Thursday, January 31, 2013

Top 20 Academic Books on Calvinism

Keep in mind I have not read all of these so some of my assessment is based on what others have told me. I plan to buy them all, however, Lord willing.

#1 John Gill, The Cause of God and Truth

#2 D. A. Carson, Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility

#3 A. W. Pink, The Sovereignty of God

#4 Thomas R. Schreiner,Still Sovereign: Contemporary Perspectives on Election, Foreknowledge, and Grace

#5 Michael Horton, For Calvinism

#6 James White, The Potter's Freedom
 #7 Loraine Boettner, The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination

#8 B. B. Warfield, Biblical Doctrines

#9 B. B. Warfield, Studies in Theology

#10 A. W. Pink, The Doctrine of Human Depravity

#11 Robert A. Peterson, Michael D. Williams, Why I am not an Arminian

#12  A. W. Pink, Eternal Security

#13 A. W. Pink, The Saint's Perseverance

#14 Craig R. Brown, The Five Dilemmas of Calvinism

#15 Jerome Zanchius, Jay Patrick Green, Absolute Predestination

#16 Chad Owen Brand, Perspectives on Election: Five Views

#17 James White, Dave Hunt, Debating Calvinism

#18 James K. Beilby, Paul R. Eddy, Divine Foreknowledge: Four Views

#19 David N. Steele, Curtis C. Thomas, S. Lance Quinn, The Five Points of Calvinism 2nd ed.

#20 Edwin Palmer, Five Points of Calvinism


  1. Don't bother wasting your money, just read your Bible and let the Holy Spirit show you the way out of your following of the doctrines of men.

    1. Born, those who ignore history and interpret Scripture based on their own whims and divorced from God's historic church are people who start believing false teachings like the Word Faith's teaching that Jesus paid for sins in hell.

      And if you do have the Spirit, you're not going to persevere in interpretation Scripture in a man-centered synergist way. You will eventually interpret it in a way that glorifies God alone for man's salvation (Calvinism), and glorifies God as sovereign King of creation (Calvinism). I will quote Spurgeon in closing:

      "I believe the man who is not willing to submit to the electing love and sovereign grace of God, has great reason to question whether he is a Christian at all, for the spirit that kicks against that is the spirit of the devil, and the spirit of the unhumbled, unrenewed heart." (Charles Spurgeon, Sermons of Rev. C.H. Spurgeon of London, [R. Carter & bros., 1883], p. 226).