The death of William Hendriksen on January 12th 1982 brought to an end his work on the New Testament Commentary series which began in 1954 with the publication of the first volume on the Gospel of John. The series included commentaries on each of the Gospels and the majority of the Pauline Letters. It concluded with his exposition of Romans.
Like the apostle Paul, Dr Hendriksen did not write merely as an academic specialist, but for the blessing of the Christian Church at large. Nowhere is this more evident than in his treatment of the Epistle to the Romans. At the very letter in which many commentators become most technical and abstruse, Hendriksen's work is marked by clarity, vigour and a strong sense of the spirit as well as the content of Romans. In this one-volume edition the profound theology of chapters 1 to 11 is linked with the searching practical application of chapters 12 to 16. This double volume bears witness to the author's own claim: 'A heart-warming book is Romans. It is filled with instruction touching both life and doctrine. It imparts comfort in life and, as every faithful pastor knows, and ever so many other people have testified, also in the hour of death.'