Humble Calvinism

And if I Know the Five Points, But Have Not Love ...

Understanding Calvinism in our hearts as well as in our heads

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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.

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Contents

  • 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

Specification

Author J.A. Medders
ISBN 9781784983727
Format Paperback
First published 2019
Dimensions 129mm x 198mm x 13mm
Language English
Pages 176
Publisher The Good Book Company
Commendations

Read this if you are a Calvinist. Read it if you don't understand Calvinism. Read it if you dislike Calvinism! I am certain you'll be encouraged, and you might even be pleasantly surprised. Both timely and helpful, from the first page to the last this refreshing book encouraged me to delight in Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Jeff dives into some heady theology with wit and clarity, but above all with gospel-centred lightness by constantly extolling our Saviour.

Steve Timmis

CEO, Acts 29

Calvinists should be humble and happy. It’s sadly not always the case, and Young, Restless and Reformed has too often become Proud, Aggressive and Tiresome. The trouble is we’ve misunderstood and misapplied Calvinism. J.A. Medders has done us all—and me in particular—a very great service in providing some helpful and necessary correction. I was both convicted and encouraged by his exhortation, and you will be too.

Adrian Reynolds

Associate National Director, FIEC UK; pastor; author of And so to Bed

Reformed culture seems to be known for its harshness and lack of grace. Yet Reformed soteriology should create a joyful heart and a deep, glad humility that overflows into compassionate evangelism and graciousness to all. I hope Jeff's book will be used by God to renew a spirit of gentleness and humility among us, and will encourage those who have rejected these beautiful beliefs to consider them anew.

Matt Chandler

Lead Pastor, The Village Church, Dallas; President, Acts 29; author, Take Heart

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