The Letter to Romans: Daily Study Bible [DSB]
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For almost fifty years and for millions of readers, the Daily Study Bible commentaries have been the ideal help for both devotional and serious Bible study. Now, with the release of the New Daily Study Bible, a new generation will appreciate the wisdom of William Barclay. With clarification of less familiar illustrations and inclusion of more contemporary language, the New Daily Study Bible will continue to help individuals and groups discover what the message of the New Testament really means for their lives.
In this hardcover edition of The Letter to the Romans from The New Daily Study Bible Series, William Barclay uses his characteristically approachable writing style to offer fresh translation and clear exposition that allows readers to see the heart of Paul's gospel.
Both in mood and in method, Romans is an entirely different epistle than Paul's other writings, coming the nearest of all of Paul's other letters to being a theological treatise. Instead of being concerned with immediate, practical problems, the apostle provides a systematic exposition of his own theological position and the essence of his faith, handing down in a sense a "theological last will and testament." In ways that no other writing of the New Testament has achieved, the ideas expressed in the letter to the Romans have shaped formatively the whole of Christian belief.
Built upon solid scholarship and his own extensive knowledge of the original languages, Barclay's commentary on the letter to the Romans remains accessible to the non-technical reader, providing inspiration for pastors, missionaries, students and laymen and, in Barclay's own words summing up Richard of Chichester's prayer, enabling men and women 'to know Jesus Christ more clearly, to love him more dearly, and to follow him more nearly.'
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1975
Series: Daily Study Bible
William Barclay (1907-1978) is known and loved by millions worldwide as one of the greatest Christian teachers of modern times. His insights into the New Testament, combined with his vibrant writing style, have delighted and enlightened readers of all ages for over half a century. He served for most of his life as Professor of Divinity at the University of Glasgow, and wrote more than fifty books--most of which are still in print today. His most popular work, the Daily Study Bible, has been translated into over a dozen languages and has sold more than ten million copies around the world.
Richard Campbell4 Stars Out Of 5This work is clear and concise, to the point.September 23, 2011Richard CampbellQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I have enjoyed William Barclay's work particularly on the letters of St. Paul over the years. I feel , however, that I must withhold my "excellent" rating in all categories other than the quality of the book's appearance.
Why it is that people feel they must change words that radiate the majesty and clarity of older biblical translations escapes me. The use of what appears to be an attempt to "dumb down" the language of even the NRSV I believe is to cater to the laziness of today's readers to learn read, think and contemplate in a far more noble use of English prose. I am of course referring to the biblical text prior to each of Barclay's commentary. This does not otherwise diminish the Spirit filled, Christ centered exegesis of William Barclay.
BusterAge: 55-65Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5A very valuable tool for Bible study.September 22, 2011BusterAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The whole Barclay commentary series is clearly written, in an understandable, popular style, but still deals with textual and historical issues necessary to gain a clear understanding of scripture. Where there are disagreements among scholars, Dr. Barclay expresses his understanding, but presents other interpretive positions clearly so the reader may, through prayer, study and the leadership of the Holy Spirit, gain greater insight into the (divinely inspired, inerrant, authoritative) Word of God.
Emmett Higginbotham5 Stars Out Of 5March 8, 2010Emmett HigginbothamAn excellent bible study aid and very easy to read and interpret for any study group.
Margaret Lewis5 Stars Out Of 5June 3, 2009Margaret LewisThis book was a wonderful book. It allowed me a very clear and easy way to better understand the book of Romans. I have enjoyed every one of William Barclay's books that I have read and have found they are excellent study guides.
Billie Thompson5 Stars Out Of 5July 15, 2008Billie ThompsonExcellent book, providing background and history of book of Romans, as well as spiritual views.