on 4 December 2013
I thoroughly enjoyed and devoured Understanding Paul. Westerholm manages to explain Paul's worldview, survey the letter of Romans, write with elegant clarity, and do so in under 170 pages! I can't think of anyone who would not profit from this book. Particularly, I would certainly recommend this to a believer or unbeliever who wants to better understand Paul and his theology and worldview and as a great resource for teachers and university-age students. I may use portions of it in our Romans class next semester. This is far from a tract, but in Understanding Paul we have an objective and yet sympathetic survey of Paul's theology and worldview that I would happily give to any inquiring and thoughtful believer or unbeliever as a great introduction to Paul, Romans and the beliefs of Christianity itself.