Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life

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Baker Books, Dec 1, 2004 - Religion - 96 pages
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In this classic devotional, John Calvin urges readers to apply the Christian life in a balanced way to mind, heart, and hand. Rather than focusing on contemplative otherworldliness, the book stresses the importance of a devotedly active Christian life.

In style and spirit, this book is much like Augustine's Confessions, Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, or Thomas Kempis's Imitation of Christ. However, its intense practicality sets it apart, making it easily accessible for any reader seeking to carry out Christian values in everyday life. Chapter themes include obedience, self-denial, the significance of the cross, and how we should live our lives today.
 

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User Review  - RussWhite - LibraryThing

At first appearance, Calvin’s Golden Book of Christian Life is yet another collection of sayings, perhaps modeled on the Proverbs, on living the Christian life. A deeper look, however, reveals a ... Read full review

User Review  - Brian - Christianbook.com

This is one of the best little books that you will ever read. Written in a devotional style, it is a concise treatment of Christian thought and behavior. Buy it. Read it. Share it. Read full review

Contents

Preface
9
Humble Obedience
15
CHAPTER II
25
sobriety righteousness and godliness
29
True humility means respect for others
31
We should seek the good of other believers
34
We should seek the good of everyone friend and foe
37
Civil goodness is not enough
38
The cross teaches obedience
52
The cross makes for discipline
54
The cross brings repentance
55
Persecution brings Gods favor
57
Persecution should bring spiritual joy
59
The cross should not make us indifferent
60
The cross makes for submission
62
The cross is necessary for our salvation
64

No happiness without Gods blessing
40
We should not be anxious to obtain riches and honors
42
The Lord is just in all his ways
44
CHAPTER III
47
The cross makes us humble
49
The cross makes us hopeful
51
There is no crown without a cross
67
What is earth if compared with heaven?
74
The Right
83
Let us live with moderation
89
Notes
95
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Benjamin Wirt Farley is Younts Professor Emeritus of Bible, Religion, and Philosophy at Erskine College. He is the translator of John Calvin's Sermons on the Ten Commandments.

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