Invitation to Romans: DVD

A Short-Term DISCIPLE Bible Study

Mixed Media
Invitation to Romans: DVD
Mixed Media ISBN: 9780687496693
$49.99 Show Buy

Published December 2006

Each session on the DVD will feature a two-part video segment that guides the flow of the session.

Exploring how people have interpreted Romans through the ages is a good lens to view the history of Christianity itself. Compare what Paul writes in Romans to what theologians like Augustine, Luther and Calvin say in trying to understand Paul in their time. At the end of this study your group will have a more informed commitment to Paul's radical vision of God's relationship to both Christians and Jews and to their relationship to each other, thanks to the "love of God in Christ Jesus."

The weekly video segments first present text read aloud against a backdrop of a wide variety of church settings followed by a conversation between a church historian and a church theologian about the text. The second weekly video is led by story teller, Michael Williams, who shares snapshot views of how Romans has been read through history.

Ideal experience for adults who are interested in the practice of prayer and worship and would like to connect prayer practice with Scripture. The study is accessible for adults with little prior Bible experience.

Participants for this Invitation to Romans do not have to have an in-depth knowledge of the Bible to enjoy and benefit from participation. Reading just two chapters of Romans a week, they will discover the life altering stories that will invite them to follow Christ as true disciples.

This eight-week study includes a participant book outlining daily reading assignments for group preparations, a leader guide suggesting discussion activities for use in the 60–90-minute weekly meeting, and a video component providing interpretation and context for the biblical texts.

An Orientation to Romans
The Righteousness of God and the Faith of Jesus
Abraham, Father of All
Christ, the New Adam
Sin, Law, and Grace
Divine Purpose and Human Responsibility
The Salvation of Israel and the Nations
Love and Humility Are the Making of God's Kingdom


Dr. Bill J. Leonard
Dean and Professor of Church History, The Divinity School at Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina.

Dr. Mark Reasoner
Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, the Department of Religious Studies at Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Rev. Michael E. William
Senior Pastor, First United Methodist Church, Hendersonville, Tennessee, and Series Editor for The Storyteller’s Companion to the Bible.