Item description for Jonathan Edwards' Resolutions: And Advice to Young Converts (Jonathan Edwards) by Jonathan Edwards & Stephen J. Nichols...
Overview While completing his preparation for the ministry, Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) wrote seventy resolutions that guided him throughout his life. About twenty years later he wrote a letter to young Deborah Hatheway, a new convert in a nearby town, advising her concerning the Christian life. These two writings, often reprinted during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, overflow with straight forward and biblically sound advice. This advice is as current today as it was in the 1700s, and it far surpasses the "how to" books now overrunning bookstores. If your knowledge of Edwards does not extend beyond his sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," you owe it to yourself to read Jonathan' Edward's Resolutions: And Advice to Young Converts.
Publishers Description Jonathan Edwards has been called America's greatest theologian. Resolutions and Advice address the Christian's daily walk with Christ. While completing his preparation for the ministry, Jonathan Edwards wrote seventy resolutions that guided him throughout his life. About twenty years later he wrote a letter to young Deborah Hatheway, a new convert in a nearby town, advising her concerning the Christian life. These two writings, often reprinted during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, overflow with straightforward and biblically sound advice. This advice is as current today as it was in the 1700s, and it far surpasses the "how to" books now overrunning bookstores.
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Studio: P & R Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.44" Width: 5.44" Height: 0.13" Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Release Date Aug 30, 2002
Publisher P & R PUBLISHING #97
Series Jonathan Edwards
ISBN 0875521894 ISBN13 9780875521893
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More About Jonathan Edwards & Stephen J. Nichols
John E. Smith, Harry S. Stout, and Kenneth P. Minkema are editors of the multivolume series The Works of Jonathan Edwards, published by Yale University Press.
Jonathan Edwards was born in 1703 and died in 1758.
Jonathan Edwards has published or released items in the following series...
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Edwards - spurring one another on toward love and good deeds! May 11, 2007
The more I read about Jonathan Edwards and the more of his works I read, the more impressed I am with the dedication to the Lord that this man had - and what an amazing time at the founding of this great nation for a man of God such as Edwards to live, write and minister. This short booklet is a compilation of Edwards' famous resolutions which he penned over about a two year period as he was completing his schooling and looking forward to the work that the Lord had before him. He took a moment to pause and reflect on the kind of man that he wanted to be (we should all learn from this) and then wrote down resolutions that would help him not only live a life worthy of his calling, but also leave a legacy through his eleven children and seventy-two grandchildren! From his resolution "never to lose a moment of time," to my favorite one, "that I will live so as I shall wish I had done when I come to die," these resolutions show what dedication, resolve and intentionality Edwards' had for his spiritual journey.
The booklet edited by Nichols also includes a letter that Edwards' sent in reply to an inquiry by a young lady giving suggestions for spiritual growth. This letter was republished by the Hartford Evangelical Tract Society titled "Advice to Young Converts." In this letter, Edwards' warns this young woman to "[b]e always greatly humbled by your remaining sin," but then encourages her by writing, "Although we are exceeding sinful, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous, the precious of whose blood, the merit of whose righteousness, and the greatness of whose love and faithfulness infinitely overtop the highest mountains of our sins."
The booklet is a wonderful read - encouraging, challenging and insightful - to learn from probably the greatest theologian from the U.S. soil how he lived the Christian life with full devotion to the Lord and how we may as well.