It's amazing to think that an entire book could be written on one verse in the Bible, but Thomas Watson managed to do just that. This early Puritan book, so logical, simple, and full of truth, has stood the test of time so well that it is still treasured today. In the words of Watson, "If the whole Scripture be the feast of the soul, then Romans 8 may be a dish at that feast, and with its sweet variety may very much refresh and animate the hearts of Gods people."
In his grand exposition, Watson masterfully encourages through the words of one of the most memorized and quoted verses in Scripture, Romans 8:28: "We know that all things work together for good, to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."
Watson, who lived from 1620 to 1686, was an English, Non-Conformist, Puritan preacher and author who penned "All Things for Good" around 1660. Many have found this work, written more than 350 years ago, to be still relevant and refreshing today. Though the old English requires some thought, Watson's work is magnificent in its depth and simplicity. In nine chapters, he expertly "fleshes out" why all things-whether the best or the worst-work together for good to the godly. Though there are many books that try to explain "why bad things happen to good people," Watsons is the original and-in the eyes of many-the best. Readers who are facing the "trials of life" will find this powerful and enlightening book to be especially encouraging. Through Romans 8:28, Watson reassures readers that:
A thorough and logical treatment of Romans 8:28, this classic, which is backed by Scripture after Scripture is a rare gem that will benefit many if read, not just once, but multiple times.