Jonathan Edwards is considered by many historians to be one of the greatest intellects of his age. Even today, Edwards’s sermons and writings challenge the minds and inflame the hearts of Christians everywhere. The sermons included in Altogether Lovely reveal Jonathan Edwards’s deep affection for the glory and excellency of Jesus Christ.
Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) became pastor of the church at Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1729 and remained there for twenty-three years before moving on to missionary work in Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
“The value of Edwards’s work is not found merely in his lucid and penetrating mind. What is most singular is his combination of rational analysis with spiritual ardor. Here was a man whose heart was aflame with love and devotion for the sweetness and excellence of Christ. His work exudes authentic religious affection. He was, above all things, a lover of God who made the seeking of His Kingdom the chief business of his life.”
—R. C. Sproul (1939–2017), founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries