Book Review – Romans 8-16 For You (16/2)

Timothy Keller is a well-known preacher, he is able to communicate God’s truth very clearly to his listeners. Likewise in the commentary, Keller does a good job explaining the book of Romans to his readers.

Romans 8-16 For YouReaders who are familiar to the bible will know that Romans 8 is passage that has been considered to the highlight or gem of Romans. Added to the fact that the book of Romans is filled with doctrinal truths. Often the preaching on Romans can get bone-dry very quickly when preachers become theological lecturers, emphasising on the various doctrines that can be found in Romans. Although this is good, this is certainly not preaching. Klee however, very refreshingly, is able to explain the passage yet be bale to bring across very helpful application of the text.

Included in this commentary are also reflective questions that one can think about after they have wrestled with the passage and Keller’s explanation. I found them to be very useful in group setting, this can be a helpful tool for those who are leading a group.

In all, I think this book will be helpful for any christian who wants to have a better grasp of Romans 8-16. Keller writes in a way that is easily understandable by anyone, even for those who are new to the faith. This is no easy task, and Keller should be commended for this great work. Pastors might want to consider getting this book as it will help them explain the theological pointers in a way that can be easily understood by others, that I found was one of the clear strength of this book. Another strength was how Keller can bring out clear implications from the verses, this is another area that is often lacking in “doctrinal sermons”, Keller would be a good source of help to these preachers.

I have found this book to be very enlightening and highly recommend you to buy one and read it too.

Rating: 5 / 5

If you’re interested, you can get it here and here (free international shipping), Kindle.

Disclaimer: I was given this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review