A Model of Christian Maturity, Repackaged Edition

An Exposition of 2 Corinthians 10–13

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What does a mature Christian look like?

According to Bible scholar D. A. Carson, the mature Christian looks a lot like the apostle Paul, who strove for obedience and discipline even when it was difficult. In his exposition of 2 Corinthians 10-13, Dr. Carson unpacks such well-known passages as

· Paul's description of his thorn in the flesh
· an intense chronicle of his specific sufferings
· Paul's style of spiritual leadership
· warnings about false leadership within the church
· and more

Through Paul we explore the struggles, opportunities, and intentions of a Christian under fire, journeying with him as he seeks to guide the Corinthian church--and speak to us as well. Anyone with an influential or leadership role within the body of believers will find here a trustworthy model for their own spiritual development.


D. A. Carson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and is the author or editor of more than fifty books, including The God Who Is There and How Long, O Lord? He is one of the founders of The Gospel Coalition and an active guest lecturer in academic and church settings around the world.


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    D. A. Carson

    D. A. Carson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is emeritus professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and is the author or editor of more than fifty books, including The God Who Is There and How Long, O...

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