Book Review: A Reader’s Guide to the Major Writings of Jonathan Edwards

A Reader’s Guide to Jonathan Edwards probes the historical and theological underpinnings of Jonathan Edwards, who has been called the greatest theologian of America.

I was privileged to obtain a copy through Crossway’s Blog Review Program.

It was encouraging to see that Edwards wrote as a ministry, not merely to get his opinions across but to defend apologetically the Biblical truth that was under attack in his day. It was also interesting to note that Edwards criticisms of Arminianism had more to do with the Wesley extremism than simply a historical matter.

Further, Edward’s legacy is one of a man who stood on the Bible while excitedly looking for evidences of God’s hand of revival in his day. Edwards did not diminish the need or reality of revival, but wrote on how true revival produces long-lasting fruit in individual lives.

Ryan Marks

Ryan Marks is Director of Focusing on the Mark Ministries and an Author, Bible Teacher, and Support Specialist. He has a passion for discipleship and Bible study. You'll find him contributing to FMM as a blogger, video teacher, and podcaster. Ryan holds a B.A. in Communications from Thomas Edison State University and is a seminary student at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary studying theology and Christian education. Ryan enjoys hiking through nature, reading, and spending time with his family and local church. Ryan hopes to one day serve a Christian university or online program helping prepare students for Christian education and to continue writing books and curriculum to help the local church make disciples. Ryan's business endeavors and bio can be found on

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