The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards written by Steven J. Lawson, and published by Reformation Trust is part of the A Long Line of Godly Men Profile series, for which Lawson also serves as General Editor. This is the second volume in this series which is unlike any other I have encountered both in its brevity and content. Jonathan Edwards is foremost known as America’s greatest theologian, yet this New England Puritan was known for so much more than his writings on theology and in the field of science, he is also a man who should be known for his piety. Regrettably to most do not know that Edwards prized personal piety, this volume corrects this erroneous notion.
Now when most people see the word piety, it is not in the positive sense. Unfortunately the average person sees the word piety they think of a person who is akin to the Pharisees of scripture, a person who is sanctimonious person and wants everyone to know they are. Yet this is not what personal piety is nor is it something that a person usually advertises. Personal piety is when a person is striving after the splendor of God’s holiness. When viewed in this light, piety is something that we all must be striving after, and hopefully redeeming the word from its negative context.
This is what The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards aspires to accomplish, demonstrating to the reader though the “Resolutions” of Jonathan Edwards, what a life of personal piety looks like and accomplishes. Lawson does this by starting with a short biography of Jonathan Edwards and then spends the rest of the work diving into the specifics of the piety which Jonathan Edwards strove to keep. When I finished with this volume I was convicted of my own personal lack of piety and now endeavor to strive to live a more pious life.
This book was provided to me free of charge from Reformation Trust Publishing in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.
The Unwavering Resolve of Jonathan Edwards: A Long Line of Godly Men Profile
© 2008 by Stephen J. Lawson
Publisher: Reformation Trust Publishing
Page Count: 168 Pages