Logos is releasing the first volume in its High Definition Commentary on Romans by Steve Runge. According to the blurb, the volume is organized into preachable portions of Scripture and featuring over 100 custom graphics, Romansis perfect for sermons, Bible studies, and small groups. Using principles of linguistics and Biblical exegesis, Dr. Runge illuminates the key principles and overall message of the book of Romans. This commentary not only helps you identify the big ideas of a passage, it gives you custom slides that you can export right into sermons and Bible studies. Dr. Runge provides applicable and approachable examples throughout, making clear every-day connections between ideas in Romans and practical living. The High Definition Commentary: Romans is a one-of-a-kind Bible teaching tool, and only available from Lexham Press.
See more details here.
Logos is offering 15% off until 26 October!!
Best thing about it is an exegetical summary of each passage plus some great visual resources and slides to go with it.
Here’s a blurb I wrote for it:
“Steve Runge presents a learned and helpful study of Paul’s letter to the Romans. It is a visually stimulating work where Paul’s thoughts are literally mapped out in front of you. Runge successfully show the reader how Paul’s argument in the letter is put together on one block after another. It is a great tool for anyone who is serious about teaching Romans!”
- Michael F. Bird (Ph.D, University of Queensland), Lecture in Theology at Ridley College, Melbourne.
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