Best Calvinist Christianity Books

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1. The Pilgrim's Progress: A Readable Modern-Day Version of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress (Revised and easy-to-read)

Author: by John Bunyan
236 pages

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The most readable version of Pilgrim’s Progress available! Reading The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan can be a bit challenging even for the best of readers. Not so with this new, easy-to-read version that translates the original archaic language into simple conversational English allowing readers of all ages to easily navigate the most popular Christian allegory of all time.

The story chronicles the epic adventure of a man named Christian who leaves his home in the City of Destruction and begins a life-long quest to the Celestial City. Set against the backdrop of a hazardous journey, this powerful drama unfolds as Christian’s adventures lead him into fascinating lands and encounters with interesting people who either help or hinder his progress along a narrow way.

With a gallery of memorable characters and visits to colorful places, Bunyan’s allegorical narrative describes one man’s extraordinary adventure on his journey to faith. Without losing any faithfulness to the original text, now you can read Bunyan’s timeless classic and reimagine this famous quest that has challenged and encouraged believers for centuries.

2. Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know

Author: by Wayne Grudem
Zondervan Academic

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Not every Christian should go to seminary, but there are certain teachings of the Bible that every Christian must know. Theology is important because what we believe affects how we live. Whether you’re a relatively new believer in Jesus or a mature Christian looking for a better understanding of basics of the faith, Christian Beliefs is for you.

This readable guide to twenty basic Christian beliefs is a condensation of Wayne Grudem’s award-winning book Systematic Theology, prized by pastors and teachers everywhere. He and his son, Elliot, have boiled down the essentials of Christian theology for the layperson and made them both clear and applicable to life.

You will learn about the Bible, the characteristics of God, what it means that we are created in the image of God, what God has done for us in Christ, the purpose of the church, and much more. Each chapter includes questions for personal review or group discussion.

“These truly are twenty basic beliefs that every Christian should know. Wayne Grudem is a master teacher with the ability to explain profound truths in simple language. He is a man of deep conviction and theological passion-and those who read this book will be both educated and encouraged in the faith.”-R.

3. Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine

Author: by Wayne Grudem
1264 pages

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The Christian church has a long tradition of systematic theology, that is, of studying biblical teaching on centrally important doctrines such as the Word of God, redemption, and Jesus Christ. Wayne Grudem’s bestselling Systematic Theology has several distinctive features:A strong emphasis on the scriptural basis for each doctrineClear writing, with technical terms kept to a minimumA contemporary approach, treating subjects of special interest to the church todayA friendly tone, appealing to the emotions and the spirit as well as the intellectFrequent application to lifeResources for worship within each chapter Bibliographies in each chapter that cross-reference subjects to a wide range of other systematic theologies.

4. Institutes of the Christian Religion

Author: by John Calvin
1059 pages

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Hendrickson offers a one-volume hardcover edition of one of Western Christianity’s foundational works. Re-typeset into a clean and modern typeface, this edition is easy to read for the modern eye. This book will appeal to libraries, seminarians, pastors, and laypeople.

Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin is an introduction to the Bible and a vindication of Reformation principles by one of the Reformation’s finest scholars. At the age of twenty-six, Calvin published several revisions of his Institutes of the Christian Religion, a seminal work in Christian theology that altered the course of Western history and that is still read by theological students today.

It was published in Latin in 1536 and in his native French in 1541, with the definitive editions appearing in 1559 (Latin) and in 1560 (French). The book was written as an introductory textbook on the Protestant faith for those with some learning already and covered a broad range of theological topics from the doctrines of church and sacraments to justification by faith alone.

5. The Pilgrim's Progress Study Guide: A Bible Study Based on John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress

Author: by Alan Vermilye
ISBN: 978-1948481144
Published at: Brown Chair Books (May 12, 2020)

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The most trusted study guide to learning The Pilgrim’s Progress! Understanding The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan can be difficult and confusing at times. Not so with The Pilgrim’s Progress Study Guide! This comprehensive Bible study workbook will guide you through Bunyan’s masterful use of metaphors helping you better understand key concepts, supporting Bible passages, and the relevance to our world today.

The story chronicles the epic adventure of a man named Christian who leaves his home in the City of Destruction and begins a life-long quest to the Celestial City. Set against the backdrop of a hazardous journey, this powerful drama unfolds as Christian’s adventures lead him into fascinating lands and encounters with interesting people who either help or hinder his progress along a narrow way.

