Shepherd's Notes- Christian Classics Series is designed to give readers a quick, step by step overview of some of the enduring treasures of the Christian faith. They are designed to be used along side the classic itself- either in individual study or in a study group. The faithful of all generations have found spiritual nourishment in the Scriptures and in the works of Christians of earlier generations. Martin Luther and John Calvin would not have become who they were apart from their reading Augustine. God used the writings of Martin Luther to move John Wesley from a religion of dead works to an experience at Aldersgate in which his "heart was strangely warmed." Shepherd's Notes will give pastors, laypersons, and students access to some of the treasures of Christian faith.
I must agree with another reviewer who felt fooled into buying this. I did not even find it to be a particularly good study guide, although my disappointment upon receiving it likely soured me to its potential.
Excellent book to build up the faith in Christ.The edition with the background of John Calvin and a concise grasp of the Institutes make it a easy to readand a recommended book for those who would like to serve the Lord.