Renovare

Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life

by John Calvin

This clas­sic devo­tion­al will guide you on how to apply bib­li­cal prin­ci­ples to every­day life. Orig­i­nal­ly part of John Calv­in’s Insti­tutes, the devo­tion­al cov­ers themes such as obe­di­ence, self-denial, the sig­nif­i­cance of the cross, and how believ­ers should live their lives today.

Rather than focus­ing on con­tem­pla­tive oth­er-world­li­ness, The Gold­en Book­let of the True Chris­t­ian Life stress­es the impor­tance of a devot­ed­ly active Chris­t­ian life. In style and spir­it, it is much like Augustine’s Con­fes­sions, Bun­yan’s Pil­grim’s Progress, or Thomas àKem­p­is’s The Imi­ta­tion of Christ. Its intense prac­ti­cal­i­ty, how­ev­er, sets it apart, mak­ing it eas­i­ly acces­si­ble for any­one seek­ing to car­ry out Chris­t­ian val­ues in every­day life.

The trans­la­tor, Hen­ry J. Van Andel, com­pe­tent­ly pre­served the col­or­ful lan­guage and direct style of which John Calvin was a rec­og­nized master.


2004

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