Romans: The Gospel of God’s Grace


From the back cover-

This remarkable and soul-searching commentary on the Book of Romans is the fruit of more than 40 years of study, teaching, and preaching by the founding president of Grace Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Indiana. Herman Hoyt, who compiled and edited the material, was one of McClain’s students and ultimately succeeded him as the president of Grace.

In this volume, as in his masterwork The Greatness of the Kingdom, McClain demonstrates his fine grasp of the significance of the biblical teaching about the Kingdom of God.

He outlines Romans in four main sections, each of which deals with a specific subject, answers a great question, and presents a clear revelation of God.

The first division, condemnation (1:18-3:20) answers the question, “Is the world lost?” The second division, salvation (3:21-8:39) answers the question, “How does God save sinners?” The third division, vindication (9:1-11:36) answers, “Why is Israel rejected?” And the final section, exhortation (12:1-15:33) answers the question, “How shall a saved man walk?”


McClain approaches Romans from a double perspective. The first perspective looks at the text using the lenses of justification, faith and life. The second perspective approaches the text with Paul’s statement, “I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ,” (Rom. 1.16) in mind.This conservative look at the book of Romans is essential for anyone who preaches or teaches the Word of God.

Alva J. McClain (1888-1968) was the founder and first president of Grace Theological Seminary and Grace College. and served in that capacity from 1937 until his retirement in 1962, when he was named president emeritus. In addition, he served as professor of Christian theology at Grace Theological Seminary. He previously taught at the Philadelphia School of the Bible, the Bible Institute of Los Angeles, Ashland College, and Ashland Theological Seminary. A widely known lecturer and writer, he was a charter member of the Evangelical Theological Society, served on the Scofield Reference Bible Revision Committee, and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

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Weight 0.8 lbs
Dimensions 8.4 × 5.1 × 0.8 in

Alva McClain




BMH Books (December 1, 1979)




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