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Joel R. Beeke

Calvin on Sovereignty, Providence, and Predestination

$6.95 USD $10.00 USD

4.75" x 7"
80 pages

"The doctrine of God has subordinate truths that are easily appreciated by all God's people and other truths that seem to graduate you into the higher echelons of God's self-disclosure and its attendant spiritual benefits. God's sovereignty is in the latter category, and John Calvin, the Swiss Reformer, did a lot to help the church appreciate this truth from Scripture. Joel Beeke does a great service by helping us to understand some of Calvin's teachings on God's sovereignty, especially in providence and in predestination. Trust me, this little book is worth every moment you will spend reading it!" - Conrad Mbewe

"Few subjects in the Bible are most important than the doctrine of divine sovereignty and predestination. It is a monumental truth so extensive and far-reaching that it affects every other doctrine we believe. To be right here is to be correct in a myriad of other places. Joel Beeke has done an outstanding job for us, summarizing the teaching of the greatest theologian of the Reformation age, and perhaps of any age - the indomitable John Calvin. Read, learn from, and live the message of this book." - Steven J. Lawson

"For decades Joel Beeke has read, preached, written, defended, worshiped, and prayed in the light of the power of these truths. In this highly accessible book he gives a condensed yet clear and highly pertinent explanation of the context and biblical foundation of Calvin's doctrinal exposition of divine sovereignty in the issue of election and reprobation." - Tom J. Nettles


ISBN: 978-1-952599-11-8

Author Bio

Dr. Joel R. Beeke is a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, editor of Puritan Reformed Journal and Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, president of Inheritance Publishers, and vice-president of the Dutch Reformed Translation Society.

He has written and co-authored over one hundred books (most recently, Reformed Systematic Theology, Vol. 1: Revelation and God, Reformed Preaching, A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life; Knowing and Growing in Assurance of Faith; Prepared by Grace, for Grace: The Puritans on God’s Ordinary Way of Leading Sinners to Christ; and Debated Issues in Sovereign Predestination), edited another one hundred books, and contributed 2,500 articles to Reformed books, journals, periodicals, and encyclopedias.

His PhD is in Reformation and Post-Reformation theology from Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia). He is frequently called upon to lecture at seminaries and to speak at Reformed conferences around the world. He and his wife Mary have been blessed with three children and two grandchildren.