For centuries, Christians of all ages have turned to John Calvin’s A Little Book on the Christian Life to help them on their journey as they follow Christ. This book is one of the great classics of the Christian faith, calling believers to pursue holiness and endure suffering as they rest in Christ alone.
In this new translation from the Latin, Drs. Aaron Denlinger and Burk Parsons capture Calvin’s biblical faithfulness, theological integrity, and pastor’s heart. This is a book for every Christian to pick up, read, and apply.
—Dr. Joel R. Beeke
President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
Grand Rapids, Mich.
“We are living in a golden age of Christian publishing. Readers are being served with new works written here in the twenty-first century and, perhaps even more importantly, with classics from days gone by. This booklet is one of those classics and I’m grateful to Aaron Denlinger and Burk Parsons for allowing today’s Christians to re-discover it. I pray that it blesses us just as it blessed to many of our forebears.”
Founding blogger at Challies.com
“I have often thought, ‘I would love to re-translate for the twenty-first century the life-shaping material in Calvin’s Institutes book 3, chapters 6–10’ and done nothing! But now, Burk Parsons and Aaron Denlinger have done the job for us all. We owe them a big thank you, because every Christian needs to have a working knowledge of this little book.”
—Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson
Teaching fellow, Ligonier Ministries
“The smooth and pleasant Latin Calvin wrote has found a just as smooth and pleasant translation in this wonderful little book. That sure is an accomplishment and will help many to enjoy even more the timeless message this treasure contains.”
—Dr. Herman J. Selderhuis
Professor of church history, Theological University Apeldoorn
Apeldoorn, the Netherlands
“Calvin’s treatment of the Christian life in book 3 of his Institutes is a treasure. For more than five hundred years, Christian believers have profited from the clear way in which Calvin describes the Christian life of self-denial and cross-bearing in union with Jesus Christ. Reformation Trust Publishing’s fresh translation of this Christian classic is a most welcome addition to earlier publications of Calvin’s masterful description of life in conformity to Christ.”
—Dr. Cornelis P. Venema
President and professor of doctrinal studies, Mid-America Reformed Seminary