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Guest Post by Andy Naselli

Here are Carson’s “Suggestions for Further Reading” in chapters 10-14 of this book:

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

Chapter 10, “The God Who Dies--and Lives Again,” addresses Matthew 27:27-51 and John 20:24-28.

  1. Wells, Paul. Cross Words: The Biblical Doctrine of the Atonement. Fearn, Scotland: Christian Focus, 2006.
  2. Meynell, Mark. Cross-Examined: The Life-Changing Power of the Death of Jesus. Leicester: IVP, 2001.
  3. Packer, J. I., and Mark Dever. In My Place Condemned He Stood: Celebrating the Glory of the Atonement. Wheaton: Crossway, 2008.
  4. Jeffery, Steve, Michael Ovey, and Andrew Sach. Pierced for Our Transgressions: Rediscovering the Glory of Penal Substitution. Wheaton: Crossway, 2007.
  5. Bolt, Peter G. The Cross from a Distance: Atonement in Mark's Gospel. New Studies in Biblical Theology 18. Downers Grove: IVP, 2004.
  6. Morison, Frank. Who Moved the Stone? 1930. Repr., Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1977.
  7. Habermas, Gary R., and Michael R. Licona. The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus. Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2004.
  8. Wright, N. T. The Resurrection of the Son of God. Christian Origins and the Question of God 3. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2003.
  9. Carson, D. A. Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus. Re:Lit. Wheaton: Crossway, 2010.

Chapter 11, “The God Who Declares the Guilty Just,” addresses Romans 3:21-26.

  1. Piper, John. The Passion of Jesus Christ: Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die. Wheaton: Crossway, 2004.
  2. Wittmer, Michael E. Don't Stop Believing: Why Living Like Jesus Is Not Enough. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008.
  3. Cole, Graham A. God the Peacemaker: How Atonement Brings Shalom. New Studies in Biblical Theology 25. Downers Grove: IVP, 2009.
  4. Stott, John R. W. The Cross of Christ. 20th Anniversary ed. Downers Grove: IVP, 2006. [audiobook]

Chapter 12, The God Who Gathers and Transforms His People,” addresses Ephesians 2:1-18; 4:17-5:10; and Galatians 5:13-26.

  1. Carroll, Vincent, and Dave Shiflett. Christianity on Trial: Arguments Against Anti-Religious Bigotry. San Francisco: Encounter, 2002.
  2. DeYoung, Kevin, and Ted Kluck. Why We Love the Church: In Praise of Institutions and Organized Religion. Chicago: Moody, 2009.
  3. Leeman, Jonathan. The Church and the Surprising Offense of God's Love: Reintroducing the Doctrines of Church Membership and Discipline. IX Marks. Wheaton: Crossway, 2010.
  4. Dever, Mark. Nine Marks of a Healthy Church. 4th ed. Washington, D.C.: IX Marks, 2005.
  5. Carson, D. A. The Cross and Christian Ministry: Leadership Lessons from 1 Corinthians. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2004.

Chapter 13, “The God Who Is Very Angry,” addresses Revelation 14:6-20.

  1. Peterson, Robert A. Hell on Trial: The Case for Eternal Punishment. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian & Reformed, 1995.
  2. Morgan, Christopher W., and Robert A. Peterson, eds. Hell under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents Eternal Punishment. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004.
  3. Carson, D. A. "On Banishing the Lake of Fire." Pages 515-36 in The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996.

Chapter 14, “The God Who Triumphs,” addresses Revelation 21:1-22:5.

  1. Milne, Bruce. The Message of Heaven and Hell: Grace and Destiny. Bible Speaks Today. Downers Grove: IVP, 2002.
  2. Strachan, Owen, and Doug Sweeney. Jonathan Edwards on Heaven and Hell. The Essential Edwards Collection. Chicago: Moody, 2010.


  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. 10-minute previews of the talks that correspond to the above chapters:

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  1. Lynn Rutledge says:

    Thank you again for posting all these resource lists. I’m sure I will refer to them often in the future.

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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.