Published on April 19, 2019 by Joshua R Monroe

Crossway / The Gospel Coalition, 2018 | 208 pages

A Brief Book Notice from Books at a Glance


“He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” 1 Peter 1:3

The book of 1 Peter offers a gospel perspective on our short lives. Originally written to Christians facing intense suffering, Peter’s message is one of hope and grace―all centered on the resurrected Christ. Featuring contributions from six popular Bible teachers, this volume will help you better understand the hope-filled message of the book of 1 Peter and experience the resurrection life Jesus offers us today.


Table of Contents

Kathleen Nielson 
Peter the Expositor: The Apostle’s Use of Scripture in 1 Peter
Juan Sanchez

  1. Born Again to a Living Hope (1 Peter 1:1–12)
    Kathleen Nielson 
  2. Living Resurrection Life (1 Peter 1:13–2:3)
    Jen Wilkin
  3. Remember Who You Are! (1 Peter 2:4–10)
    Carrie Sandom
  4. Following Jesus Far from Home (1 Peter 2:11–3:12)
    Mary Willson
  5. Sharing Christ’s Sufferings, Showing His Glory (1 Peter 3:13–4:19)
    D. A. Carson
  6. A Shepherd and a Lion (1 Peter 5:1–14)
    John Piper

Conclusion: Help Me Teach 1 Peter
Nancy Guthrie and John Piper 
General Index
Scripture Index


About the Authors


D. A. Carson (PhD, Cambridge University) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he has taught since 1978. He is a cofounder of the Gospel Coalition and has written or edited nearly 120 books. He and his wife, Joy, have two children and live in the north suburbs of Chicago.

Kathleen Nielson(PhD, Vanderbilt University) is an author and speaker who loves working with women in studying the Scriptures. After directing the Gospel Coalition’s women’s initiatives from 2010–2017, she now serves as senior adviser and book editor for TGC. She and her husband, Niel, make their home partly in Wheaton, Illinois, and partly in Jakarta, Indonesia. They have three sons, two daughters-in-law, and five granddaughters.

Nancy Guthrie teaches the Bible at her church, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee, and at conferences worldwide. She and her husband, David, are the cohosts of the GriefShare video series used in more than 10,000 churches nationwide and also host Respite Retreats for couples who have experienced the death of a child. Guthrie is also the host of Help Me Teach the Bible, a podcast of the Gospel Coalition.

John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of and the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for thirty-three years as the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than fifty books, including Desiring GodDon’t Waste Your LifeThis Momentary MarriageA Peculiar Glory; and Reading the Bible Supernaturally.

Jen Wilkin is a speaker, writer, and teacher of women’s Bible studies. During her seventeen years of teaching, she has organized and led studies for women in home, church, and parachurch contexts. Jen and her family are members of the Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas.

Mary Willson (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) presently serves as the director of women’s initiatives at the Gospel Coalition, and will soon serve as the director of women in ministry for Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis, Tennessee.



Buy the books

Resurrection Life in a World of Suffering: 1 Peter (Gospel Coalition (Women's Initiatives))

Crossway / The Gospel Coalition, 2018 | 208 pages

Share This

Share this with your friends!