Help in Gospel-Centered Bible Reading

Sometimes we can read the Bible while still missing its overarching perspective with Jesus as the center. These books will help you develop and maintain that Christ-centered focus. 

Authors to read for further study on gospel-centered hermeneutics: 

* = entry level 
** = intermediate level 
*** = advanced level 

T. Desmond Alexander

*The Servant King: The Bible’s Portrait of the Messiah. Regent College Press, 2003. 172 pp. 

*From Eden to the New Jerusalem: An Introduction to Biblical Theology. Kregel, 2009. 208 pp. 

G. K. Beale

***A New Testament Biblical Theology: Transformation of the Old Testament in the New. Baker, 2011. 992 pp. 

**“The Eschatological Conception of New Testament Theology.” In The Reader Must Understand: Eschatology in Bible and Theology. Edited by K. E Browner and M. W. Elliot. InterVarsity, 1997. 60 pp. 

D. A. Carson

*The God Who Is There: Finding Your Place in the Story. Baker, 2010. 240 pp. 

Bryan Chapell

**Christ-Centered Preaching: Redeeming the Expository Sermon. 2d ed. Baker, 2005. 400 pp. Note especially chapters 10 and 11. 

Roy Ciampa

**“The History of Redemption.” In Central Themes in Biblical Theology: Mapping Unity in Diversity. Edited by Scott J. Hafemann and Paul R. House. Baker, 2007. 50 pp. 

Edmund Clowney

**Preaching Christ in All of Scripture. Crossway, 2003. 192 pp. 

**The Unfolding Mystery: Discovering Christ in the Old Testament. Presbyterian & Reformed, 1991. 208 pp. 

Stephen Dempster

**Dominion and Dynasty: A Biblical Theology of the Hebrew Bible. InterVarsity: 2003. 267 pp. 

William Dumbrell

**The End of the Beginning: Revelation 21–22 and the Old Testament. Wipf & Stock: 2001. 216 pp. 

Graeme Goldsworthy

*According to Plan: The Unfolding Revelation of God in the Bible. InterVarsity, 2002. 251 pp. 

**The Goldsworthy Trilogy (Gospel and Kingdom, Gospel and Wisdom, The Gospel in Revelation). Paternoster, 2001. 586 pp. (esp. Gospel and Kingdom) 

***Gospel-Centered Hermeneutics: Foundations and Principles of Evangelical Biblical Interpretation. InterVarsity, 2007. 341 pp. 

**Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture: The Application of Biblical Theology to Expository Preaching. Eerdmans, 2000. 287 pp. 

Sidney Greidanus

**Preaching Christ from the Old Testament: A Contemporary Hermeneutical Method. Eerdmans, 1999. 392 pp. 

Dennis E. Johnson

**Him We Proclaim: Preaching Christ from All the Scriptures. Presbyterian & Reformed, 2007. 494 pp. 

Sally Lloyd-Jones 

*The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name. Zondervan, 2007. 352 pp. 

Vaughan Roberts

*God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible. InterVarsity, 2003. 160 pp. 

O. Palmer Robertson

**The Christ of the Covenants. Presbyterian & Reformed, 1981. 308 pp. 

Colin Smith

*The Plan. TGC Booklets. Crossway, 2011. 30 pp. 

Michael Williams 

*Far as the Curse Is Found: The Covenant Story of Redemption. Presbyterian & Reformed, 2005. 319 pp. 

Christopher J. H. Wright

**Knowing Jesus through the Old Testament. InterVarsity, 1992. 256 pp.