Table of Contents:
Introduction: Why are Sovereignty and Predestination Important?
God's Sovereignty: Fatherly Rule
God's Providence: But What about...?
God's Predestination: In a Nutshell
God's Sovereign and Gracious Election: The Friend of Sinners
God's Sovereign and Just Reprobation: For His Glory and Our Humility
Conclusion: How God's Sovereign Election Ought to Impact Us
Joel R. Beeke is president and professor Systematic Theology and Homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
"The doctrine of God has subordinate truths that are easily appreciated by all God's people and other truths that seem to graduate you into the higher echelons of God's self-disclosure and its attendant spiritual benefits. God's sovereignty is in the latter category, and John Calvin, the Swiss Reformer, did a lot to help the church appreciate this truth from Scripture. Joel Beeke does a great service by helping us to understand some of Calvin's teachings on God's sovereignty, especially in providence and in predestination. Trust me, this little book is worth every moment you will spend reading it!" -Conrad Mbewe
"Few subjects in the Bible are most important than the doctrine of divine sovereignty and predestination. It is a monumental truth so extensive and far-reaching that it affects every other doctrine we believe. To be right here is to be correct in a myriad of other places. Joel Beeke has done an outstanding job for us, summarizing the teaching of the greatest theologian of the Reformation age, and perhaps of any age - the indomitable John Calvin. read, learn from, and live the message of this book." -Steven J. Lawson
"For decades Joel Beeke has read, preached, written, defended, worshiped, and prayed in the light of the power of these truths. In this highly accessible book he gives a condensed yet clear and highly pertinent explanation of the context and biblical foundation of Calvin's doctrinal exposition of divine sovereignty in the issue of election and reprobation." -Tom J. Nettles