#5: The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God by D.A. Carson (52 Books / 52 Weeks)

This year, I’ve set a goal to read 52 books in 52 weeks. You can see my list and track my progress here. If you’re interested in taking the challenge yourself and joining a group of people with the same commitment, please request to join our Facebook group. The group will remain open to new members through February, but the later you join, the more catching up you will have to do. In addition to tracking what I’ve read in my original list, one way I intend to keep current with this goal is write a short article about each book as I finish them. You will be able to visit Amazon’s page for each of the books by clicking on the image or the title below.


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


Non-Fiction – Theology


D.A. Carson delves deep into the idea of the love of God giving it a thorough treatment and looking at it from various different angles.


I had been looking forward to reading this book, and I did get a lot out of it.  Carson discussion of the Fathers love for the Son and how that is expressed compared to the Son’s love for the Father and how that mirrors our love for Christ is fascinating.  I appreciated Carson’s honest and thorough treatment of the subject matter.  That said, this is not an easy read, and there were parts I had to read through more than once as noisy kids ran through the hallways outside.  If you’re interested in a deeper understanding of the love of God, this is a great book.  If you want a light read, it is not.

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