This 900-page collection brings together three excellent books by noted evangelical scholar Donald A. (D. A.) Carson. As the title suggests, The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God looks at God's love from a biblical perspective and really digs into this vitally important doctrine. Carson offers valuable insight on a topic that is often distorted by today's media and popular culture.
Volumes 1 and 2 of For the Love of God each offer systematic 365-day plans that take readers through the New Testament and Psalms twice and the rest of the Old Testament once using the M'Cheyne Bible-reading schedule. Carson takes the exciting task of reading the entire Bible in a year to the next level with his edifying comments and reflections for each day's scriptural passage and his ability to place each reading into a larger framework of history and God's eternal plan. Each volume of For the Love of God provides a full year (365 days) of thoughtful and insightful devotions, making this collection an excellent value.
For the Love of God (2 vols.)
More than a devotional guide, For the Love of God will open the Bible to anyone who wants to:
- understand Scripture in its context and the larger framework of God's kingdom
- know the God of the Bible
- discover how He works in the world and the lives of those who love Him
The insights here will help you view the Bible for all that it is--as both the complete and inspired history of redemption, as well as the revelation of God and His character. And this book's through-the-Bible-in-a-year reading plan will renew your urgency not only to delve deeply into God's Word, but to study it daily so that your mind will be shaped and informed by what God Himself says and sees.
- Title: D. A. Carson “Love of God” Collection (3 vols.)
- Author: D. A. Carson
- Publisher: Crossway Books
- Volumes: 3
- Pages: 912
About D. A. Carson
(Excerpted from a biography at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)
"Donald A. Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He has been at Trinity since 1978...."
"Dr. Carson's areas of expertise include biblical theology, the historical Jesus, postmodernism, pluralism, Greek grammar, Johannine theology, Pauline theology, and questions of suffering and evil. He is a member of the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical Research, the Society of Biblical Literature, the Evangelical Theological Society, the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, and the Institute for Biblical Research."
"Dr. Carson has written or edited more than 45 books, including The Sermon on the Mount (Baker 1978), Exegetical Fallacies (Baker 1984), Matthew (Zondervan 1984), From Triumphalism to Maturity (Baker 1984), Showing the Spirit (Baker 1987), How Long, O Lord? Reflections on Suffering and Evil (Baker 1990), The Gospel According to John (Eerdmans 1991), A Call to Spiritual Reformation (Baker 1992), New Testament Commentary Survey (Baker 1993). His book, The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism (Zondervan 1996), won the 1997 Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Gold Medallion Award in the category "theology and doctrine." He coauthored An Introduction to the New Testament (Zondervan 1991) and other works. His edited works include It Is Written: Scripture Citing Scripture (Cambridge University Press 1988) and Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics (Sheffield Academic Press 1993). Dr. Carson occasionally writes and edits with faculty colleague John Woodbridge; together they wrote the novel Letters Along the Way (Crossway 1993) and edited Scripture and Truth (Baker 1992) and God and Culture (Eerdmans 1993)."
"Dr. Carson was founding chair of the GRAMCORD Institute, a research and educational institution designed to develop and promote computer-related tools for research into the Bible, focusing especially on the original languages. Dr. Carson is an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings around the world."