Christ-Centered Bible Reading

At Del Rey Church, we talk a lot about reading the Bible with a Christocentric lens, that is, we understand that Christ is the center of the Bible. I recently came across this helpful list of books on Christ-centered reading of the Bible ( Check it out and maybe pick up a few books.


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.





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