Essential Truths in the Heart of a Christian (Classics of Reformed Spirituality)
Many will surely welcome this new access to the Dutch authors whose strong writings put faith and certainty into generations of their fellow countrymen. By their closeness to Scripture and their concern for heart and head (heat and light), they remain of enduring value.See All
Iain H. Murray
author of The Puritan Hope
I am delighted that the Dutch Reformed Translation Society is at last making this material available in the English language. It is a landmark feature of our Reformed heritage, and it is rich food for the soul in this or any other age.See All
J. I. Packer
I am so pleased that these Dutch classics are now available to a wide audience. The writings of the Dutch Further Reformationalmost completely inaccessible until now to the English-speaking worldare a gold mine of spiritual wisdom.See All
Richard J. Mouw
president, Fuller Theological Seminary
This book presents a clear explanation of the main topics of the Reformed faith. Written in the catechetical style of question and answers, the book is noted for its succinctness and ample references to Scripture. The forty brief chapters are characterized by careful doctrinal distinctions, and each one concludes with a question or two asking what the particular subject means for the faith and spiritual reflection of the reader. For today's readers, it is both an ideal representation of the Dutch Further Reformation's attention to doctrine and piety, as well as an invitation to carry on that spiritual legacy.
Published October 2009
About the Author
Wilhelmus Schortinghuis (1700-1750) was one of the final leaders of Dutch Further Reformation.
Translated by Harry Boonstra, a retired theological librarian at The Hekman Library, Calvin College and Seminary and Gerrit W. Sheeres, a retired pastor in the Christian Reformed Church.
Edited by James A. De Jong, emeritus President and Professor of Historical Theology at Calvin Theological Seminary.