Romans 5 - 8 - The Believer’s Sanctification

by Thomas W. Finley

ROMANS 5–8 - The Believer’s SanctificationNow In Print and available for purchase at AMAZON.COM

From a book review:
“Tom Finley has combined masterful exegesis of the text of Romans chapters five through eight with clear, practical teaching and real life application to produce a book that will encourage and assist believers as they seek to live the victorious Christian life. ”
Donnie Preslar, Pastor, Grace Bible Church, Charlotte, North Carolina

ROMANS 5–8 - The Believer’s Sanctification From the Foreword:
"This book addresses the middle section of Romans: The sanctification of the believer. Tom Finley works carefully through the text with enough detail to support his interpretive conclusions while, at the same time, writing in a way the “average” reader (whoever that may be!) can follow and understand what he wishes to convey ... Finley teaches in international settings and wished to provide a resource for that context about this passage ... Read the book. It’s worth it. Reread the sections that teach something different about a passage than you might have understood it to teach. Whether or not you will agree with Finley’s conclusions, you’ll find he sticks to the text and carefully concludes the context! I appreciate what he has provided to the Christian community with this work!"

Roger S. Fankhauser, DMin,
Retired pastor, Burleson Bible Church
Past President, Free Grace Alliance

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I am indeed thankful for several people who have assisted in the production of this book. Roger Fankhauser, Norman Young and Donnie Preslar reviewed the manuscript for content and provided helpful input for improvements. John Reid undertook the tedious work of checking the accuracy of certain details in the manuscript. Others prayed for this work and I have certainly sensed the spiritual support of their prayers.

It is always satisfying to see the body of Christ sacrificially work together for the sake of the kingdom of God. All believers who benefit from this writing should know that this is not just the effort of one person, and each person who labored in the Lord for its completion will be recompensed by our Lord in the Day of Christ.

Finally, I desire to give my thanks to God whose grace has enabled me to work on this book over many months. He has answered my constant prayer for its completion. My prayer has been, “Father, please complete this work of faith by Your power.” This prayer is based upon the very encouraging words of 2 Thessalonians 1:11: “To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power.”

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And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart" (Jer. 29:13, NASB)