Friday, September 05, 2008

Edwards on Christian Motivation

Praise for Dane Ortlund's new book, A New Inner Relish: Christian Motivation in the Thought of Jonathan Edwards:
"As I read the author's words on America's foremost theologian of his time, I found myself praying, 'O God, send a new awakening, and begin it in me!'"

- Richard Bewes, Former Rector of All Souls Church, Langham Place, London

"There are many books that promise to reveal Jonathan Edwards' insight into the Christian life. This book delivers. Dane Ortlund artfully using the incisive and perennial thought of Edwards, points us to a Christian obedience that is indeed a whole hearted delight."

- Stephen J. Nichols, Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School, Lamcaster, Pennslyvania

"Dane does a marvelous job of demonstrating how the "new sense of the heart," divinely and graciously imparted by God, governs Edwards's understanding of motivation in Christian obedience. I highly recommend Ortlund's clear and insightful study of it"

- Sam Storms, Enjoying God Ministries

"Dane Ortlund has sat at the feet of Jonathan Edwards and has learned much of what moved Edwards to be the person he was As we read these pages, we will be led to the same internal relish for God that transformed Edwards' life, theology, and ministry. Like Edwards we will be powerfully drawn by "the beauty of holiness."

- David B. Calhoun, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri