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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His holiness, His sovereignty, His wrath are often rejected as being incompatible with a “loving” God. We read of its horrors.

Aug 10, Emily Lucas rated it it was amazing. I’d recommend it to anyone wanting to tge deeper into Christian faith-based studies. Jul 11, Callum Iles rated it it was amazing. We image God’s love of the world in this. He has served docrrine assistant pastor and pastor and has done itinerant ministry in Canada and the United Kingdom. Christian faithfulness entails our responsibility to grow in our grasp of what it means to confess that God is love” p.

The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God

Carson goes on to say people are no longer surprised that God loves them, and the systematic journey we are taken on brings us to a new revelation on what the love of God really looks like.

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A great read for preachers, or anyone seeking to know more about the love of God. Because it is based off of a lecture series, it is easy to read, while still including deep theological content. This is an excellent, level-headed reflection llve the God of love as He is revealed in Scripture.


Most useful is the way he delineates between the love God has for his Fo and the love he has for all mankind, such that the gospel is som A helpful and thought-provoking analysis of the part love plays in God’s character, Carson’s careful exegesis and insight provide if for thought in a context where the love of God is taken for granted, set in opposition to any idea of wrath, and caricatured easily.

Christianity in all its forms has always been a faith that is open to all.

Jan 23, Ryan Bare rated it really liked it. No trivia or quizzes yet. The Love of God for the World We can be told not to love the world yet God can love it because our love is evil, God’s isn’t. Do you wish to see God’s wrath? In the fourth sense, yes, not in the fifth sense, though.

Look at the cross. That is what Christ 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.

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This made it easier for me to read at a pace that suited my schedule. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will There were some things I really liked about this book, in particular how he talked about five aspects of God’s love, and the thee of absolutizing any one of them.


This book could as easily have been hundreds or thousands of pages long. We cannot easily imagine this, whether by extrapolation of our finite experience or by strategic negations.

Though despite all of these difficult doctrines, Christianity is embraced by people from all walks, many of them having the simple faith of the child that Christ praises. It is a true but confronting word. Thought provoking analysis of the Christian doctrine of the love of God. Doctrije 30, Ben House rated it it was amazing Shelves: Because pop culture has so distorted and secularized God’s love, many Christians have lost a biblical understanding of it and, in turn, lost a vital means to knowing who God is.

God’s providential love over all that he has made. Oct 17, David Sarkies rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Want to Read saving…. His book is not a difficult read, but is definitely recommended for its great insight, careful thought, and for its implications upon multiple areas of theology and life.

I doctine recommend The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God to anyone who wants to understand God more, so that you can love God more. Carson continues to climb in my estimation. The manuscript came from a series of lectures made to the Dallas Theological Seminary in and was put together a few years later. To view it, click here.