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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

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Old Guy Top 5: John Calvin

23 Aug

Interested in reading more from John Calvin or learning more about him?

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

Here we go:

1. The Institutes of the Christian Religion
How could this not be number 1? One of the foundational theological works ever produced. Calvin completed the initial version in latin in 1536, subsequently completed it in French in 1541, and completed the final editions in 1559 in Latin and 1560 in French.

Definitive translation which collates all earlier editions: Hardback | Paperback
Translation of the 1536 Latin Edition: Paperback
Translation of the 1541 French Edition: Paperback | Kindle
Translation Based on the Latin including thought from French:
Hardback | Kindle | PDF

2. Calvin’s Commentaries 22 Volume Set
These are Calvin’s sermons that cover almost every book of the Bible.

Hardcover Set | Kindle | Crossway Classics | Individual Volumes| Geneva Commentaries |PDF

3. Calvin’s Tracts and Letters 7 Volume Set
Long unavailable there are 3 volumes of tracts and 4 volumes of Calvin’s letters and correspondence.

Hardcover Set | Select Letters | Kindle

4. John Calvin: Pilgrim and Pastor
Written by Robert Godfrey this short 200 page biography is a great starting point for those wanting to learn more.

Paperback | Kindle | PDF

5. John Calvin: A Biography
This final biography is one of the classics written by T.H.L. Parker.

Paperback | A Portrait of Calvin PDF

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