Paul's letter to the Romans sets a foundation of truth applying to all Christians seeking to understand the gospel. The first eight chapters contain a summary of the elements of faith that Paul purposed to teach all believers to help them obey and live the truth. The first eight chapters of his letter to the Romans are discussed in detail with a view to aiding those who read Chasing Truth to find the truth they earnestly seek. Joel Zao, the pen name of Joel Butler, discovered his calling to teach Christian truths upon separation from a brief tour as a U.S Air Force pilot in 1972. Even though Joel's flying career was of short duration, he participated in numerous world-wide deployments and warzone aircraft delivery assignments in South Vietnam and Thailand. Joel enjoyed an active business career in real estate, mortgage brokerage, and title insurance. He founded and managed a title insurance company that was sold to a national firm in 2001 as he remained on staff as consultant until retirement in 2007. Joel and Bette, Joel's life-long companion since college, and faithful partner who left a successful teaching career to join Joel in business, have two children. Their son, Brett, lives with his wife Glenda, and their two children, Chase and Nicole in Orlando, Florida. Their daughter, Shannon, resides with her daughter, Renee, in Destin, Florida. Teaching bible truth is Joel's passion. He believes that diligent study will reward anyone who "chases truth." When completing a three year weekly study series on Paul's letter to the Romans, Joel was encouraged by the group members to place the discoveries of their discussions in print. That is how Chasing Truth evolved. Our joint prayer is that God will open His Word to all who join us in this quest.