This is a thoughtful and erudite look at a climactic moment in Paul’s letter to the Romans. The author finds Romans 8 a source of hope and renewal, and that view leads to both theological and devotional insights. A careful contextual introduction is followed by an examination of Romans 8 in
sections, each of which begins by noting points of interest in the passage and proceeds with a ‘Reflection’ that leads the reader to a deeper understanding of Pauline theology, its context, and the ways it can enhance our spiritual lives.
This is an illuminating and engaging exploration for the general reader and a helpful commentary for those preaching and leading retreat groups.
Here is serious academic scholarship presented in an accessible form. Read and stay with this material until it enters your heart and becomes prayer.
Esther de Waal