Humble Calvinism: And if I Know the Five Points, But Have Not Love ...
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Author Jeff Medders admits that he is quick to defend Calvinism, but often slow to humbly love Christians who take a different view. His warm-hearted, challenging (and surprisingly witty) book takes readers through the the five points of Calvinism, revealing that a true understanding has a humbling effect on our hearts, fueling a love of Christ and his people that builds others up, rather than tearing them down.
This book is both a helpful summary of what Calvinism is, and a helpful challenge to those who are convinced Calvinists. It calls them to hold Calvinism in their hearts, not just in their heads, so that they are humble and gracious as well as zealous for the truth, to the praise and glory of Christ and his church.
If you’re not a Calvinist, this book is for you; and if you are a Calvinist, this book is for you. Jeff Medders explains simply, winsomely, and humbly from a Calvinistic perspective what the Bible teaches about five key doctrines. And he demonstrates throughout that no one truly understands the “doctrines of grace” unless they themselves are gracious and humble. Down-to-earth, often funny, and with a keen knack for illustration, Medders makes plain what biblical Calvinism—Humble Calvinism—looks like in everyday life.
--- Don Whitney - Author, Praying the Bible; Professor of Biblical Spirituality and Associate Dean , SBTS, Louisville
- Foreword by Ray Ortlund
- 1 The Problem With Calvinism
- A Short Interlude About Jargon and History
- 2 Humble Calvinism is Not an Oxymoron
- 3 Total Dependency
- 4 The Prequel to Your Faith
- 5 The Cross, the Church, and the Cosmos
- 6 Drawn In and Sent Out
- 7 He Holds Our Hands
- 8 Humble and Happy (and Calvinist)
- Afterword by C.H. Spurgeon
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