Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life
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 à 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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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
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
The cross teaches obedience
The cross makes for discipline
The cross brings repentance
Persecution brings Gods favor
Persecution should bring spiritual joy
The cross should not make us indifferent
The cross makes for submission
The cross is necessary for our salvation
No happiness without Gods blessing
We should not be anxious to obtain riches and honors
The Lord is just in all his ways
The cross makes us humble
The cross makes us hopeful
There is no crown without a cross
What is earth if compared with heaven?
Let us live with moderation