The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination

Book review
The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination
by Loraine Boettner

Written 1932 by Loraine Boettner, The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination continues as one of the best biblical defenses of the Five Points of Calvinism in print. I use Boettner primarily as a biblical resource when researching the Five Points because I know Boettner will encourage me with the bare meaning of Scripture. This large book also excels at answering the tough questions left in the wake of Calvinism. Chapter 27 on the practical significance of Calvinism is alone worth the price of the book.

As a new Christian, the first book I read to understand Calvinism was The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination. In that first reading I recall it being a simple, biblical and dogmatic introduction. Over the years I’ve come back to see it also as a reliable guide for the more advanced issues related to Calvinism. For under $10 I would consider this one of those must-have books. If you don’t have it, I would encourage you to put it on your wishlist.

Title: The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination
Author: Loraine Boettner
Reading level: 2.5/5.0 > moderate
Boards: paperback
Pages: 440
Volumes: 1
Dust jacket: no
Binding: glue
Paper: normal
Topical index: yes
Scriptural index: no
Text: facsimile
Publisher: P&R
Year: 1932, new cover
Price USD: $12.99 / $9.99 at Monergism
ISBNs: 0875521126, 9780875521121


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