Tag Archive: Heaven


So I got my order in today. It actually came in early. I now realized that I bought two of the same thing, sort of. Heaven on Earth: Capturing Jonathan Edwards’s Vision of Living in Between is an introduction to Jonathan Edwards Sermon, “Heaven Is a World Of Love” from the series of sermons Edwards titled Charity and It’s Fruits. The an abridged version of that sermon is the appendix of the book by Stephen Nichols. I now realize that I bought the full edition of that sermon when I bought Heaven, A World of Love by Jonathan Edwards, published by Banner of Truth Trust. I think that is cool because I can read the full version instead of the abridged version. If I like the sermon, I might buy the rest of the series from Soli Deo Gloria Publishers. I have another book similar to Nichols. It is a book that introduces another work of Jonathan Edwards then has the work after it. It is God’s Passion for His Glory by John Piper. John Piper introduces it for about half the book and the second half is Edward’s work The End for Which God Created the World.

I’m glad I have all these. I want Jonathan Edwards to become one of my dead heros. Paul is one. I want Newton and Spurgeon to be one also. The reason is these guys are the heros of some of my favorite alive heros. Jesus is my top most hero though. He is my Savior, my God, my All.

Enjoy,
Mark

Only 4 Days left. I’m getting more excited everyday. I still need to figure out what I’m going to take and make sure it is all ready to be packed. That is going to be some work.

The next speaker is Steve Lawson. The message I remember most by Steve Lawson from last years conference was the cost of Discipleship. I need to listen to the conference again. I probably won’t be able to do it before this years conference but I do need to listen to it again. Steve Lawson is the president of New Reformation Ministries. I don’t remember what it is about and I couldn’t tell you because the site is down at the moment I’m writing this blog. Oh Well. You can find some of his books on the Ligonier Ministries Website. He is one of the Reformation Trust Authors. You can find his page of that here
He is working a on series of book called A Long Line of Godly Men. The first book which is published is called Foundations of Grace. You don’t have to buy it there. You can buy it at Amazon, Grace Books International, Monergism, Reformation Heritage Books, Westminster Books and Cumberland Valley Bible Book Service. You can find his little info page on the Resolved site.

Reading Update
I was able to read a little more in Heaven. But not very much more. I’m going to be able to finish the first part of the book (Theology of Heaven) before the conference.
The other book I’m waiting for which is supposed to be coming by UPS. It is out for delivery so I hope it comes before I have to go to work. The book is Heaven on Earth: Capturing Jonathan Edwards’s Vision of Living in Between by Stephen Nichols. I also ordered Heaven, A World of Love (Pocket Puritan Series) by Jonathan Edwards also because I said, “Hey, that is the kind of thing I was looking for.” Come to find out Banner of Truth Trust just published it in a new series that they are planning to expand called Pocket Puritans. You should go check it out. As I am writing this, they are on the front page in the new releases section. They are the first four. I hope to be able to look at all three of these books before Resolved.

I apologize for so many links. Click carefully.
Mark

Ascending to Heaven

“The way to Heaven is ascending; we must be content to travel uphill, though it be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the natural bias of our flesh”

-Jonathan Edwards


I thought I would share this quote. I found this quote by Jonathan Edwards by searching Jonathan Edwards quotes on Google. I’m not sure it is by him, but it does sound like something he would say.

The reason I want to share it though is because IT IS SO TRUE! The way to Heaven is ascending, we must continue to fight for holiness and that is hard and contrary to the natural tendancy of our Flesh.