CROSSWAY BOOKS BY D. A. CARSON. For the Love of God, Volumes 1 and 2. Letters Along the Way (co-author, John D. Woodbridge). The Difficult Doctrine of . The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God by D.A. Carson is just a short book (96 pages) that is drawn from four lectures he delivered in The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God has ratings and reviews. Demetrius said: Carson shows that the word ‘love’ has semantic range, but I.

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God’s yearning love for rebellious humanity not because God needs us but because he is love. No trivia or quizzes yet. Made John 5 come alive for me in new ways.

The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God

To view it, click here. Unpacked, an infinite God has established a relationship with finite beings. Aug 08, Jeffrey Niles rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is rare to find so much depth in such a short book. It’s short, and it’s D.

Thus God is a se. God’s manifold perfections are in harmony and not at variance with each other. There was a small amount of olve performed, but the conversational nature of the speech carries through the text. We image God’s love of the world in this. Yet it does so without losing its personal emphasis: This book is classic Carson. Especially since the overwhelming majority of those who believe in God view Him as a loving being.


I highly recommend it. First, Carson lays out what is his most significant contribution in the book: Paperback93 pages. Now that is most definitely a difficult doctrine and will be left for another day. Any person wishing loe study the love of God which should be us all!

Carson then progresses to a discussion on how one must proceed to an understanding of divine love. I highly recommend this book to other believers.

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Did Jesus intend to accomplish salvation, or make it possible? Mar 12, Aaron rated it it was amazing. Carson has definitely accomplished that with this book. How does God’s love fit in with the observed and undeniable existence of evil in the world? Second, many complementary truths about God are disbelieved by many within our culture and our churches. God’s particular, effective, selecting love toward his elect. So we do not have a rote unemotionalism. That is what Yhe did on the cross, taking the full punishment that was due to us upon himself so that we might re-enter that relationship with God.

His holiness, His sovereignty, His wrath are often rejected as being incompatible with a “loving” God. In addition, he has provided tje appropriate framework for this pursuit. No, the loves are different. Don Carson and his difficult doctrines 24 October I am going to sound very heretical by saying this but I have yet to be impressed by a Don Carson book.


God’s wrath is not blind rage cf. Aug 15, Steve Connellan rated it it was amazing. Kindle Deals sifficult Christians. God’s providential love over all that he has made. Those pieces also made it easier for me to diffiult the concepts.

The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God by D.A. Carson

By picking and choosing the aspects of God we like, we are treading on dangerous ground, and Carson eloquently and sensitively walks the reader through a way back to true understanding. The book also has many helpful things to say about the relationship between the love of God and God’s other attributes and perfections. I enjoyed the book.

To me, one of the traits of a great book is that it will affect the way that you study Scripture on a given topic. Worthy for a quick read, a re-reading, a series of messages, or a short group study. Some Concluding Synthetic Reflections In this section Carson tackles objections that the label “the Son” is rightly attached only to the incarnate Word, not the word in pre-incarnate glory, and, hence, Carson’s exegesis in B does not select for sense 1 see ch.

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