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While completing his preparation for the ministry, Jonathan Edwards wrote seventy resolutions that guided him throughout his life. About twenty years later he wrote a letter to young Deborah Hatheway, a new convert in a nearby town, advising her concerning the Christian life.These two writings, often reprinted during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, overflow with sWhile completing his preparation for the ministry, Jonathan Edwards wrote seventy resolutions that guided him throughout his life. About twenty years later he wrote a letter to young Deborah Hatheway, a new convert in a nearby town, advising her concerning the Christian life.These two writings, often reprinted during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, overflow with straightforward and biblically sound advice. This advice is as current today as it was in the 1700s, and it far surpasses the how to books now overrunning bookstores....

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  • Eric
    2018-11-17 03:35

    This takes an hour to read, which is convenient, because I have to read it again. We were taught about Jonathan Edwards as a fire and brimstone killjoy in high school...but he's not. He's brilliant, and his Resolutions are worthy of emulation. As pious a man as he was, he also has some real world perspective when it comes to understanding his own condition and his own fallen tendencies. This pamphlet is an excellent resource. Though I haven't read much else of his to be able to say this with confidence, I suspect its a good starting point for future Edwards study.

  • Tyler Hochstetler
    2018-11-22 06:35

    A noble theologian and preacher, Edwards is resolute in his convictions. His teachings are profound. Absolutely loved his works that I read.

  • Douglas Wilson
    2018-11-14 00:18

    Disciplined and tight, but not in the wrong places. Helpful.

  • Julia
    2018-11-15 00:19

    This only refers to the "Advice to Young Converts" letter written to a young Christian woman requesting pastoral advice:This has been my first formal exposure to Jonathan Edwards writing and it was great. The letter is loaded with excellent advice for Christian life - whether young convert or old, clarified into nineteen separate points, twelve of which I underlined or otherwise noted for myself in the margins as I was reading.Though written in the mid-1700s, the advice is timeless, and lessons I have come to appreciate such as: "When you hear sermons, hear them for yourself" (third point). The fifteenth point is the first clear and practical advice I have read about Christian fasting - when, why and how you might do it - with an important emphasis on it being done in secret with prayer.

  • Johannes Ardiant
    2018-11-13 03:36

    How many times have me made resolutions in our life? How many times perhaps we failed to work out our resolutions and kept making the same resolutions again the next year...?Jonathan Edwards shared with us his resolutions that he kept in the early days of his ministry. From these resolutions, we could see the struggle that Edwards was facing in those early days of his ministry, his particular area of weaknesses, and more importantly, how he strife not only to live a good life, but the best life (point six, "Resolved, to live with all my might, while I do live") for God.His resolutions cover a number of areas in his life: his overall life mission, good works, time management, relationships, suffering, character, and spiritual life.

  • Wade
    2018-11-26 02:20

    This is a very good (and short) book that gives a brief overview of the life of Jonathan Edward’s and then focuses on his “Resolutions” which he wrote as a young believer. It is encouraging to see how he was focused on living his life in such a way that when he grew old and looked back at his life he would not be filled with regret.

  • Liz
    2018-11-16 22:39

    I love to read and reread this little booklet to myself and my kids. He inspires me to pursue holiness. Amazing man.

  • Kara
    2018-11-18 00:41

    Currently re-reading. What a gem of a book! Timeless!

  • John Weis
    2018-11-27 23:33

    In his Resolutions, Edwards set forth his personal vision of aspects of Godly living, each specific entry having been directed for the glory of God. Likewise, in his letter now known as "Advice to Young Converts", he articulates those behaviors helpful for the saints in progressing in the Christian faith. Though the list and letter are able to be read in less than an hour, I do not doubt it will require re-reading frequently, as Edwards' himself designed his Resolutions to be read weekly.

  • Andy Huette
    2018-11-16 06:37

    Amazing. Edwards' intensity, eternal perspective and desire to honor God with every aspect of his life is a refreshing and challenging voice from a different era. This little booklet is not only a must-read for Christians, but a must re-read.

  • Chad Gramling
    2018-11-13 01:11

    Good CompilationThe book is all 71 of Edwards' resolutions. Did notice a typo, so I gave 4 stars instead of 5.

  • Ryan Watkins
    2018-11-13 23:27

    First read these in early 2013 while at Faith Baptist Church in Greenfield, Ma. They can be found online at http://www.apuritansmind.com/the-chri...

  • Andrew Mulnix
    2018-12-11 05:15

    worth reading from time to time

  • Kelly Dunn
    2018-11-14 01:22

    This is a small booklet of only 35 pages. Dr. Nichols does a good job in introducing Jonathan Edwards. Edwards of course popularly known for his great Sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God". Jonathan Edwards is much more than that one sermon, powerful as it is. He is an excellent writer and a Pius follower and lover of Jesus Christ. This little booklet contains his 70 Resolves to live by. What is incredible is that he had not been a Christian but a short while when he began to write these down. These Resolves are inspirational and a model for each of us to marvel and aspire to. Ahh... but there is more! Also included is Edward's Advice to Young Converts. Similar to his Resolves, these are taken from a letter he wrote to a young woman who had asked him to offer her some advice as new convert. The advice is something I wish I had as a new convert -- you do not want miss this either. What a pleasure to read and heed!

  • Lindsay Deans
    2018-11-13 00:37

    Resolved, that I will do whatsoever I think to be most to God’s glory, and my own good, profit and pleasure, in the whole of my duration, without any consideration of the time, whether now, or never so many myriad’s of ages hence. Resolved to do whatever I think to be my duty and most for the good and advantage of mankind in general. Resolved to do this, whatever difficulties I meet with, how many and how great soever.

  • Joshua Taylor
    2018-12-08 00:12

    Very brief and to the point. Jonathan Edwards was such an awesome example of Gods grace and power toward fallen man. These resolutions are awesome and convicting. This little book has created in me a desire to strive harder and reach even higher for the excellence that is in Jesus Christ.

  • Ryan
    2018-11-16 22:19

    Edward's resolutions are fun to read, to see how he disciplined himself for the glory of God. I love that he used these as a template to keep his life focused, trying to read over them once a week. His advice to a young convert, though short, is full of wisdom and insight as well.

  • Gary
    2018-12-05 01:38

    Both brilliant and awful. Too introspective and too rule-dominated, but still well worth the read.Liked it.

  • Andy
    2018-12-12 02:13

    0080

  • Scott
    2018-11-29 04:29

    Not a book, per se, but more so a pamphlet. Very helpful. May start reading this once a month or so.A now New Years tradition.