny issues in Paul’s Epistle to the Romans with scholarly rigor, yet his treatment is nicely seasoned with pastoral wisdom. Romans is a book meant to be preached, studied, and read by the people of God. May Fesko’s contribution help God’s people do just that.”
—Kim Riddlebarger, senior pastor of Christ Reformed Church in Anaheim (URCNA), cohost of the White Horse Inn broadcast
“For many reasons, Romans is an intimidating book for pastors to preach. In this latest Lectio Continua contribution, Fesko shows us how to explain and to apply with confidence this magisterial letter to the contemporary church. Fesko’s Romans models thoughtful exegesis, sound doctrine, and relevant application. I heartily recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand this epistle better.”
—Guy Prentiss Waters, James M. Baird, Jr. Professor of New Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi