Comforts from Romans: Celebrating the Gospel One Day at a Time

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Seasoned counselor and author Elyse Fitzpatrick makes the message of Romans readily accessible in 31 devotional-like chapters that encourage prayer and further study. This book helps readers to experience the deep comforts articulated in the book of Romans.

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Seasoned counselor and author Elyse Fitzpatrick makes the message of Romans readily accessible in 31 devotional-like chapters that encourage prayer and further study. This book helps readers to experience the deep comforts articulated in the book of Romans.

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 “There is nothing soft or sentimental about the comfort offered in this book. Instead, it opens our eyes to see the miseries of our self-absorption and self-effort salvation and then applies the substantive, solid comfort of abundant grace, imputed righteousness, purchased peace, blessed wretchedness, no condemnation, no separation.”

Nancy Guthrie, Bible Teacher; author, Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament Bible study series

“Elyse’s gratitude for God’s grace spills out onto every page of this book as she opens the pages of her life and comforts us with the comfort she has received from God’s Word. Her theological precision and her joy in God’s extravagant love instructed my mind and thrilled my heart.”
Susan Hunt, Women's Ministry Consultant, Christian Education and Publications, Presbyterian Church in America; author, Spiritual Mothering

“Martin Luther called Paul’s letter to the Romans ‘the most important piece in the New Testament...It is purest Gospel.’ My dear friend Elyse captures the purity and power of Romans here. In bite-size, digestible chunks she devotionally and practically unpacks the ‘now-power’ of the Gospel, showing that the gospel doesn’t simply free us from the past and free us for the future. It also frees us in the present from being enslaved to things like fear, insecurity, anger, self-reliance, bitterness, entitlement, and insignificance. Being both a seasoned counselor and a top-notch theologian, I can’t think of anyone better to comfort sinners through Romans than Elyse!”

Tullian Tchividjian, Pastor, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church; author, Jesus + Nothing = Everything

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433533198
  • Publisher: Crossway Books
  • Publication date: 1/31/2013
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 474,174
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Elyse M. Fitzpatrick (MA, Trinity Theological Seminary) is a counselor, a retreat and conference speaker, and the head of Counsel from the Cross Ministries. Fitzpatrick has authored over 21 books, including Because He Loves Me, Give Them Grace, Comforts from Romans, and Found in Him.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 11

Day 1 A Ruined Righteousness (Rom. 1:1) 15

Day 2 The Gospel of God (Rom. 1:1) 19

Day 3 A Hidden Glory (Rom. 1:3-4) 23

Day 4 Loved by God (Rom. 1:6-7) 27

Day 5 The Righteousness of God (Rom. 1:16-17) 31

Day 6 According to His Works (Rom. 2:6-11) 35

Day 7 The Praise of God (Rom. 2:28-29) 39

Day 8 But Now … God (Rom. 3:21-26) 43

Day 9 Upholding the Law (Rom. 3:27-31) 47

Day 10 Expecting a Blessing (Rom. 4:3-8) 51

Day 11 A Blessing to the Whole Earth (Rom. 4:13) 55

Day 12 Counted as Righteous (Rom. 4:22-25) 59

Day 13 Standing in Grace (Rom. 5:1-2) 63

Day 14 But How Can That Be Right? (Rom. 5:6) 67

Day 15 Saved by Him from His Wrath (Rom. 5:9) 71

Day 16 Reconciled Friends (Rom. 5:10) 75

Day 17 Reigning in Life (Rom. 5:17) 79

Day 18 One Man's Obedience, Part 1 (Rom. 5:19) 83

Day 19 One Man's Obedience, Part 2 (Rom. 5:19) 87

Day 20 One Man's Obedience, Part 3 (Rom. 5:19) 91

Day 21 One Man's Obedience, Part 4 (Rom. 5:19) 97

Day 22 Of Death and Life and the Power of a' New Identity (Rom. 6:1-2) 101

Day 23 Remember Who You Are (Rom. 6:11) 105

Day 24 Under Law, under Grace (Rom. 6:14) 109

Day 25 God Forbid! (Rom. 6:17-18) 113

Day 26 Freed to Serve through Death (Rom. 7:1, 6) 117

Day 27 Holy and Righteous and Good (Rom. 7:12) 121

Day 28 Blessed Wretchedness (Rom. 7:24-25a) 125

Day 29 No Condemnation-No, Not Now, Not Ever (Rom. 8:1) 129

Day 30 All Things (Rom. 8:28-30) 133

Day 31 If God Is for Us (Rom. 8:31-34) 137

Day 32 Nothing Can Separate Us from God's Love (Rom. 8:38-39) 141

Appendix 1 Romans 8 145

Appendix 2 The Most Important Good News 149

Notes 155

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  • Posted March 17, 2014

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    I really enjoyed Elyse's book, Because He Loves Me, so I couldn'

    I really enjoyed Elyse's book, Because He Loves Me, so I couldn't wait to pick up Comforts from Romans. She provides solid Gospel truth in an easy--to-read devotional that is sure to challenge any woman in her walk with Jesus. Unlike many books geared towards Christian women, Elyse's books are well-written, honest, and to-the-point. She doesn't fill her pages with fanciful writing of God's princesses. She explains the truth that we are all sinners, plagued by sin and separated from God, but because of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ following his perfect/sinless life, we can rest in his finished work free of sin and in perfect unity with God. I highly recommend this book as a solid, devotional tool to remind you each day of the promise of God's goodness.

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