Romans is glorious! It is not only a part of the Bible—the finest book on earth—but in the view of many it is itself the best writing in existence. There is nothing like it. Martin Luther described Romans as “the chief book of the New Testament, and the purest Gospel.” Coleridge said it is the profoundest piece of writing in existence. Godet referred to it as the cathedral of the Christian faith. The supreme value of Romans—as Bryan Williams shows in this volume—arises from its subject, which is the righteousness of God.
Bryan Williams was born and raised in Nelson, New Zealand. In 1958, he moved to England to attend London Bible College. In 1962, Williams gained a B.D. from the University of London and an ALBC diploma from London Bible College. At the invitation of the Bible Institute of South Africa, he began lecturing there in 1970, and held various positions there. In 1977, he completed his Ph.D. through the Universities of Cape Town and Stellenbosch. For years, he has led home Bible studies and served in various church committees. He has written numerous books, and has devoted his life to developing tools to help people study the Bible more fruitfully. Bryan and his wife, Barbara, live in Cape Town, South Africa.