We Recommend a New Book – To the Ends of the Earth: Calvin’s Missional Vision and Legacy

To the Ends of the EarthDr. Michael Haykin, the Director of The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies, and one of the bloggers at Founders, Dr. Jeff Robinson, have written an important book.  One of today’s popular myths says that Calvinism and missionary zeal are incompatible.  To the Ends of the Earth: Calvin’s Missional Vision and Legacy sets the record straight. Calvin’s theology was not a hindrance to missions.  Rather, John Calvin’s theology provided a robust intellectual framework and practical imperative for missions.  You won’t want to miss this one.  Pre-order your copy today!  It’s set to release on May 31, 2014.

Here’s the blurb from Amazon:

Calvinist missionaries. If you think that sounds like an oxymoron, you’re not alone. Yet a close look at John Calvin’s life and writings reveals a man who was passionate about the spread of the gospel and the salvation of sinners.

From training pastors at his Genevan Academy to sending missionaries to the jungles of Brazil, Calvin consistently sought to encourage and equip Christians to take the good news of salvation to the very ends of the earth.

In this carefully researched book, Michael Haykin and Jeffrey Robinson clear away longstanding stereotypes related to the Reformed tradition and Calvin’s theological heirs, highlighting the Reformer’s neglected missional vision and legacy.

Paperback: 144 pages

Publisher: Crossway (May 31, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 143352354X

ISBN-13: 978-1433523540

Product Dimensions:8.5 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches

Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces

Jeff is a senior editor for The Gospel Coalition. A native of Blairsville, Ga., Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from The University of Georgia, a Master of Divinity in biblical and theological studies and a Ph.D. in historical theology with an emphasis on Baptist history from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. He is pastor of New City Church in Louisville, KY. Jeff and his wife Lisa have been married for 19 years and have four children.
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