John Calvin is often reviled as a
humorless doctrinarian who preached an
austere theology that twisted
Scripture. In John Calvin: A Heart for
Devotion, Doctrine, and Doxology, Burk
Parsons and a cadre of godly pastors
and scholars seek to set the record
straight in honor of the 500th
observance of John Calvin’s birth in
1509. The book’s nineteen succinct
chapters explore aspects of Calvin’s
life, ministry, and teachings, and
establish his importance even for the
Contributors, in addition to Parsons,
include some of the most gifted and
godly Reformed leaders alive today: Jay
E. Adams, Eric J. Alexander, Thabiti
Anyabwile, Thomas K. Ascol, Joel R.
Beeke, Jerry Bridges, Sinclair B.
Ferguson, W. Robert Godfrey, D. G.
Hart, Michael Horton, Phillip R.
Johnson, Steven J. Lawson, John
MacArthur, Keith A. Mathison, Richard
D. Phillips, Harry L. Reeder, Philip
Graham Ryken, and Derek W. H. Thomas.
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. John
Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine,
and Doxology is a winsome portrait that
dashes stereotypes about Calvin and the
theological system that bears his