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For the Love of God: Volume Two: A Daily Companion for Discovering the Riches of God's Word: 2

4.58 of 5 stars 4.58  ·  rating details  ·  96 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Join D. A. Carson in a year of studying the Bible, developing your theology, and growing in prayerfulness.
Paperback, 416 pages
Published July 10th 2006 by Crossway Books (first published September 30th 1998)
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Mike Knox
Here is a devotional companion that I can stick to! And better yet, it is currently one of two volumes, and word has it that Carson is working on Volumes 3 and 4.

As Carson notes in the preface, many devotional guides will have you read a handful of verses here and some personal gems there. Both the selection of readings and the application comments made on them may well provide encouragement to the Christian, “but they do not provide the framework of what the Bible says—the ‘plotline’ or ‘storyl
Jonathan Roberts
I loved having DA Carson as my constant companion each morning as we read through God's Word! In hindsight I would have read the Bible on the two year plan instead of the one year plan in the book, but that's my fault not this book's fault. Each day you get a short reading about one of the assigned passages, very helpful and insightful!
David Sarkies
Dec 17, 2012 David Sarkies rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Christians
Recommended to David by: David Broxy
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This is the second volume of Don Carson's daily bible reading plan based on the the same complex system that the previous volume was based upon. The only difference between the two books is that he writes a brief outline of a different passage from the previous book. I sort of wondered why he did not write a third and a forth book in the series, but then Carson is one of those academics that seem to constantly churn out books that it is likely that once he finished one project, he immediately m ...more
This devotional offers you an in depth read through God's word and the historical events taking place surrounding the scripture. The American Theology experience can lead one to read the bible in a quest for what's in it for "me" (the m&m gospel - more and more for me and mine) but this takes that m&m gospel and flips it upside down to form the w&w gospel (God's word for the world). In order to follow and obey God, one must come to know Him. This devotional will take you through the ...more
Mike E.
This is volume 2. See my review above. I would purchase this one first since it alone has a useful Scripture and subject index that covers both volumes. At some point Carson says that he will be coming out with two additional volumes. I recommend not buying the paperback editions as they do not hold up and this will go with you on vacations, etc. If you want to test this out for free via email you can subscribe to the reading by sending an empty email to
This is one of two volumes where D.A. Carson takes you through the whole Bible in one year (and the Psalms and New Testament twice in that year). He follows the reading plan of Robert Murray M'Cheyne (a very influential Scottish pastor who died at the age of 30 in 1843). There are four different passages to read each day and each day Carson picks one passage to write a one page reflection on. If you've never read through the whole Bible, this is a really great way to do it.
Anastasia Tuckness
I've been reading these two books on and off for devotionals to go with my Bible reading plan for years now. I am thrilled to now have this book on the Kindle app on my iPod Touch so I can read it in tandem with reading the Bible on my Tecarta app on my iPod Touch. Technology is a wonderful thing sometimes!

These books are a great way to go deeper into the Bible text every day. Carson is an excellent writer and always pulls out some new insights from the text.
This is very good. But it errors on the informational versus inspirational side. Some may perceive this as boring but Carson is teaching you how to understand the Bible as much as seeking to form your soul. He leaves the word to do that, and simply gives you a Biblical survey approach so that you see how the whole Bible fits together. This way you will feel the full weight if the character of God and examen yourself, whether you really do trust him or not.
If you want to know God deeper in your Christian faith in a devotional manner without sacrificing biblical depth and faithfulness, Carson's 2 vol. series, I believe, are the best.
Bryan McWhite
Fantastic daily devotional in the form of commentary on one text from Scripture each day. A fantastic companion to a yearly Bible reading plan. This is part 2 of 2.
Eric Molicki
One of the best devotional series out there.
Excellent Bible-reading plan!
Great commentary.
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