Simply mention the word “Calvinism” in certain circles and watch the emotional responses! It’s amazing the amount of misunderstanding, confusion and misrepresentation that goes on in the discussion of the sovereignty of God in salvation. For those of you who want to do some honest study on the subject without the straw men and rhetoric, I would encourage you to check out some of the books below. And it’s important, as with anything you read, do so with an open Bible and much prayer.
Books on Calvinism
- Chosen by God by R.C. Sproul
- The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination by Loraine Boettner
- Five Points of Calvinism: Defined, Defended, and Documented
- The Potter’s Freedom by James White
- Living for God’s Glory: An Introduction to Calvinism by Joel Beeke
- Lectures on Calvinism by Abraham Kuyper