With a gallery of memorable characters and visits to colorful places, Bunyan’s allegorical narrative describes one man’s extraordinary adventure on his journey to faith. Designed to be used alongside The Pilgrim’s Progress: A Readable Modern-Day Version of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress, each chapter, sub section, and study question examines Bunyan’s allegorical narrative to tell his powerful presentation of what it means to follow the narrow way of Christian salvation.

6. Calvin: Institutes of the Christian Religion (2 Volume Set)

Author: by Jean Calvin
1800 pages

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This is the definitive English-language edition of one of the monumental works of the Christian church. All previous editions-in Latin, French, German, and English-have been collated; references and notes have been verified, corrected, and expanded; and new bibliographies have been added.

The translation preserves the rugged strength and vividness of Calvin’s writing, but also conforms to modern English and renders heavy theological terms in simple language. The result is a translation that achieves a high degree of accuracy and at the same time is eminently readable.

Long recognized for the quality of its translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes, the Library of Christian Classics provides scholars and students with modern English translations of some of the most significant Christian theological texts in history. Through these works-each written prior to the end of the sixteenth century-contemporary readers are able to engage the ideas that have shaped Christian theology and the church through the centuries.

7. Concise Theology: A Guide to Historic Christian Beliefs

Author: by J. I. Packer
Tyndale House Publishers
288 pages

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Theology matters!At last it can be understood easily, thanks to this layman’s language approach to biblical belief.Authored by J.I. Packer, one of the premier theologians of Christianity, this summary of Christian teaching covers nearly 100 major Christian beliefs from a Reformed perspective.

Brief, easy-to-understand chapters offer precise descriptions without sacrificing depth. Thoughtfully arranged and refreshingly readable, this is a book that belongs on the shelf of every Christian.

8. The Institutes of the Christian Religion

Author: by John Calvin
Banner of Truth
920 pages

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(Calvin’s Own ‘Essentials’ Edition)Translated by Robert White The Institutes of the Christian Religion is Calvin’s single most important work. Yet, as many who have purchased an English translation of the final Latin edition of 1559 know only too well, the sheer size of the work and the proliferation of technical details and polemical themes do not make for easy reading.

It has left many wishing for an edition that avoided such things but yet kept intact the very heart and soul of Calvin’s teaching. Such an edition is now available, and it is not the work of an editor or an abridger, but of Calvin himself.

The present translation is newly made from the French of 1541. It has been designed and annotated with the needs of a wide readership in mind.

9. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism: and Other Writings (Penguin Twentieth-Century Classics)

Author: by Max Weber
Penguin Classics
392 pages

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In The Protestant Ethic, Max Weber opposes the Marxist concept of dialectical materialism and relates the rise of the capitalist economy to the Calvinist belief in the moral value of hard work and the fulfillment of one’s worldly duties. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

10. Evangelical Theology, Second Edition: A Biblical and Systematic Introduction

Author: by Michael F. Bird
Zondervan Academic

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Gospel-Centered Theology for TodayEvangelical Theology, Second Edition helps today’s readers understand and practice the doctrines of the Christian faith by presenting a gospel-centered theology that is accessible, rigorous, and balanced. According author Michael Bird the gospel is the fulcrum of Christian doctrine; the gospel is where God meets us and where we introduce the world to God.

And as such, an authentically evangelical theology is the working out of the gospel in the various doctrines of Christian theology. The text helps readers learn the essentials of Christian theology through several key features, including:A “What to Take Home” section at end of every part that gives readers a run-down on all the important things they need to know.

Tables, sidebars, and questions for discussion to help reinforce key ideas and conceptsA “Comic Belief” section, since reading theology can often be dry and cerebral, so that readers enjoy their learning experience through some theological humor added for good measure.

11. The Westminster Confession of Faith (Pocket Puritans)

Author: by Various
136 pages

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Agreed upon by the Assembly of Divines at Westminster, with the assistance of commissioners from The Church of Scotland, as part of the Covenanted Uniformity in religion betwixt the churches of Christ in the Kingdoms of Scotland, England, and Ireland.

This edition contains the Westminster Confession of Faith as approved by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 1647. It also includes Chapters 20, 23, 31, as altered, amended, and adopted as the Doctrinal Part of the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church in American, 1788.

