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Pocket Puritan - A Guide to Christian Living
Calvin, John

Pocket Puritan - A Guide to Christian Living

ISBN: 9781848710405
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Book Description:

John Calvin's book, A Guide to Christian Living, is an imitation leather volume embossed with Calvin's insignia. When Calvin first began writing his Institutes of the Christian Religion, he had in mind a short handbook or manual which would set out the essentials of the Christian faith. Although the persecution of Protestants in France led him in time to accentuate the apologetic nature of the book, the Institutes, as first published in 1536, remained a work of Christian instruction, intended, as Calvin says, for those who were 'touched with some zeal for religion', and principally for those among his French compatriots who 'were hungering and thirsting for Christ', and who 'might be shaped to true godliness'.

Table of Contents:
1. Scriptural foundations for Christian living
2. Denying self: the key to Christian living
3. Living under the cross
4. The glory of the life to come
5. The Blessings of this present life


John Calvin (10 July 1509 - 27 May 1564) was an influential French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism.

Additional Information:

Cover: Imitation Leather
Number of Pages: 168
Author: Calvin, John
Publisher: Banner of Truth Trust
Publication Date: 2009