Benge, Dustin W.
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A Journey toward Heaven, a year’s worth of daily devotionals drawn from Edwards’s sermons, captures the true essence of this great preacher’s words and speaks personally to readers’ hearts.
Among the vast body of Jonathan Edwards’s writings—characterized by rich doctrine, a clear and forceful style, a powerful depiction of God’s majesty, the sinfulness of sin, and Christ’s power to save—are his sermons, which contain tremendous wisdom for Christian living.
Unlike others in church history who have little to connect them to later generations, Edwards speaks across the centuries, as this book of daily readings well reveals, to challenge, edify, and touch your heart for the glory of God as you grow in holiness and conformity to Christ.
DUSTIN W. BENGE (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is provost of Union School of Theology, Wales, visiting professor of Munster Bible College, Cork, Ireland and a Senior Fellow of The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies. In addition, Dustin is the author of several books, writes regularly for Reformanda Ministries and Tabletalk, and serves as editor of Expositor magazine. Dustin and his wife Molli live in Porthcawl, Wales.
"Jonathan Edwards was one of the most profound thinkers, compelling preachers, and concerned pastors America has ever known. A Journey toward Heaven showcases these gifts by Dustin Benge’s judicious selection of 366 daily readings drawn from Edwards’s poignant and practical sermons. Here is devotional writing at is best—warmly Christ-centered, eminently practical, personally searching. Read this book daily; let Edwards bring the Word of God to bear on your conscience. Pray for the Spirit to apply these short, savory devotions to your head, heart, and hands for your daily and eternal gain." — Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids
"Few Christian writers could be mentioned in the same breath with Jonathan Edwards when it comes to heart-stirring devotional writing that is theologically rock-solid. Dustin Benge has done the church a great service by compiling these God-glorifying, Christ-exalting, Gospel-centered, soul-enriching excerpts from some of Edwards’s magnificent, but lesser-known sermons. Read edifying passages from Edwards like this every day for awhile, and you’ll be the better for it. — Don Whitney, Associate Professor of Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky
"Those who love Jonathan Edwards’s writings and teachings will enjoy greatly being taught by him every day in this helpful daily devotional. Read and savor." — Russell D. Moore, Dean, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary