Thursday, August 16, 2012

Book Review: Charity and Its Fruits by Jonathan Edwards

There have been many classic books as of late written by authors who have gone before us, that have been re-released by an editor who updated the language of the book for today's audience. Kyle Strobel is one of those editors who took upon himself to update a masterpiece by Jonathan Edwards called Charity and Its Fruits. This book "comprises fifteen sermons preached to (Edwards') congregation in 1738. These sermons exposit 1 Corinthians 13 and provide a theological account of love and virtue" (pg 15).

The word "charity" was translated from the original Greek word for love, agape. Edwards says that love is the better translation of agape than charity. He also said that "charity in the New Testament is the very same as Christian love." This book contains great theological statements as Edwards preaches on the famous love chapter of the Bible. What made this book more interesting was Strobel's notes throughout the book that explains "difficult concepts throughout the text" (Back Cover).

Earlier this year, I set out to read more books from dead guys like Edwards as well as Martin Lloyd-Jones and several others. It was a treat for me to not only to review this book but to read it as well. I am also thankful that I am accomplishing my goal of reading more dead author's books.

This book is a must for all lovers of theology and fans of Edwards. This is also a good book for Pastors to have when they are going to preach through 1 Corinthians 13.

Thanks Crossway for letting me review this book.

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