Book Notice: MERE CALVINISM, by Jim Scott Orrick

Published on March 15, 2019 by Joshua R Monroe

P&R, 2019 | 224 pages

A Brief Book Notice from Books at a Glance



There are so many misconceptions about Calvinism that it is safe to say that even most Christians do not truly know what it teaches. You may have grown up in a Reformed church, or you may have heard about Calvinism mostly in arguments. Either way, it may surprise you to know that this belief has huge, and very positive, implications for a believer’s daily life!

Jim Orrick clears up misinformation about Calvinism and explains its basic yet profound ideas and teachings—using the Bible as the basis for everything he says.

Making use of relatable life illustrations, as well as an engaging, clear, and friendly style, he sets out the basics of what Calvinism teaches, explores each of the five points that summarize its positions, and addresses rebuttals and misunderstandings. Learn why the teachings of Calvinism not only matter, but can renew your trust and hope in the gospel!


About the Author

Jim Scott Orrick is professor at Boyce College in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as the author of A Year with George Herbert: A Guide to Fifty-Two of His Best Loved Poems.



Iain M. Duguid, Professor of Old Testament, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia:

Some people make it sound as though you need a college degree to understand the Bible. Orrick presents profound theology in a simple, clear, and thoroughly scriptural way.

Thomas J. Nettles, Senior Professor of Historical Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky:

Has characteristics that stand out beyond . . . other worthy expositions. . . . Reads like a good story, incorporating a literary artfulness that is rare in this subject matter.

Mark Goldman, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Herrin, Illinois:

Explains each doctrine with patience and clarity. . . . If you are looking for a clear explanation of Calvinism that is neither condescending nor overly academic, this book will greatly benefit you.

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Mere Calvinism

P&R, 2019 | 224 pages

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