Zeal for Godliness

November 04, 2011

Devotional Meditations from Calvin's Institutes

The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals has recently published a new book featuring numerous people from Westminster.  Contributors include: Rev. Dr. Carl Trueman, professor of historical theology and church history; Rev. Dr. Sinclair Ferguson, distinguished visiting professor of systematic theology; Alumni Rev. Mark Johnston, Rev. Richard Phillips, Rev. Dr. Philip Ryken, Dr. Guy Waters, Dr. Sean Lucas, Dr. Stephen Nichols, Rev. Dr. Derek Thomas; and PhD candidate Rev. Carlton Wynne.

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Publisher's Description: Following Calvin's intent with the Institutes, this book displays the coherence, trustworthiness, and glory of biblical truth for all ages. We hope these readings will awaken readers to the relevance of Calvin's theology, humble them by the depth of Calvin's insights, and challenge them in their progress in the Christian life. Most of all, we hope they discover that exploring the Institutes means following Calvin as he follows Christ into a deeper, Bible-saturated devotion to the triune God.

The content of the proposed book is adapted from the 2009 "Blogging Through the Institutes" project hosted by, the online magazine of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.

‘Calvin's Institutes is delicious steak for the soul. Far from being ivory-tower theology, Calvin wrote to nourish the heart in godliness or piety. Zeal for Godliness cuts our meat for us into small, bite-sized pieces. Each brief devotion, linked to a specific section of the Institutes, was written by a man who has marinated his mind in Calvin's biblical teachings. Whether you read this as a stand-alone devotional, or an accompaniment to reading through Calvin's book, you will find these thoughts to be like the fragrant odors rising from a summer grill-attractive and appetizing.'
- Joel R. Beeke, President of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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