A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, and Doxology
Here is a winsome portrait that dashes stereotypes about Calvin and the theological system that bears his name. A man often reviled as a humorless student of doctrine who preached an austere theology that twisted Scripture, this book sets the record straight — in honor of the 500th observance of John Calvin’s birth in 1509.
The book’s 19 chapters explore aspects of Calvin’s life, ministry, and teachings, and establish his importance even for the 21st-century church. Contributors are some of the most gifted and godly Reformed leaders alive today: Derek W. H. Thomas, Sinclair B. Ferguson, D. G. Hart, Harry L. Reeder, Steven J. Lawson, W. Robert Godfrey, Phillip R. Johnson, Eric J. Alexander, Thabiti Anyabwile, John MacArthur, Richard D. Phillips, Thomas K. Ascol, Keith A. Mathison, Jay E. Adams, Philip Graham Ryken, Michael Horton, Jerry Bridges, and Joel R. Beeke. The foreword is by Iain H. Murray.
Indexes of Scripture passages, subjects and names, and theological terms make the book helpful for those who want to delve into specific topics.
About the Author
Dr. Burk Parsons is copastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Fla., a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow, chief publishing officer for Ligonier Ministries, and editor of Tabletalk magazine. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and director of the Church Planting Fellowship. He is on Twitter @BurkParsons.