I recently heard from Moody Publishers that the Essential Edwards Collection is being sold on Kindle right now for $17–or $16.48, to be exact. If you’ve sat on the fence since 2010–a long time to sit on the fence–now may be the time to pick this series up. The hour is upon you.
Edwards expert Douglas Sweeney and I wrote these books to introduce a wide range of readers to Edwards. His robust theological and exegetical writing can be complex and difficult to understand. In writing (not editing!) these books, we tried to give you significant chunks of his writing so that you could read his outrageously beneficial insights for yourself. We do a good bit of explaining and discussing, and we even apply some of his thoughts to everyday, on-the-ground, normal Christian living.
Here’s the product description:
This set includes all five books of The Essential Edwards Collection: Jonathan Edwards Lover of God, Jonathan Edwards On Beauty, Jonathan Edwards On Heaven and Hell, Jonathan Edwards On the Good Life, and Jonathan Edwards on True Christianity.
Jonathan Edwards was a colonial philosophical preacher and theologian. To many he stands as the preeminent theologian and thinker of the American tradition. This series of five books covers Edwards’ life and major writings opening an accessible window into the heart and mind of the man credited for starting the First Great Awakening.
By way of introduction, presentation and reflection, the authors unearth the choicest treasures of Edwards’ writings for lay people to discover. Eminently readable and understandable, The Essential Edwards Collection proves you do not need to be a scholar to enjoy and benefit from the writings and life of Jonathan Edwards.
If you’re still interested, here is the page link for the Amazon Kindle edition. And here’s the Amazon page link for the print edition.
The books have gone out to some interesting corners in God’s kindness. They landed in USA Today, Christianity Today, World magazine, and on two top-books lists (here and here). They’re being translating into Korean. Doug and I are grateful for the reception they’ve enjoyed. God is good, and we hope for nothing more than that these resources will draw people into a deeper, richer relationship with him.
By the by, I did a video interview with Credo magazine on Edwards that may be of interest. I cover some of the material found in these books.