Romans is perhaps the most influential and most widely-read book of the New Testament. It is international, forward-thinking, philosophical, and theologically rich. Ironside’s eleven lectures amount to nearly 200 pages of commentary on the entire epistle. He begins with a lengthy excursus on the central themes of Romans, before working chapter-by-chapter through the entirety of the book. The final two lectures emphasize the practical application of Romans for today.
Harry Allen Ironside, one of the twentieth century’s greatest preachers, was born in Toronto, Canada on October 14, 1876. Though his education stopped with grammar school, his fondness for reading and a retentive memory put his learning to use. His scholarship was recognized in academic circles when he received honorary degrees from Wheaton College and Bob Jones University and was invited as frequent lecturer at Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Ironside was appointed to the boards of numerous Bible institutes, seminaries, and Christian organizations. He also served as director of the Africa Inland Mission. Ironside preached widely throughout the United States and abroad. He served as pastor of Moody Memorial Church from 1930 to 1948, and during his lifetime, he preached more than 7,000 sermons to over 1.25 million listeners.