The Promise (Paperback)
How God Works All Things Together for Good
B&H Books, 9780805446838, 240pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2008
“For years Robert Morgan has inspired me with his pastoral insights and heartfelt storytelling. In The Promise, he celebrates the mystery and power of one of the Bible’s most poignant verses. Thoughtful, inspiring, and comforting, this book will help Christians find hope and encouragement as they live out their part in God’s glorious story.”
—Steven James, storyteller and award-winning author of Story: Recapture the Mystery
“In The Promise Rob Morgan has put walking shoes on Romans 8:28. He has then walked it through life situations making application along the journey. With laser point accuracy he has focused our attention where it should be – on ‘God’ who works all things together for our good rather than on "things" that we too often dwell upon.”
—Jim Mullen, managing director, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
About the Author
Robert J. Morgan is a best-selling, Gold Medallion Award-winning author whose books include Then Sings My Soul, The Red Sea Rules, and The Children’s Daily Devotional Bible. He has also served as pastor of The Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee, for three decades. Morgan and his wife have three daughters and ten grandchildren.
Praise For The Promise: How God Works All Things Together for Good…
Morgan (Then Sings My Soul; The Children’s Daily Devotional Bible) devotes his pastoral heart to the well-known New Testament verse Romans 8:28: “We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.” First Morgan puts the verse in context and then dissects it phrase by phrase. He puts emphasis on the “fine print” fact that this verse isn’t “for universal distribution without conditions,” but is instead “only for those who meet the requirement of loving God.” Morgan moves beyond this oft-quoted passage to delve into the verses that follow, spending time on issues such as predestination and justification until concluding with Paul’s final words in Romans 8, “the most soaring, breathtaking poetry in all his writings.” Morgan also looks closely at verses in Genesis and Ephesians that add depth and detail to the Romans passage. He sprinkles real-life examples and hymn texts throughout, creating a Bible study book that is both profound and simple, loving and firm, hopeful and helpful. We have, says Morgan, “a God-given assurance that every single circumstance will sooner or later turn out well for those fully committed to Jesus Christ.” (Feb.)
Robert J. Morgan
B&H Publishing Group
Bestselling author Robert J. Morgan (THEN SINGS MY SOUL) has developed an in-depth model for dissecting one of the Bible's most well-known and oft-quoted verses: Romans 8:28. "We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God." This single promise, many theologians agree, could well be the most hopeful, vital and power-packing verse in the Bible.