John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine & Doxology

April 2014 suggestion from the Pastor

John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine & Doxology  by Burk Parson, Ed.

Book Suggestion May 2014As a collection of essays that were written to celebrate the 500th birthday of John Calvin, this book is a great summary of the teachings and life of one of the most important figures in the Protestant Reformation. Written by some of today’s best known theologians, pastors and Bible teachers it gives a comprehensive overview of Calvin by appealing to his letters, sermons, commentaries and his Institutes of Christian Religion.

Rather than being a work that focuses on the many controversies that have grown up around Calvinism over the centuries, this volume focuses on the Reformer as a gospel-centered pastor, counselor and committed Christian. Although each article in the volume is well worth reading, my favorites were Calvin’s Heart for God, by Sinclair Ferguson and The True Christian Life, by Jerry Bridges.

John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine & Doxology is great to read as a devotional book or for those wishing to gain an insight into the driving passions of a man that lived to give his heart to Christ.

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Bill is the founding pastor of Grace & Peace Presbyterian Church (PCA) Prior to beginning this church planting work in the Pottstown area, Bill served as a hospice chaplain and a missionary to Mexico and Jordan. Bill earned his MDiv from Biblical Theological Seminary.