Much of what we know about theology—about justification, adoption, sanctification, and glorification—comes directly from the writings of the Apostle Paul. If we removed Paul’s writings from Scripture, our understanding of these truths would be greatly impoverished. Paul’s inspired writings and the story of his life continue to be a precious gift to the church. Dr. Guy Prentiss Waters leads us on a doctrinally enriching and spiritually edifying journey from Paul’s life, conversion, and call to key themes in his theology.
Dennis E. Johnson
Dr. Waters has written an accessible, sound, and pastoral introduction to the life and theology of the Apostle to the Gentiles. Careful exegesis and theological discernment yield concise but rich expositions of Paul’s teaching on sin, salvation, the church, redemptive history, and the future. Each thematic treatment closes with consideration of its relevance to the church’s life today, building bridges from Paul’s proclamation of Christ and His redemptive achievement into the issues that Christians today confront. This brief study is an excellent way to get acquainted with the persecutor-turned-propagator of Christ’s gospel, whom God’s Spirit inspired to write more New Testament books than anyone else.
Professor Emeritus of Practical Theology, Westminster Seminary
Andreas J. Köstenberger
The Life and Theology of Paul is a very useful introductory treatment of the major contours of Paul’s theology. While conversant with contemporary scholarship, the author does an excellent job focusing on what is most essential and in distilling complex interpretive issues. Warmly recommended!
Research Professor, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
James Buchanan Harrison
If you are looking for a concise, clear, and faithful summary of Paul’s theology, Guy Waters’ work is the perfect fit. Waters faithfully exposits some of the main themes in Paul’s thought and also includes practical lessons for believers and churches today. A very helpful resource for students, pastors, and those who are looking for a brief textbook on Paul’s theology.
Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary