Bavinck on the Christian Life: Following Jesus in Faithful Service  -     By: John Bolt
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Herman Bavinck looms large as one of the nineteenth century's greatest Christian thinkers, contributing much to modern Reformed theology. Yet, despite his theological prowess, Bavinck was first and foremost concerned with being "a worthy follower of Jesus." In this book, John Bolt - editor of the English edition of Bavinck's four-volume masterpiece, Reformed Dogmatics - brings the great Dutch theologian's life and work to bear on following Jesus in the twenty-first century, helping us see the direct connection between robust theology, practical holiness, and personal joy.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 272
Vendor: Crossway
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 1433540746
ISBN-13: 9781433540745
Series: Theologians on the Christian Life

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Highlighting the practical nature of his theology and lessons from his approach to the Christian life, this book about influential Reformed theologian Herman Bavinck will help modern believers obey Christ and find joy in the gospel. Part of the Theologians on the Christian Life series.

Author Bio

John Bolt (PhD, University of St. Michael’s College) is professor of systematic theology at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is the author of several books and the editor of the four-volume English edition of Herman Bavinck's Reformed Dogmatics.

Stephen J. Nichols (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is president of Reformation Bible College and chief academic officer of Ligonier Ministries. Previously, he served as research professor of Christianity and culture at Lancaster Bible College. He is an editor (with Justin Taylor) of the Theologians on the Christian Life series and is the author of several books, including The Reformation, For Us and for Our Salvation, The Church History ABCs, and Bonhoeffer on the Christian Life.

Justin Taylor (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is senior vice president and publisher for books at Crossway. He has edited and contributed to several books including A God-Entranced Vision of All Things and Reclaiming the Center, and he blogs at Between Two Worlds - hosted by the Gospel Coalition.

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To use the word timely for a book about a nineteenth-century Dutch theologian may seem inappropriate. But in this case the adjective is exactly right. Many of us have wanted to spread the word that Herman Bavinck's theological perspective can contribute much to a renewal of the church’s life and mission today. Now in this book John Bolt has made the case in a concise and convincing manner!
-Richard J. Mouw,
President, Professor of Christian Philosophy, Fuller Theological Seminary

This obvious labor of love explores an important but insufficiently highlighted aspect of Bavinck's thought. Leaving virtually no pertinent stone unturned throughout his life and published works, Bolt provides both a full presentation of Bavinck's views and his own understanding of their continuing relevance for Christian discipleship today. Here is valuable instruction in Bavinck's thought presented in a way that will also stimulate the reader's own thinking on the issues raised.
-Richard B. Gaffin Jr.,
Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Emeritus, Westminster Theological Seminary

Trinitarian, Christ-centered, and culturally engaged, Herman Bavinck immerses us into a vivid vision of the gospel of Jesus Christ. His rich theological imagination provides a compelling alternative to the many vapid, pragmatic approaches to faith today. John Bolt provides an accessible and illuminating guide to Bavinck's theology of the Christian life in the most expansive sense: the Christian life of fellowship with God and others, in family, work, and politics. Bolt skillfully navigates these waters in order to open up the treasures of Bavinck for today's church.
-Todd Billings,
Gordon H. Girod Research Professor of Reformed Theology, Western Theological Seminary, Holland, Michigan

Perhaps every generation in the church age could claim a need for Bavinck's perspective on the Christian life. We can't let our salt lose its saltiness and our light lose its brilliance - not now. Bavinck encourages us in this regard even as we are in the world, not of the world, and sent into the world. In one seamless volume, Bolt shows how Bavinck's contributions help correct our nearsightedness as we become tethered to his conviction that the Word of God is ever living and ever active in every day.
-Gloria Furman,
Pastor's wife, Redeemer Church of Dubai

Not one square inch of nature, work, culture, or history escaped the reach of Herman Bavinck's expansive Christ-centered worldview. Of the great Reformed theologians, Bavinck is the generous giant, with a heart as wide as his axiom 'grace restores nature.' Bavinck's vision of a sovereign Savior at work in the world, carefully grounded in the gospel, suits him to speak authoritatively on the Christian's place in this world. This book is a masterpiece from John Bolt, a man who knows Bavinck's mind as well as anyone.
-Tony Reinke,
Staff Writer and Researcher, desiringGod.org

Never before have I read such a fine and stimulating overview of Herman Bavinck's life and theology. John Bolt shows clearly why the study of Bavinck is growing worldwide and why this theology is a great help for today's Christians. Bavinck and Bolt are a great team!
-Herman Selderhuis,
Professor of Church History, Theological University of Apeldoorn; Director, Refo500, The Netherlands

Bolt's portrait of Bavinck and his theology captures the man himself: clear, elegant, biblically saturated, theologically rich, philosophically nuanced, irenic, and aimed at the Christian life. Drawing on a diversity of sources, Bolt not only brings the riches of Bavinck's mature theology into conversation with current theological concerns, but also applies it to the most practical elements of faith, marriage, family, work, and culture. He ably introduces readers to Bavinck's vision of the Christian life as part of God's movement of grace restoring nature and a cosmic redemption aimed at restoring and elevating creation to its intended goal. Most of all, it is a vision of following Jesus out into the world as the Father conforms his children into the image of the Son in the power of the Spirit for the sake of his glorious name.
-Derek Rishmawy,
Director of College and Young Adult Ministries, Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Santa Ana, California

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    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A good overview and introduction to Bavinck's theology
    September 12, 2016
    Chris
    Singapore
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: male
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    For anyone who is a reformed or Van Tillian fan, Herman Bavinck would be one person you would highly respect. However the 4 volume Reformed Dogmatics may be a bit too intimidating for someone who wants to know what Bavinck has to teach to Christians. There is now one introduction to the works of Bavinck that aims to serve the laity.

    John Bolt, the translator of the 4 volume Reformed Dogmatics has written this book to let christian readers know what Bavinck has to say about christian living. Bolt starts by telling the readers Bavincks theological foundation for the christian life. In this section, Bolt elaborates on what it means to be created in Gods image and more importantly, what union with Christ means for the christian. Bolt highlights and shows why Bavinck thought this doctrine is foundational to the christian life.

    Next, Bolt moves to show what it means to be a disciple of Christ and what a christian worldview is. This section really is a bridge to the applicational section which comes next. Bolt shows how Bavinck used his theological might to think deeply about issues that are fundamental to the christian life. Bolt shows what Bavinck thought about the value and bibles teaching on marriage and family and vacation. Bolt also highlights what Bavincks thought on the society from a macro-perspective.

    What is valuable in this book is how Bolt shows the historical context of the times Bavinck lives in. As we are often reminded, history does not occur in a vacuum, Bolt shows the significance of Bavinck in the way he critiques his society and the liberal christians in the Netherlands. Similarly, Bolt highlights areas where Bavinck differs from Abraham Kuyper. This gives the readers a wholesome picture that sometimes even the titans of the Dutch Reformed church had issues they didnt agree with. Bolt also ends with the translation the only sermon we currently have from Bavinck. I have to say, I think it was a great idea by Bolt and the editors to have included this sermon in this book.

    I have gained much from reading this book, this has given me a much deeper appreciation of Bavinck not only as a theologian, but as a churchman, as a pastor and and a public theologian. This book is certainly recommended for any Reformed christians or for anyone who is interested in knowing more about Herman Bavinck.

    Rating: 4.25 / 5

    Disclaimer: I was given this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
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