Your brothers paid a high price for their words.
Augustine. Luther. Herbert. Edwards. Machen. Chesterton.
Not all paid with blood, but each man spent his life’s work on these books. Their faithful sacrifices have left behind a rich inheritance for the Church.
Every month the Christian Heritage Series puts into your hands a vital Christian classic with a friendly introduction, from Augustine to Chesterton.
The Bondage of the Will, by Martin Luther
This may be the only classic theological work you ever read which makes you laugh out loud multiple times. ~ Douglas Wilson, Introduction
The Temple, by George Herbert
We don’t have a single sermon that [Herbert] ever preached ... What we have is his poetry. And here the beauty of the subject is wedded to the beauty of his craft. ~ John Piper, Introduction
Religious Affections, by Jonathan Edwards
The possibility that my faith is false, and the fact that this book might help to reveal the falsity, is why it is potentially devastation. But this sort of devastation is a good thing. ~ Joe Rigney, Introduction
Thoughts for Young Men, by J. C. Ryle
Ryle could have chosen to live as a mollycoddled rich boy, but instead he pursued a life of rigor ... Ministry wasn’t a way for him to escape manliness, but rather to exercise it. ~ Michael Foster, Introduction
The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs
If you want to read something to make you feel you have arrived, this is not the book for you. Burroughs understands that contentment is a mystery and cannot be taught lightly. ~ Nancy Wilson, Introduction
Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
When Chesterton arrived in my intellectual scene, it was like flipping an extra breaker in my soul that turned on the party lights, brought out the dancers, and cued the music. ~ N. D. Wilson, Introduction
Vindiciae Contra Tyrannos by Junius Brutus
The Vindiciae’s sharp defense of the right to resist unjust rulers with armed rebellion shaped the political theories of Locke in England and the Founding Fathers in America. ~ Dr. Glenn Sunshine, Introduction
Lex Rex: The Law and the King by Samuel Rutherford
Rutherford was a practical and pastoral theologian . . . he was also a bare-knuckle brawler who was clearly able to hold his own in the theological bar fight that was the seventeenth century. ~ Douglas Wilson, Introduction
Lectures to My Students by Charles Spurgeon
You will surely laugh out loud as you read Spurgeon. And just as surely, you will find your sin skewered, your faith reinforced, and your wisdom nourished. ~ Michael Reeves, Introduction
Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin
Returning to the teaching of the great Reformer himself will be a great protection against...the error of claiming the heritage of great men that you have almost nothing in common with. ~ Douglas Wilson, Introduction
Christianity and Liberalism by J. Gresham Machen
Machen was a stalwart defender of the orthodox Christian faith, one who understood the nature of the corruptions facing the church of his time . . . a model for all of us.” ~ Douglas Wilson, Introduction
A Learned Treatise of the Plague by Theodore Beza
With COVID-19, the Church is forced to ask questions we have not had since the bubonic plague . . . questions faced by Beza. It is the wisdom of the Church to listen to her forefathers in the faith.” ~ Ben Castle, Introduction
The Everlasting Man by G. K. Chesterton
The Everlasting Man is meant to give a believer’s reading of the flow of history—reaching its
climax in the advent of Christ, the still-point and center of history. ~ Kevin Belmonte, Introduction
Three Treatises by Martin Luther
"Luther is lyrical, even ecstatic, on the benefits of justification by faith alone. The three treatises are short reads, like pamphlets. But they are surely the weightiest pamphlets in Christian history." ~ Steven Wedgeworth, Introduction
You inherited a family in Christ that spans centuries. Get to know them!
This series aims to do just that: introduce readable Christian classics to ordinary Christians, the kind our fathers in the faith fought for.
The Christian Heritage series will include works from Augustine all the way to Chesterton.
We are cheerfully Protestant and Reformed, so we also believe that all truth is God’s truth. Whatever has been said truthfully belongs to us, whether Augustine describes his conversion, Luther defends justification by faith, or Chesterton marvels at the glories of orthodoxy and cheese.
Christians through all ages should be encouraged and enlightened by gleaning the wisdom of our fathers in the faith.