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Calvin: Of Prayer and The Christian Life

Author John Calvin
Narrator James Adams
Runtime 4.5 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio Hovel
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Release Date April 18, 2008
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"Let the first rule of right prayer then be, to have our heart and mind framed as becomes those who are entering into converse with God." So begins John Calvin and his treatise on prayer. These seminal writings are from his Magnus Opus The Institutes of the Christian Religion. Prayer as Calvin describes it is not giddy, and he goes on to give Scriptural definitions of proper thought, engagement, and attitude.

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"Let the first rule of right prayer then be, to have our heart and mind framed as becomes those who are entering into converse with God." So begins John Calvin and his treatise on prayer. These seminal writings are from his Magnus Opus The Institutes of the Christian Religion. Prayer as Calvin describes it is not giddy, and he goes on to give Scriptural definitions of proper thought, engagement, and attitude. What do the roles of patience and self-denial play in the role of the Christian life and what does Christian piety look like? What should our views be of the present life and the future life? John Calvin is one of the giants of Christian history. These two sections of The Institutes guide us ever so thoughtfully and gracefully into his theology and practice of Christian living. Wonderfully narrated by James Adams, these are sure to both challenge and encourage one to a fuller devotion to Christ.

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Great classic from Calvin!
Truly excellent book! I found it to be one of the most insightful I have read on the topic of prayer from any Christian author anywhere. My only complaint is that it isn't made clear except once you start listening that this is just an extract of Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion. If I had realized this I would have simply purchased the larger volume.
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Review by / (Posted on 3/24/2017)
great book!
This is a comforting and instructive book and the reading is thoughtful, clear, and not rushed which is essential when reading Calvin’s works.
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Review by / (Posted on 10/26/2012)
For those uninitiated, don't be daunted...
For those uninitiated, don't be daunted by fears of difficult listening. Calvin's work is direct, edifying, and honest. I listened to it while mowing the lawn and riding my bike to and from work. If you are looking for ornate language, look elsewhere as the great reformer makes no attempt to be unnecessarily prolix (like I just was). His point is to be understood by the youngest believer, to glorify God in Christ, and to give sound wisdom for effective prayer.
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Review by / (Posted on 11/19/2008)