1 Peter 1:8 written to believers suffering intense persecution, Edwards explains that suffering and persecution strip away the dross and expose the heart of true Christianity—love to Christ and joy in Christ. From this he contends that “true religion, in great part, consists in the affections — From New and True Life
The Great Awakening brimmed with religious affections and the effects they produced, yet not all were the fruit of the Holy Spirit within the heart. In observing some of the problems of the revival mentioned above, some over-reacted and dismissed all affections as central and important to life in Christ, rather than discerning and accepting the good and rejecting the bad. — From New and True Life
“Jonathan Edwards was a burning and shining light of biblical truth. His book Religious Affections is a spiritual classic about false and true marks of grace, and about humility and holiness. However, Edwards was also a very deep thinker who lived three centuries ago—and his writing shows it. Craig Biehl takes Edwards’s core insights and makes them simple and clear for the modern reader in a helpful introduction to Edwards’s thought on the marks of saving grace.”—Dr. Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
“To take on Jonathan Edwards’s Religious Affections with the goal of producing an attractive and edifying summary and digest of this classic work, that awareness must be keen. The narrative of historical setting is clear, brief, accurate, and sufficient. The combination of summary, quoted material, biblical catenae, application, and review is excellent and keeps the
reader current with the argument, interested in continuing, and challenged with personal application. If you are looking for an excellent topic for a small group study in your church, this is your book of choice.”—Dr. Thomas J. Nettles, Senior Professor of Historical Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
“I have never met a student of Jonathan Edwards’s Religious Affections who, on reading it, was not overwhelmed, even quite devastated. C. S. Lewis described reading the Sermon on the Mount as being like being knocked flat on the face by a sledgehammer. Edwards’s work tends to have a similar effect. But the reader should not be dismayed and give up. A helpful guide is much to be appreciated, and Craig Biehl proves to be one in this work. May it encourage many to delve into Edwards, to be knocked flat and to be renewed.”—Dr. Peter Barnes, Pastor, Revesby Presbyterian Church, Lecturer in Church History at Christ College, Sydney
“If Jonathan Edwards, who has been described recently–and rightly–as the American Augustine, had written only his treatise on Religious Affections, he would be remembered for having made a signal contribution to the history of spirituality. A study guide that helps get people into The Religious Affections is therefore most welcome and this new book by Dr. Biehl does that in spades.”—Dr. Michael A. G. Haykin, Chair & Professor of Church History, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Buy the Kindle eBook for $0.99 ($2.98 off the $3.97 price) when you purchase the paperback edition.
If you only want the Kindle eBook, give the paperback as a gift and get the Kindle edition for $0.99.
On the Amazon sales page, look for