Additional footnotes have been inserted at Chapters 22.111, 24.IV, and 25. VI, to indicate other places where the Confession has been altered in the editions adopted by the OPC and the PCA. ‘This edition of the Confession of Faith is what our forefathers would have called a Vade Mecum literally a Go with me a book small enough to take anywhere, but substantial enough to be useful everywhere.’ SINCLAIR B.FERGUSON

12. The Baptist Confession of Faith 1689 (Pocket Puritans)

Author: by Various
128 pages

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Put forth by the elders and brethren of many congregations of Christians (baptized upon profession of their faith) in London and the country. With the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation, Rom.10:10.

This Confession was first printed in London for Benjamin Harris, to be sold at his shop at the Stationers Arms in Sweetings Rents, in Cornhill, near the Royal Exchange, 1677. Only minor alterations to spelling, punctuation and proof texts have been made by the editors of this Pocket Puritan gift edition.

This little volume is not issued as an authoritative rule, or code of faith, whereby you are to be fettered, but as an assistance to you in controversy, a confirmation in faith, and a means of edification in righteousness.’ C.H.SPURGEON

13. What Love Is This?: Calvinism's Misrepresentation of God

Author: by Dave Hunt
Berean Call, The
560 pages

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BC is pleased to announce the publication of Dave Hunt’s crucial critique of Calvinismnow in paperback! This fourth edition has a couple of noteworthy differences and advantages from the third hardcover edition. First of all, this important resource is now able to be distributed to Christian inmates (hardcover books are not permitted in prison).

Second, in order to make the book more portable and affordable, chapters 30 and 31 (which presented the fictional but true-to-life account of “Al” and “Jan”) have been extracted. The material from these two chapters is contained in a separate book: A Calvinist’s Honest Doubts.

Lastly, documentation and formatting have been fine-tuned to improve accuracy and readability. We trust that even more readers will be blessed by the availability and increased “share-ability” of this important work. Discussions with many people around the world reveal that multitudes of sincere, Bible-believing Christians are “Calvinists” only by defalt.

14. Reformed Systematic Theology, Volume 1: Revelation and God

Author: by Joel R. Beeke
Crossway (March 14, 2019)
March 14, 2019

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The church needs good theology that engages the head, heart, and hands. This four-volume work combines rigorous historical and theological scholarship with application and practicalitycharacterized by an accessible, Reformed, and experiential approach. In this volume, Joel R.Beeke and Paul M.

Smalley explore the first two of eight central themes of theology: revelation and God.

15. Concise Theology

Author: by J. I. Packer
Crossway (August 4, 2020)
304 pages

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A Concise Introduction to Biblical Doctrine “Theology is for doxology and devotionthat is, the praise of God and the practice of godliness. From the Preface Theology is important for the Christian life. And though it is marked by many complex terms and doctrines, there is yet what J.I.

Packer calls the permanent essentials of Christianity. This concise introduction to these essential doctrines distills theological truths so both scholar and layperson alike can grow to treasure the unchanging pillars of the Christian faith. Each of the ninety-four chapters explores a different doctrine in a way that is easy to understand and rooted in historic Reformed teaching.

As you learn more about the foundational teachings of the faith, you will grow in the knowledge of God and will worship him as your Creator, Redeemer, and sovereign Lord.

16. Sadistic Teachings in the Church: The Scriptural Evidence Refuting the Doctrines of Eternal Punishment and Calvinism

Author: by Henry Bechthold
March 26, 2020

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Have you ever questioned the justice of sentencing a teenage child, who died before placing his faith in Jesus, to the fires of hell; a place producing such painful suffering and agony that will cause him to wail and gnash his teeth throughout the trillions of years of eternity?

Does this sound like a just punishment for this teenager’s sixteen years of life on earth? Have you wondered why the loving and merciful Jesus that you have read about in the Gospels would do such a thing? Does it bother you that the doctrine of Calvinism is accepted in the Christian Church, although it teaches that God has created the vast majority of people for the sole purpose of torturing them forever in hell?

Does this sound like an acceptable Christian doctrine to you?I have good news. This book will present numerous scriptures that will prove, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that Jesus does not torment people forever in hell, and that the doctrine of Calvinism is false.