Caleb's Favorite Christian Materials

The newer a book is, the more suspicious of it I'm likely to be. God's truth never changes, and while there are times when its ancient foundations must be rediscovered, for the most part the old doctrinal texts are sufficient. I like Polycarp, John Calvin, Martin Luther, John Owen, Cornelius Van Til, Francis Schaeffer, and J. I. Packer.

As a member of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church,I subscribe to the Westminster Confession of Faith. The most eloquent expressions of theology are in the ecumenical Church creeds and the writings of the Reformers and English Puritans. Christians are to glorify and enjoy God, spread the Gospel, and repent of our sin; the books we read ought to help us in those endeavours.

When it comes to doctrine, I want books that are precise and rooted in biblical exegesis. Too much jargon is messy; one of the reasons the Puritan writings are so good is that they direct us to spiritual reflection rather than mere intellectualism. At the same time, the study of theology requires good scholarship and logic, and the guidance of men of God who've preceded us.

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Caleb's Favorite Christian Materials
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City of God
by St. Augustine (translation by Marcus Dods)
from Modern Library
for 10th-Adult
in Medieval Literature (Location: LIT2-MED)
$22.88
Ecumenical Creeds and Reformed Confessions
by CRC Publications
from CRC Publications
for 10th-Adult
$7.00
Everlasting Man
by G. K. Chesterton
from Ignatius Press
History/Philosophy for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$12.71
Growing In Christ
by J. I. Packer
from Crossway Books
for 11th-Adult
$18.99
Institutes of the Christian Religion
by John Calvin
from Westminster John Knox Press
Theology for 11th-Adult
in Renaissance & Reformation Literature (Location: LIT3-REN)
On Christian Doctrine
by St. Augustine
from Dover Publications
for 10th-Adult
in Medieval Literature (Location: LIT2-MED)
$7.88
On the Incarnation
by Athanasius
from St. Vladimir's
Ancient/Medieval Theology for 11th-Adult
in Medieval Literature (Location: LIT2-MED)
$14.45
Quest For Godliness
by J. I. Packer
from Crossway Books
for Adult
$27.00