Jonathan Edwards is one of the most influential and remarkable figures in the history of Christianity. The works Edwards published have carried on the tradition of Calvinism. His collection of theological works is worthy of consideration for any serious student of theology. Edwards was the foremost theologian of the 18th century and there has yet to be a theologian to surpass his greatness since.
The Essential Jonathan Edwards by Owen Strachan and Douglas Sweeney is an introduction to Jonathan Edwards life, teaching and theology. The book is divided up into five sections lover of god, beauty, the good life, true Christianity and heaven and hell. The first section Lover of god is a Biography of Johnathan Edwards. The other sections of the book are on Edwards teaching. Also, at the end of each chapter there is a section showing how you can implement what you learn from Jonathan’s life and teachings to your own life.
I really enjoyed this book and found the sections at the end of each chapter to be very helpful. I would Recommend this book to anyone that wants an introduction to Edwards life and teaching. While this book is not an exhaustive look at Edwards’ life. If one wants to know Edwards and experience god through his eyes he or she must look no further than The Essential Jonathan Edwards.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.