Best concise, digestible book on the Doctrines of Grace?
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I read Chosen by God several years ago, and I think it was the book that finally convinced me to call myself Reformed/Calvinist. My first instinct is to have her read that, but maybe there’s something better out there. I’ve also read the first half of The Potter’s Freedom and thought it presented some convincing arguments, but ultimately got bored with it. I also just read Owen’s The Death of Death in the Death of Christ, which I loved, but there’s no way my wife would read that, and it doesn’t fit the “consise, digestible” requirement anyway. A friend just purchased a copy of Finally Alive for me, out of the blue, which was a nice surprise as I was meaning to read that book. It seems to be a treatment of what it means to be born again, so I’m not sure how deeply it will delve into stuff like Limited Atonement. Has anyone read it and can comment about whether it would be a good introduction to Reformed doctrine?
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It was Scripture that convinced me of the truths of Calvinism and this book is the best for showing you the basis of the Doctrines of Grace.
There is also a series of booklets that may be quite useful - the "Basics of the Reformed Faith" series by P&R. They're about $3-4 each and are quite good. You'd probably want to start with Ryken's "What is a True Calvinist?"
Thanks everyone for the suggestions so far. I've added all of them to my Amazon wishlist and will check them out.
I also recommend a good commentary on Romans. A chapter per night would make her established in the word on the matter. Calvin's commentary on Romans is a good place to start.
I also think reading Spurgeon's short defense of Calvinism is inspiring as well.
copy and paste? I'm not certain how to link. But this would be a good short read for her.
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