Romans is one of the most famous, quoted, and dearly loved books in the whole Bible. This may be because it contains some of the clearest and strong statements of the Gospel we have in Scripture. But other parts of Romans, and how it all fits together, can be difficult to follow. That is because there is a story behind the book of Romans. It is the story of the conflict which arose between Jews and Gentiles as they began integrating in synagogues and house churches throughout Rome, and how Jesus brings them together.