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The God Who Is There: Finding Your Place in God's Story

, 2010
ISBN: 9781441250261
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Most people—most Christians, even—don’t have a basic working knowledge of the Bible. How can we understand the story of God—and our part in it—when we’re not familiar with it? In this basic introduction to faith, D. A. Carson takes you through the story of Scripture to help you know what you believe and why you believe it.

Resource Experts
  • Offers a basic introduction to the Bible
  • Provides notes for further study
  • The God Who Made Everything
  • The God Who Does Not Wipe Out Rebels
  • The God Who Writes His Own Agreements
  • The God Who Legislates
  • The God Who Reigns
  • The God Who Is Unfathomably Wise
  • The God Who Becomes a Human Being
  • The God Who Grants New Birth
  • The God Who Loves
  • The God Who Dies—and Lives Again
  • The God Who Declares the Guilty Just
  • The God Who Gathers and Transforms His People
  • The God Who Is Very Angry
  • The God Who Triumphs

Top Highlights

“God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do’ (Eph. 2:10” (Page 190)

“something similar, but with different terminology, in the writings of the apostle” (Page 190)

“crucifixion where you will suffer and die. It meant death to self-interest.” (Page 198)

“Greed is idolatry because what you most want becomes your god. What you most urgently pursue becomes your god. Idolatry” (Page 195)

“7. The creation proclaims his greatness and glory.” (Page 20)

Don Carson’s The God Who Is There is a unique and important volume in many ways. It is neither a traditional systematic theology nor a Bible survey. It unpacks the whole biblical storyline through the lens of God’s character and actions. As a ministry tool, it can be used for evangelism, since it so thoroughly lays out the doctrine of God, as Paul does on Mars Hill in Acts 17. And yet it also does what the catechisms of the Reformation churches did: give Christians a grounding in basic biblical beliefs and behavior.

Timothy Keller, pastor, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City, NY

This is a much-needed book. D. A. Carson is one of the few biblical scholars who are gifted to write simply and in a way that captivates. We live in a time when people quickly reject or accept the Bible without even knowing its contents. Carson does a masterful job of explaining the Scriptures so that a person who has never even opened the Bible can understand it. At the same time, those who grew up under its teaching will find valuable and obvious truths that will lead them to greater worship and appreciation of the God we serve.

Francis Chan, pastor, Cornerstone Community Church, Simi Valley, CA

What a wonderful resource! I love how Carson pulls together—in such an inviting way—God’s story from his Word! This book is a treasure for those who want to know what the Bible says as well as those of us who have read it, taught it, and lived it for years.

—Crawford W. Loritts Jr., senior pastor, Fellowship Bible Church, Roswell, GA

I am constantly on the lookout for good books for thoughtful students about issues of faith. The pickings are usually slim. D. A. Carson’s The God Who Is There offers a helpful resource I can heartily recommend. It is challenging yet respectful, thought-provoking yet accessible, faithful to the historic Christian faith yet relevant to our ever-changing world. I hope many students and faculty will give it serious consideration.

—Randy Newman, staff member, Campus Crusade for Christ

If you’ve ever wanted to hear God’s story, then this book is for you. If you’ve ever wanted to come face-to-face with the God who made, loves, and rescues you, then this book is for you. And if you’ve never picked up the Bible or wandered into a Christian church, then this book is especially for you.

—Sam Chan, lecturer in theology, preaching, and ethics, Sydney Missionary and Bible College, Australia

This may well prove to be one of the finest and most influential books D. A. Carson has written. A comprehensive apologia for the Christian faith, it is rooted in engaging exposition of major biblical texts, tracing the chronological story of God’s gospel grace with rich theological insight. Skillfully related to the objections and issues raised by twenty-first-century culture, it will inspire and equip any Christian who desires to communicate Christ more effectively and can confidently be given to any inquirer seeking to discover the heart of biblical faith. It is the best book of its kind I have read for many years.

David J. Jackman, former president, Proclamation Trust

D. A. Carson

D.A. Carson (b. 1946) is one of the most respected New Testament scholars in the world. A respected teacher, author, and speaker, he is currently research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and the president of The Gospel Coalition. He has served as pastor of Richmond Baptist Church and as the first dean of the seminary of Northwest Baptist Theological College, now known as Northwest Baptist Seminary. Logos has collected his sermons—including audio—in the D.A. Carson Sermon Archive.

Carson lectures in academic and church settings around the world, and is the author of more than 50 books, including Exegetical Fallacies, Pillar New Testament Commentary: The Gospel According to John, The Gagging of God, Showing the Spirit: A Theological Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12–14 and the Intolerance of Tolerance. He is the editor of the Pillar New Testament Commentary series, and coedited of the Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament with G.K. Beale, and the Studies in New Testament Greek series with Stanley Porter. You can find more of Carson’s work in the Baker D.A. Carson Collection (15 vols.).


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    very helpful to get the big picture of the bible. a great book!
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