Jim Orrick is a professor at Boyce College in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as the author of A Year with George Herbert: A Guide to Fifty-Two of His Best Loved Poems.
Why is Mere Calvinism an important work?
Mere Calvinism is the most helpful and accessible book on the Doctrines of Grace. Everyone can read this book and benefit from it. I think other works on the Doctrines of Grace can be very helpful, but they can miss a personal/pastoral element to the work. However, this cannot be said of Mere Calvinism. It is pastoral and personal on every page. This book shows that the Doctrines of Grace are not dull or dead, but the Doctrines of Grace are living doctrines! Throughout the work, Orrick shows that the Doctrines of Grace relate to everyday life and they should cause us to find joy in God!
Chapters in Mere Calvinism:
1. Calvinism: More Than the Five Points
2. Total Depravity: We Have Received a Bleak Diagnosis
3. Unconditional Election: The Father Planned for the Success of the Gospel
4. Limited Atonement: The Son Secured the Salvation of His People
5. Irresistible Grace: The Holy Spirit Supernaturally Calls the Elect
6. Perseverance of the Saints: God Brings All His Children to Heaven
7. What If?: Less Than the Five Points
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Evan Knies is from West Monroe, LA. He is married to Lauren and Father to Maesyn. He serves as Minister of Students at Bullitt Lick Baptist Church in Shepherdsville, KY. He also serves as the Executive Assistant of the Nelson Baptist Association. He is a graduate of Boyce College and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. You can follow him on Twitter @Evan_Knies