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Guest Post by Andy Naselli

“The God Who Does Not Wipe Out Rebels,” chapter 2 in the below book, addresses Genesis 3.

D. A. Carson, The God Who Is There: Finding Your Place in God's Story: Leader's Guide (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2010).

Here are Carson’s “Suggestions for Further Reading”:

  1. Plantinga Jr., Cornelius. Not the Way It's Supposed to Be: A Breviary of Sin. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995.
  2. Plantinga Jr., Cornelius. Sin: Not the Way It's Supposed to Be. Edited by D. A. Carson. Christ on Campus Initiative. Deerfield, IL: Carl F. H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding, 2010.
  3. Jensen, Phillip D. Prodigal World: How We Abandoned God and Suffered the Consequences. Kingsford: Matthias Media, 2003.
  4. Lowman, Pete. A Long Way East of Eden: Could God Explain the Mess We're In? Waynesboro, GA: Paternoster, 2002.
  5. Keller, Timothy. Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope that Matters. New York: Dutton, 2009. [audiobook]
  6. Blocher, Henri. Original Sin: Illuminating the Riddle. New Studies in Biblical Theology 5. Downers Grove: IVP, 1997.
  7. Anderson, Gary A. Sin: A History. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.
  8. Jacobs, Alan. Original Sin: A Cultural History. New York: HarperOne, 2008.
  9. Hunter, Cornelius G. Darwin's God: Evolution and the Problem of Evil. Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2001.
  10. Smith, Christian. Moral, Believing Animals: Human Personhood and Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.
  11. Piper, John. Spectacular Sins and Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ. Wheaton: Crossway, 2008.
  12. Starling, David. "The Very Practical Doctrine of Total Depravity." The Briefing (December 2008): 10-13.
  13. Birkett, Kirsten. "Sociobiology and the Search for Explanation." kategoria 21 (2001): 33-49.


  1. All the posts in series: Introduction | Chapters 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10-14
  2. Audio and video for Don Carson’s “The God Who Is There” Series
  3. A 10-minute preview of the talk that corresponds to the above chapter:

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Andy Naselli (PhD in Theology, Bob Jones University; PhD in New Testament exegesis and theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is assistant professor of New Testament and biblical theology at Bethlehem College and Seminary, research manager for D. A. Carson, and administrator of Themelios. His family belongs to Bethlehem Baptist Church. You can follow him on Twitter.