Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Book Review: Living for God's Glory An Introduction to Calvinism by Joel R. Beeke
Wow, this book has it all; History, Doctrine, encouragement, etc. Calvinism is so much broader than most people think. Beeke along with a great number of Reformed theologians and pastors, show the multifaceted aspects of Calvinism. Starting from the history of Calvinism, the book moves to Calvinist distinctions in a variety of subjects from Scripture to Church Government.
When on the subject of Calvinism, many think predestination is the only subject most Calvinist are interested in. This book proves that kind of thinking is totally false.
The authors show that Calvinism, not only consists in the five points, but also includes many subjects i.e. holiness, prayer, church government, scripture, worship, preaching, evangelism, marriage, family, work, Politics, ethics, and so much more.
If you are a Calvinist or you are just interested in what Calvinism consists of, this is the book for you.
Packed full of quotes from modern authors, past Reformers, and the Puritans; this book not only informs, it also sends you to a more in-depth study with each end note. At the end of each chapter there are discussion questions for personal or group review.
I found myself writing down a list of books to search for with each chapter. This book is on my list to read again in the future.
This is a great companion to another book by Beeke called “Meet the Puritans”
I highly recommend it to all believers and non-believers alike.
*This book was provided free of Charge by Reformed Trust in exchange for an honest review.