Dr. Ligon Duncan's Publications

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Children and the Lord’s Supper

"But let a man examine himself" is a phrase that we may have heard of from 1 Corinthians 11 where man is to ask himself if he is right and meet to come and partake in the Lord's supper. But another question that is often asked is at what age is it okay for a child to partake in the Lord's supper. This book takes a constructive look at the doctrine of paedo-communion as defined: "as the admittance of a covenant child to the Lord's Supper on the basis of his descent from at least one professing Christian parent." Looking at this doctrine, these essays will provide food for thought across the various disciplines such as Biblical, Theological, historical and pastoral. It will be a guide as you seek to explore this key pastoral issue.

Co-author/editor (with Guy Waters)

ISBN: 978-1845507299
Publication Date: Mentor, November 1, 2011
List Price: 17.99

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Baptism and the Lord’s Supper

The sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper have played an important role in the church since its earliest days. There has also been much disagreement within the church about how to understand them.

Pastors Thabiti Anyabwile and J. Ligon Duncan have teamed up to outline the Bible’s basic teaching about baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Speaking from different traditions, they bring perspective to the discussion while both observing that baptism and the Lord’s Supper should be fundamentally understood as pointing to something greater. This new booklet from the Gospel Coalition will bring clarity for those wanting to understand the importance of baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

The authors offer a thoughtful explanation for point 12 of the Gospel Coalition’s Confessional Statement. The coalition is an evangelical renewal movement dedicated to a Scripture-based reformation of ministry practices.

Co-author (with Thabiti Anyabwile, ed D.A. Carson)

ISBN: 978-1433527883
Publication Date: Crossway, August 2, 2011
List Price: 3.99

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Gospel Clarity: Challenging the New Perspective on Paul

The New Pespective on Paul is not just a novel topic of conversation. It strikes at the heart of how men and women are rescued from sin! We pray that in the pages of this book God's people may again hear the gospel message, the good news that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.

Co-author (with Bill Barcley)

ISBN: 978-0852347331
Publication Date: EP Books, December 1, 2010
List Price: 14.99

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Does Grace Grow Best in Winter?

This book prepares believers for hardship when it comes their way. Learning some of the purposes for suffering, how it connects us with our Lord and his people, and what God's Word says to us in the midst of our pain will enable us to glorify him in the most troubling times.


ISBN: 978-1596381551
Publication Date: P&R Publishing, June 1, 2009
List Price: 10.00

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Fear Not!

Fear Not covers extensively all aspects of death, including what happens to believers immediately after death, the resurrection, the final judgment and then the eternal state. Along the way, Duncan sheds light on several troublesome passages, especially concerning the final Day of Judgment. This is a book to inform and encourage every Christian.


ISBN: 978-1845503581
Publication Date: Christian Focus, April 10, 2008
List Price: 10.99

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Women’s Ministry in the Local Church

Susan Hunt and Ligon Duncan walk through the Scriptures to help readers better understand what it means to have an effective, biblical women's ministry in the church. The benefits of women's ministries are great: training and discipling, evangelizing, and reaching out to the poor and needy. This book, written by seasoned ministry leaders, provides many proven tools to help start a women's ministry in your church.

Co-author (with Susan Hunt)

ISBN: 978-1581347500
Publication Date: Crossway, January 17, 2006
List Price: 15.99

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Should We Leave Our Churches?

A concise critique of the view that the institutional church, guilty of apostasy, should disband, ceasing its clerical ministries and its administration of the sacraments.

Co-author (with Mark Talbot)

ISBN: 978-0875527888
Publication Date: P&R Publishing, January 1, 2004
List Price: 5.99

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The Genesis Debate: Three Views of the Days of Creation

Are the Genesis creation days 24 hours long? Ages of time? Or a literary framework? In The Genesis Debate, three teams of evangelicals committed to the infallibility and inerrancy of Scripture tackle this question head-on by presenting and defending their respective views in a lively, yet friendly, forum.

J. Ligon Duncan III and David W. Hall defend the view that the Genesis creation days are six, sequential days, each 24 hours long (the 24-hour view). Hugh Ross and Gleason L. Archer defend the view that the Genesis creation days are six sequential ages of time of unspecified but finite duration (the day-age view). And Lee Irons with Meredith G. Kline defend the view that the Genesis creation days are presented as normal days, but that the picture of God's creating in six days and resting on the seventh is figurative (the Framework view).

Whether you are new to the creation-day debate or have followed it for some time, The Genesis Debate will deepen your understanding and strengthen your faith.

Co-author (with David W. Hall, Meredith Kline, Lee Irons, Hugh Ross and Gleason Archer)

ISBN: 978-0970224507
Publication Date: Crux Press, November 24, 2000
List Price: 33.47



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