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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Crossway; 1 edition (January 31, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1433533197
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433533198
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,046 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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

--This text refers to the Unknown Binding edition.

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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, former Director of Women's Ministries, PCA; author, Women's Ministry in the Local Church

“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, Founder, LIBERATE; author, One-Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World 


More About the Author

"No fluff. No bricks. Just good news of a crucified and risen Savior."

Elyse holds a certificate in biblical counseling from CCEF (San Diego) and an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. She has authored 20 books on daily living and the Christian life.

A frequent speaker at women's conferences, she has been married for 40 years and has three adult children and six really adorable grandchildren.

Along with her husband, Phil, Elyse is a member of Valley Center Community Church , a reformed congregation in the community of Valley Center. VCCC is a member of FIRE, the Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals.

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Elyse has written on one of my favorite NT books, and took my heart and mind to depths of the awesomeness of God.
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In "Comforts from Romans", Elyse Fitzpatrick offers a wonderful balance between sound theology and practical application.
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This assurance of grace gives us motivation that nothing we can do will remove us from God's love for us in Christ.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Happymom on January 15, 2013
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Most of my life I have fought bravely to have a "stiff upper lip", "keep it together", or "be strong". As I began reading "Comforts from Romans" I was struck with the thought that really, I want to be wrecked! I want to be undone in my own attempts at morality, independence, and self-sustenance! I want to be like Paul whose system of "righteousness" was utterly wrecked when he was exposed to God's amazing grace. We should start a movement and make our own t-shirts WRECKED BY GRACE! Whose with me!?!?!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mathew Sims on January 19, 2013
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Comforts from Romans is a tour de force of gospel goodness. Elyse moves expositionally through Romans unpacking the gospel in each section. The book is structured for use as a daily devotion. Elyse makes it through the end of Romans 8 in 32 days. This book is part joyful worship, part balm for the weary soul, part hope for the hopeless, and part redounding proclamation of the greatness of God in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

We've come to think of the word devotional in terms of Our Daily Bread or Ligonier's Table Talk (both helpful in their own right) but J. I. Packer says,
Whatever the reason, the fact is there, and our idea of devotion appears foreshortened. Once it signified adhering to God, the Father, the Son and the Spirit, in loyalty and love with all one's heart, mind, soul, and strength; a single-minded concetration on praising and pleasing God as our life's key activities. And included in the understanding of devotion was an appetite for learning wisdom from didactiv study and exposition of Scripture (Puritan Portraits "Prologue").
Comforts from Romans fits nicely in with Packer's description of devotion. Elyse will make you hunger and thirst after God and her single-minded focus on the gospel will drive you to depend on Christ alone and drive you to love our God, Father, Son, and Spirit, with your heart, mind, soul, and strength. What I also liked about this devotional compared to others was that each section was slightly longer than your average "devotional." Most of the time you get about a half a page blurb. With this book you're getting two or three pages of gospel rich soil (again nothing against shorter devotional but it's nice to see variety).

My only complaint was I was left wanting more. Why stop at Romans 8?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. R. Iannelli-smith on May 22, 2013
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Thank you christianaudio.com for the opportunity to review this work.

I am so thankful for solid biblical works like these. In this devotional, Elyse (NANC counselor and acclaimed author) brings the message of the Gospel in an expositional daily review. With humor and authenticity, this work will take you day-by-day through the preaching the Gospel to yourself.

Taking a strong doctrinal book of the Bible like Romans and breaking it down into bite size daily meditation pieces is a challenge for any scholar, however, Elyse does a great job in bringing gospel-centered themes from a verse-by-verse perspective. This book was very interesting to me in that I love the book of Romans, strong biblical scholarly works and anything by my NANC certified brothers and sisters. Elyse does a great job of challenging, inspiring, and enlightening us to what the Gospel is daily and is sure to be something that I recommend visiting often. I was also struck by Elyse's commentary of sci-fi, fantasy and other real life illustrations to drive points home and reflects a great contextual discipler and evangelist.

As with anything that Elyse writes and does, she causes you to think, meditate, and contemplate the gospel through the lens of her own struggles and authenticity. This is so refreshing in a world of grit-your-teeth Christianity and she pulls it off well. Elyse also presents the book of Romans and her meditations in a cohesive and yet appealing personal manner. Elyse also successfully conveys biblical truth because her work is based on biblical truth/scripture so it is kind of hard to mess that up. In a publishing world that is flourishing with fluff, you will not find that in this work. I would highly recommend this work to anyone who wants to take a journey through Romans, be reminded of the Gospel, and most importantly, to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Roger Leonhardt on May 18, 2013
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Wow! What a great audiobook!

The book of Romans is probably the clearest presentation of the Gospel in the entire Bible. A person could spend years and still not exhaust it's depths. For years, I have collected commentaries on this epistle. When I saw there was an audio version of this one, I was very interested.

At first, I was a little reluctant to read it. The design of the cover made it seem like it was written exclusively for women. I was so wrong!

It consists of small chucks of theology in devotional form. There are 31 chapters. In each chapter, Fitzpatrick focuses on the subject of each passage.

Normally, I do not care for devotionals. Many seem like fluff with a scripture added at the end. That was not the case here. I can only describe this book as "Living Theology". Each day takes you from doctrine to application. The focus on each subject keeps you interested. If you use it as a devotional, you will find yourself so interested that you move to the next day ahead of time.

It was a great read, or in my case "listen". The audio part of the book is as good as the material itself. Many books are good, but the narration does not do the writing justice. I have listened to hundreds of audio books over the years and Tavia Gilbert is one of the best narrators I have heard. I even searched for other books she has narrated.

I highly recommend it and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book, free of charge, from Christianaudio.com and Crossway books, in exchange for an honest review.
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