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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But this book convinced me otherwise. Though brief, this was a very helpful book.

We need to realize that God’s love means many things and not just one thing, and that all the different aspects of God’s love, as they are found in Scripture, are complementary to each other. Kindle Deals for Christians. Jan 14, Eli rated it it was amazing.

At the same time it is also nice to be able to learn so much without having to wade through hundreds of pages of text. But in another sense we are to love it by going through it and presenting the gospel. Recommendations Let me help you find the best books on: God’s love for the elect ” However emotional it may be it is entirely reasonable and willed response to offenses against his holiness.

God’s disciplinary love for his children.

The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God

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. That is what Christ doctrinw 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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In The Difficult Doctrine ths the Love of God Carson tackles what d.a.carsom perhaps the most difficult issue for Reformed thinkers to grapple with: Something close to willed altruism. I do think what Carson does well in this book is to show that God’s love and wrath aren’t necessarily incompatible. But they are passions. So we do not have a rote unemotionalism.

Chapter three deals with the complexities of a God who is love, but is also sovereign. First, he suggests that while most people believe that God is a loving Being, this belief is set within a foundation other than Scripture.

It’s not an easy read but one that would be certain to stimulate deep thought for any person who dares to tread into the pages. There is a distinction between falling in love and God setting his affections on man.

But, we are Jesus’ friends if we do what he commands! Carson poses three cultural and two theological reasons for its complexity: For example, Carson discusses distinctions between Calvinism and Arminianism without first defining his terms. Worthy for a quick read, a re-reading A short book that is long on challenging doctrinal thoughts d.a.arson clarifications on the love of God.

It is a true but confronting word.

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

God’s love is a se. The providential love ov God where he provides the just and the unjust. Jul 08, Demetrius Rogers rated it did not like it Shelves: God’s passions do not flare up out of control.


Christianity in all its forms has always been a faith that is open to all. Very good reminder of God’s love for us, though undeserving. I highly recommend this book to other believers. At first thought, understanding the doctrine of the love of God seems simple compared to trying to fathom other doctrines like that of ov Trinity or predestination.

Yet it does so without losing its personal emphasis: A short book that is long on challenging doctrinal thoughts and clarifications on the dooctrine of God.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Text in Context In this section Carson exegetes John 5: Problems stem from our understanding terms in light of a post Antebellum South era.

Much of this section is a review of another book by Carson. The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God seeks to restore what we have lost. Look at the cross. Made up of four chapters: 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.