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Get Out That Debit Card! Its Book Buyin' Time Again!

Bob Godfrey's long-awaited book on John Calvin is almost out.  Take from me, this will be one of those "must reads."  Dr. Godfrey is the much-beloved president of Westminster Seminary California and this is the book he's talked about writing for years.  It should be released within a few days.

Here's the publisher's "blurb."


An introduction to the essential life and thought of one of history’s most influential theologians, who considered himself first and foremost a pilgrim and a pastor.

July 10, 2009, marks the five-hundredth anniversary of the birth of John Calvin. As controversial as he was influential, his critics have named a judgmental and joyless attitude after him, while his admirers celebrate him as the principal theologian of Reformed Christianity. Yet his impact is unmistakable—a primary developer of western civilization whose life and work have deeply affected five centuries’ worth of pastors, scholars, and individuals.

What will surprise the readers of this book, however, is that Calvin did not live primarily to influence future generations. Rather, he considered himself first and foremost a spiritual pilgrim and a minister of the Word in the church of his day. It was from that “essential” Calvin that all his influence flowed.

Here is an introduction to Calvin’s life and thought and essence: a man who moved people not through the power of personality but through passion for the Word, a man who sought to serve the gospel in the most humble of roles.


So, get it over with, take out that debit card and order it today.  I've made it easy for you--here are the links to your favorite bookstores.

Click here: John Calvin: Pilgrim and Pastor :: Coming Soon :: Monergism Books :: Reformed Books and Resources for Christians

Click here: Westminster Bookstore - Reformed Books - Low Prices - Flat Fee UPS Shipping - W. Robert Godfrey John Calvin: Pilgr

Click here: John Calvin: Pilgrim and Pastor: W. Robert Godfrey: Books

Click here: The Bookstore at WSC: John Calvin: Pilgrim and Pastor by Godfrey, W. Robert

Reader Comments (9)

Hi Kim.

It's out. It's in the WSC bookstore now. It's near the top of my stack of books to read.
April 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterR. Scott Clark
If you order from Crossway, you get to download the .pdf as soon as you order.
April 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTony
Okay, you've twisted my arm...
April 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer
Okay, so just today I get 3 books in the mail, A Case For Amillenialism, The Man of Sin, and a Commentary that you said I must buy if I am going to buy a commentary on Revelation. Now I got to go and get another one?

April 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHoward
Hey Kim, think you could put together a little christian reading 'must buy' list? I know Monergism put out one, and it's great. I'd like to hear some of yours though.
April 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan
Mine just got here in the mail thanks to ordering it way last week from Crossway.
April 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTony

Just keeping scrolling down the page and look at the far right column:

"Good Stuff to Read and Watch"
April 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGreg
I already have a copy of Dr. Godfrey's book. It is great. One of the most profound things I've read so far (not finished yet!) is this: Calvin's summary of chapters 1-5 of Romans: "... man's only righteousness is through the mercy of God in Christ, which being offered by the Gospel is apprehended by faith." (p. 51)
April 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDB
What is it with authors always trying to find a different picture of John Calvin for their books?
April 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

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