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Jessica Thompson, Author of Give them grace and speaker

RJ has done it again. He has taken the deep and sometimes hard to navigate writings of Martin Luther, and has not only given us a road map to understanding but has also taken our hand and gently led us along the path. This book is rich. This book is relatable. This book is beautiful. Buy it. You won’t regret it.


Daniel emery price, Pastor of Trinity Church NWA and author of Scandalous Stories: A Sort of Commentary on Parables

Sometimes I ask members of my congregation which book of the Bible they would like me to preach through next. Romans is the most common request. There is something about the language and depth of Romans that causes Christians to want it explained and expounded upon. What RJ has done with Luther’s commentary on Romans is nothing short of brilliant! It’s written and put together in a way that makes it accessible for all audiences. The words of RJ, Luther and the Apostle Paul put our salvation through Jesus Christ on full blast! I am thrilled to recommend this work to anyone who desires to dive deeper into Paul’s letter to the Romans.


Chris Roseborough, Pastor and Captain of

Rightly understanding the Book of Romans is critical to rightly understanding the entire Bible. RJ Grunewald’s Reading Romans With Luther is a fantastic resource that will help you better understand the Book of Romans and give you the Biblical understanding necessary to understand the depth of our sinful condition, the magnitude of God’s grace and mercy, how to properly appropriate law and gospel and then how to correctly understand how good works flow from faith into the lives of believers without slipping back into works righteousness. This is a wonderful little book.



Though half a millennium separates us from Martin Luther, his writings continue to pop up in everything from song lyrics to sermons to tweets. He is a teacher whose theology never rusts. If you’ve ever tried to tackle a entire book by Luther, however, you know it can be daunting task. Like drinking from a fire hose. What we need is for someone to shrink that fire hose down to the flow of a water fountain. That’s precisely what RJ Grunewald has done in Reading Romans with Luther. He’s taken one of the most profound contributions to Christian thought ever written, and he’s placed it in our hands in a streamlined form that is faithful to the Reformer’s own words. This is a tremendous gift to the church. This is a book you can place in the hands of anyone—youth or adult, Lutheran or non-Lutheran, Christian or seeker. RJ has helped span that half a millennium that separates us from Luther. And for that, we all owe him a great debt of gratitude.


bill woolsey, Executive Director, FiveTwo

Words that come to mind when reading RJ's book "Reading Romans with Luther": Accessible, down-to-earth, deep, theological, practical, beautiful (in a manly way), and engaging, on all levels.  I know my experience will be yours as you dive into "Reading Romans with Luther."  It's a devotional that resonates from pew to pulpit to planter, beautiful in both verbiage and illustrations, solidly centered in grace.  The world could use more books like this.