New Book

By Rob Lister Nov. 26, 2012 10:32 p.m. Theology

Crossway has just released a book I wrote on the doctrine of divine impassibility. The title is God is Impassible and Impassioned: Toward a Theology of Divine Emotion.

In it, I explore the nature of God’s affective engagement with his creatures as revealed in Scripture, and attempt to advance the balanced thesis that is reflected in the book’s title. My hope, for those who read it, is that it will provide substantive encouragement to their walk with God as they ponder again the profound blessing of enjoying a relationship with the Triune God.

For those interested, more information, including the table of contents, can be found here.


  • Joe Hellerman Dec. 7, 2012 at 6:47 AM

    Yahoo! Congratulations, Rob!

  • MechPebbles Jun. 8, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    I have just finished reading God is Impassible and Impassioned. It is the best theological book I've read. Chapters 9 and 10 especially have taught me a lot about God.

    I'm wondering if anyone has read Scott Oliphint's God with Us. Is the subject the same? Is the position similar? Can a layman who finds God is Impassible and Impassioned scholarly but accessible understand Oliphint's book (reputedly difficult)?

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