I’ll never forget the first time I encountered D A. Carson’s big book The Gagging of God. I was a first-year seminary student, and the size intimidated me at first . . . until I began to read the book. What had been required reading for a theology class morphed into a life-shaping enterprise as Carson began to teach me how to understand my Bible. Previously, I had been intimidated by the Old Testament with all its ceremonies, laws, and prophecies. But Carson’s expert scholarship and clear writing began to show me that God’s Word has provided a metanarrative—a big story—that explains all the little stories, one that explains my story, the big story of God’s redeeming love in Christ in which all of Scripture culminates.
After absorbing this book, the OT no longer intimidated me, but opened up like a spring flower; I began to see Christ as the fulfillment of all the ceremonies, laws, and prophecies. This perspective deepened my understanding of biblical theology and has equipped me to be a far better teacher and evangelist. I have required this book of my own students and have recommended it to many churchmen. I cannot commend it enthusiasticallhy enough as required reading for all believers. This weekend, you may buy this excellent volume in its e-book edition for $3.99 as part of Zondervan’s e-book sale designed to coincide with The Gospel Coalition’s National Conference, which kicks off Monday in Orlando.
Zondervan’s eBook sale ends Sunday, April 12, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Sales price are only available for e-books sold in the United States.
Gregg R. Allison, Historical Theology. Sale: $8.99. Original: $35.99
D. A. Carson, The Gagging of God. Sale: $3.99. Original: $23.99
D. A. Carson (General Editor), Telling the Truth. Sale: $3.99. Original: $18.99
D. A. Carson (Editor), Worship by the Book. Sale: $3.99. Original: $16.99
Bryan Chapell (Editor), Hardest Sermons You'll Ever Have to Preach. Sale: $3.99. Original: $15.99
Jonathan K. Dodson, The Unbelievable Gospel. Sale: $3.99. Original: $12.99
Everett Ferguson, Church History, Vol. One: From Christ to Pre-Reformation. Sale: $8.99. Original: $35.99
Ajith Fernando, Reclaiming Love. Sale: $3.99. Original: $12.99
Collin Hansen and John D. Woodbridge, A God-Sized Vision. Sale: $1.99. Original: $12.99
Justin S. Holcomb, KNOW the Creeds and Councils. Sale: $3.99. Original: $9.99
Justin S. Holcomb, KNOW the Heretics. Sale: $3.99. Original: $9.99
Michael Horton, Pilgrim Theology. Sale: $7.99. Original: $27.99
Michael Horton, The Christian Faith. Sale: $8.99, Original: $39.99.
Michael Horton and Roger E. Olson, For Calvinism and Against Calvinism. Sale: $5.99. Original: $19.99
Michael Horton, A Place for Weakness. Sale: $3.99. Original: $11.99
Timothy Keller, Center Church. Sale: $7.99. Original: $18.99
Heath Lambert, Finally Free. Sale: $3.99. Original: $11.99
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Preaching and Preachers. Sale: $3.99. Original: $17.99
Nabeel Qureshi, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus. Sale: $3.99. Original: $10.99
Daniel Strange, Their Rock Is Not Like Our Rock. Sale: $7.99. Original: $19.99
Sebastian Traeger and Greg Gilbert, The Gospel at Work. Sale: $3.99. Original: $12.99
John D. Woodbridge and Frank James III, Church History, Vol. Two: From Pre-Reformation to Present Day. Sale: $8.99. Original: $39.99