Old Guy Top 5: Jonathan Edwards

17 Sep



Interested in reading more from Jonathan Edwards or learning more about him?


Below is a list of 5 of the best works by Edwards or books written about him.


1. The Works of Jonathan Edwards
The 2 volume collection of Jonathan Edward’s works contains most every work of his. If a work of his is printed in stand-alone format it is likely that it is also contained in this collection. A must-have for the reading of Edwards!

The Banner of Truth Edition: Hardback
The More Elegant Hendrikson Edition: Hardback
Digital Editions: Kindle | PDF: Vol. 1 | PDF: Vol. 2
Yale University Press Editions:


2. The Essential Edwards Collection 5 Volume Set
By way of introduction, presentation and reflection the authors unearth the choicest treasures of Edwards’ writings for lay people to discover.

5 Volume Set: Paperback Set | Kindle Set
Vol. 1: Jonathan Edwards Lover of God: Paperback | Kindle
Vol. 2: Jonathan Edwards On Beauty: Paperback | Kindle
Vol. 3: Jonathan Edwards On Heaven and Hell: Paperback | Kindle
Vol. 4: Jonathan Edwards On The Good Life: Paperback | Kindle
Vol. 5: Jonathan Edwards On True Christianity: Paperback | Kindle




3. Jonathan Edwards: A Life
A comprehensive but readable biography by George Marsden that gives the reader a sense of Edwards the man with all his strengths and frailties.

Paperback | Kindle
A Short Life: Paperback | Kindle




4. God’s Passion for His Glory: Living the Vision of Jonathan Edwards
Written by John Piper and includes the full text of Jonathan Edwards’ “The End For Which God Created the World.”

Paperback | Kindle | Free PDF




5. God’s Grand Design: The Theological Vision of Jonathan Edwards
This theological overview of Jonathan Edwards’s teaching by Sean Michael Lewis centers on God’s accomplished redemption and its personal implications for believers.

Paperback | Kindle




Have a different opinion?
Share with us your favorites in the comments below!


2 Responses to “Old Guy Top 5: Jonathan Edwards”

  1. Stephen Richie (@stphnrichie) September 15, 2012 at 7:43 pm #

    I’m surprised Iain Murray’s biography isn’t included.

  2. D.G. September 17, 2012 at 11:52 am #

    Iain Murray’s biography should be in the top 5. Also, Banner of Truth’s two volume set of Edwards’ works are much more elegant compared to the Hendrikson set. It is clothbound, smyth sewn binding, comes with dust jackets, and is printed on high quality paper. It is a set that will last for decades and decades. The Hendrikson set is cheap hardcover material, and the binding is not great.

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