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(Review) Comforts From Romans by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick

Publication Date: January 31, 2013.
Publisher: Crossway.
Genre: Nonfiction, Romans.
Pages: 160.
Source: Purchase.
Rating: 5 stars for excellent.

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Elyse Fitzpatrick's website 
Elyse wrote on her Facebook page she was not going to be active on her page, but no reason was given and no other explanation. Her website is not an active website (the dates of speaking events are current) and comments are turned off.

A devotional on the first eight chapters of Romans. Included in the book is Fitzpatrick's testimony, located in the Appendix Two section. The Appendix One section is the eighth chapter of Romans from the ESV translation.

My Thoughts:
I had this devotional book in my Kindle for a while, I made the time this week to read the book.
Romans and John are my favorite NT books. I love all of the NT, but a few of them stand-out as favorites. Chapter eight of Romans is one of my favorite chapters in the Bible. I believe an entire devotional book could be devoted to this chapter.
Several points about Comforts From Romans I loved:

  • Other stories from the Bible are brought forth, for example: Esther and Abraham.
  • Key themes, for example: "We do not work to earn God's favor," "God looks at the heart," "We cannot be separated from God's love," and "Jesus is our wrath bearer."
  • A new idea I learned: "I am apart of the plan for the ages." 
Comforts From Romans is a book that should be read again and again. Points not picked up during the first reading are brought to light with a second reading. 
Fitzpatrick's writing style is one of grace. She is forthright in regards to her life. She is straightforward in writing about hard teachings. Hard only in that people are convicted. The most important and last thought I have is Fitzpatrick lets Scripture speak for itself and explain itself.

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 MeGive Them GraceComforts from Romans, and Found in Him.