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Songs of the Nativity: Selected Sermons on Luke 1 & 2

This is a fine volume, wonderfully produced, of a collection of fourteen sermons by John Calvin on Luke chapters 1 & 2, translated from French. All are careful treatments of the selected verses, with application as you go along, and often with such a modern tone that you forget they were preached in 1559–1560.…

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365 Days with Calvin: A Collection of Daily Readings from the Writings of John Calvin

Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin (1509-1564), it is good to see the publication of new books about and selections from the great Reformer. Scarcely anyone has been more influential in biblical doctrine and exposition during the post-Apostolic era than Calvin. Most of his works are still available and the…

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Sermons on the Acts of the Apostles

These 44 sermons have been translated by Rob Roy Macgregor, a former professor of French and Latin at Clemson University. An excellent preface emphasises Calvin’s conviction that the purpose of scriptural revelation is to mould the life of believers into the image of God’s Son, Jesus Christ. William B. Evans adds a helpful introduction…

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July 2007
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The Expository Genius of John Calvin

In a day when many are questioning the viability of preaching as a mode of communicating the gospel, Steven Lawson, pastor of Christ Fellowship Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama, has given us what amounts to a vindication of it as the mode of modes! Lawson’s analysis of John Calvin’s theology (and practice of theology)…

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June 2007
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Sermons on the Beatitudes

This is a modern translation by Robert White of five sermons preached by Calvin in Geneva in 1560 covering Matthew 5:1-2, Mark 3:13-19 and Luke 6:12-26. The excellent introduction illuminates the historical and literary background and asserts that the Beatitudes reveal the characteristics of believers who are being changed into Christ’s likeness. The first…

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July 2001
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A book that changed me: Institutes of the Christian Religion

In September 1982 I set about reading the Institutes in John T. McNeill’s edition. A visit to L’Abri the previous year had introduced me to Reformed theology and I began reading Dr Lloyd-Jones and Puritan paperbacks. A friend obviously decided that something more demanding was required and bought me the two volumes of Calvin.…

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