23 October, 2013
In twenty succinct chapters, the authors examine Calvin the man; his work (as a Reformer, a churchman, a preacher, a counselor, and a writer); and his teachings (on subjects as diverse as the Holy Spirit and prayer). What emerges is a multifaceted portrait of a man whose contributions to Christian thought and Christian living were significant indeed, a man whose life, work, and teachings are worthy to be remembered and studied even in the twenty-first century.
In this book Burk Parsons, editor of Tabletalk magazine and co-pastor at Saint Andrew’s Chapel, has brought together an impressive group of pastors and scholars to reconsider Calvin’s life and legacy. Contributors include Jay Adams, Eric Alexander Thabiti Anyabwile, Joel Beeke, Jerry Bridges, Sinclair Ferguson, Robert Godfrey, D. G.Hart, Michael Horton, Phillip R. Johnson, Steven Lawson, John MacArthur, Keith Mathison, Richard Phillips, Harry Reeder, Philip Graham Ryken, Derek Thomas, Thomas Ascol, and others.
Every month Reformation Trust Publishing (of R.C. Sproul’s Ligonier Ministries) gives away a FREE eBook. Their free title for October is a book that was written for John Calvin’s 500th birthday.
If you have ever wondered about what Calvin really taught, believed, did, etc., then you should read this work. Far too many people think he was a cold, ivory tower, out-of-reach and out-of-touch theologian, but such people who think this way have not studied his life. His devotion and theology were born out of much suffering, not some idealistic place of comfort. Whether or not you agree with every detail of his thinking, you should learn more about the man and his ministry, for it was all about the centrality and supremacy of God through and through.
John Piper says of this book:
To my knowledge, there never has been a collection of authors of any edited volume under whose ministry I would rather sit than these. What stands out is that they are humble, holy men of God. Most of them are too old—too seasoned—to care about scoring points. Their lives witness to the preciousness of Christ and the importance of purity. Expect no bombast. Expect humble, measured admiration and wise application. This a good way to meet John Calvin: in the holy hearts of humble servants of Christ. The only better way would be to read the man himself.
Get a copy of this eBook today and learn from this great collection of teachers!
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