Romans 1 - 7 For You

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Timothy Keller's expository Bible-study guide to the first half of Romans will excite Christians in their faith and equip teachers and preachers in their work.

Part of the God's Word For You series.

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Romans 1-7: The gift of God

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“The book of Romans is one that changes the world, by changing people.”
Tim Keller
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Join Dr Timothy Keller as he opens up the first half of the book of Romans in this applied commentary.

This uniquely flexible curriculum, edited from the study by Timothy Keller takes you through the first seven chapters of Romans, showing how the gospel message of righteousness received by faith changes our perspective of God, our lives, and our eternity.

Combining close attention to the text with Timothy Keller's trademark gift for clear explanation and compelling insights, this is a uniquely flexible resource. It can simply be read as a book; used as a daily devotional, complete with reflection questions; or utilised by anyone who has a teaching ministry, to help small-group leaders understand and apply the text, and to give preachers helpful ways of connecting timeless Bible truths to today's world.

Written for people of every age and stage, from new believers to pastors and teachers.

There is an accompanying Good Book Guide available containing Bible studies for small groups.

Timothy Keller is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, Chairman of Redeemer City to City and best-selling author.

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  • Series preface

    Introduction to to Romans 1–7

    1. Introducing the Gospel 1:1-17

    2. The Pagans Need the Gospel 1:18 - 32

    3. The Religious Need the Gospel (Part One) 2:1-16

    4. The Religious Need the Gospel (Part Two) 2:17-29

    5. Everyone Needs the Gospel 3:1-20

    6. A Diamond on a Black Cloth 3:21-31

    7. When Justification Started 4:1-25

    8. What Justification Brings 5:1-11

    9. Why Justification Comes 5:12-21

    10. United to Christ 6:1-14

    11. Slaves of God 6:15 – 7:6

    12. Warfare with Sin 7:7-25


Contributors Timothy Keller
ISBN 9781908762870
Format Paperback
First published February 2014
Dimensions 135mm x 216mm x 15mm
Weight 0.26 kg
Print size 9.5pt
Language English
Pages 208
Publisher The Good Book Company

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Customer reviews

18 Sep 2022

“Awesome Resource”

(Review written for 'Romans For You Set')

Tim Keller is a fantastic scholar, preacher and author. Love his exegetical approach to Scripture and found his teaching on Romans very helpful.

2 Jun 2021


(Review written for 'Romans For You Set')

So clear and accessible. Couldn’t put it down!

1 Apr 2021

“Romans for You.”

(Review written for 'Romans For You Set')

Excellent study on Romans, really helped me understand the importance of the gospel. Very well written and easy to understand complex issues of scripture.

27 Sep 2019


(Review written for 'Romans For You Set')

We're using this in our home group and it's very helpful in understanding Romans. It provides a good background, easy to understand comments, and excellent discussion questions. We're also using it with the "Good Book Guide to Romans", also by Timothy Keller, that serves as a companion for the more detailed "Romans for You".

4 Feb 2019


(Review written for 'Romans 1 - 7 For You (ebook)')

It is good and excellent

17 Nov 2017

“A thorough and meaningful book”

(Review written for 'Romans 1 - 7 For You (ebook)')

I find Timothy Keller Romans 1 to 7 a brilliant book. It gives a thorough understanding of Romans and teaches so much. it shows where believers are and their understanding of salvation and how easy it is to live life in a direction where people depend on their own righteousness rather than on the Almighty and that they have lost their way,
Romans is fantastic a great teaching letter.
I believe that the book adds to the understanding of Romans
which was used for the unification of the churches to help spread Christianity through the roman empire and to civilisation as we know it.
The book is better than a study and time should be spent going through it. Notes should be written to help mediate on its contents
Well done Timothy and the good book organisation
Keep up the work and the effort

30 Dec 2016

“A must read”

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I've been a Christian a long time, but these books were completely mind blowing. Paul goes through so many basic parts of Christianity that it can be easy to forget. Tim Keller puts it in a really simple explanation, even when dealing with tricky biblical doctrines. A must read for young and old Christians!

6 Mar 2015

“An excellent tool”

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I have always found some parts of Paul's letter difficult. Understanding the exact meaning of the text in the past has been challenging. I find these books easy to follow and a life changing explanation of the text.
Thank you Timothy (and Paul).

1 Apr 2014

“Excellent unpacking of the text”

I found this book very helpful in enhancing my understanding of Romans, especially Keller's analysis of the words expressing the purpose of suffering in chapter 5. That part is so good I plan to memorise it!

24 Jan 2014

“A breakthrough moment”

I have always known that Romans contains the most treasured truths of Scripture - salvation by faith alone, in Christ alone by grace alone - but have often struggled to see this shine out through the complexity of the letter. Until now. Keller unpacks even the most complex verses in the first seven chapters of Romans with a clarity which not only helps with comprehension, but also painfully points out how it is personally relevant. I am already looking forward to the second volume!

My breakthrough moment came in Keller's exposition of Chapter 7 whereby the Apostle Paul realises he is 'dead' in his sin because of his inability to keep the commandment "You shall not covet". Keller explains that this commandment tripped him up because it refers to an inward attitude of the heart, rather than an external action. He explains that coveting is an idolatrous longing for more than you have, failing to love God enough to be content, and therefore the essence of sin. This helped me to understand how none of us can keep the law perfectly and save ourselves. We all have idolatrous drives and desires and are indeed dead in our sin.

In addition to understanding that we cannot save ourselves, I have come to understand that we cannot obey by ourselves either, despite our best efforts! Keller's exploration of the rest of Chapter 7 draws out that it is only the Spirit's power that can conform us to the likeness of Jesus Christ. Through his Son God has rescued us, and through his Spirit he is changing us. "Thanks be to God - through Jesus Christ our Lord!" (Rom 7:25)

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