Two (and a Half) New Don Carson Titles

This one is just out: Don Carson’s Collected Writings on Scripture (Wheaton: Crossway, 2010).  It looks just as promising as most of his other writings.  The first 190 pages or so are essays of Carson’s that discuss the Bible: historiography, literary aspects, hermeneutics, criticism, authority, theology, and other such themes.  The second half of the book – roughly from page 190 to 300 – is a collection of Carson’s book reviews.  These consist of his reviews on books about the Bible, like James Barr’s The Scope and Authority of the Bible, Pete Enns’ Inspiration and Incarnation, along with several more.  You can get a PDF snapshot of this collection here.

Also, I’ve mentioned this before, but you can also now order his other new one, The God Who Is There: Finding Your Place in God’s Story (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2010). The God Who Is There is kind of a beginner’s guide to biblical and systematic theology – basically Carson goes through the main themes of the Bible in a way that showcases God’s glory in his work in/through history.  Looks like it would make for good Sunday School or book club material.

This one isn’t really a full book – it is more of a booklet (under 100 pages): From The Resurrection to His Return: Living Faithfully in the Last Days (Christian Focus, 2010).  The publisher says it is sort of a commentary on 2 Timothy 3.  It has to do with Christians living in light of Jesus’ return.  Looks good!  You can see a PDF preview here.