The Essential Jonathan Edwards: An Introduction to the Life and Teaching of America's Greatest Theologian by Owen Strachan & Douglas Sweeney and published by Moody Publishers.
Jonathan Edwards can be hard to pin down. He was an intellectual, yet had a pastor’s heart; he preached graphic sermons on hell, yet wrote stirring essays on beauty; he was a product of his time, yet a reformer. In short, he was complicated, as all of us are.
However, it can be difficult to know where to begin when it comes to reading his works and sermons because his collected works total more than 75 volumes. So, Owen Strachan and Douglas Sweeney have distilled Edward’s works in this volume, providing vital background information and excerpts of what is most significant from his works.
In studying Edwards, you will discover something more valuable than biographical details. More than learning about the pivotal moments of his life, more than grasping the major themes of his thought, you will encounter God through Jonathan Edward’s eyes. And in so doing, you will find yourself adoring, worshiping, and delighting in a God who is bigger than you dared imagine and closer than you could have dreamed.