We pray that in the pages of this book God's people may again hear the gospel message, the good news that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. We are convinced that the most important question that a person can ask is, how can a sinner be in right relationship with a holy and just God? Indeed, we are convinced that this is the central theme of the Bible. Our prayer is that the teaching of God's Word and the truth of salvation and justification in Christ come alive in new and exciting ways, and that instead of confusion God's people may be have clarity, confidence, hope and assurance. The apostle Paul said it best: "Since we have been justified by faith...we rejoice in hope of the glory of God" (Romans 5:1-2).
We are indebted to Barcley and Duncan for providing a clear, understandable and accessible explanation and critique of the NPP.' -- Robert J. Cara "Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer, Hugh and Sallie Reaves Professor of New Testament, RTS Charlotte"
In recent years, the "New Perspective on Paul" has become a hot topic of conversation within the evangelical church. What is the new perspective? Is it an important issue for the church's reflection? What should evangelicals think about it? We may be grateful to Drs Barcley & Duncan for providing a sure guide to navigating the challenges. -- Guy Waters, "Associate Professor of New Testament, RTS Jackson