The Practice of Faith, Hope, and Love (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.”– Iain H. Murray, author, The Puritan HopeSee All
“I am so pleased that these Dutch classics are now available to a wide audience. the writings of the Netherlands’ Further Reformation—almost completely inaccessible until now to the English-speaking world—are a gold mine of spiritual wisdom.”– Richard J. Mouw, President, fuller theological SeminarySee All
Iain H. Murray
author, The Puritan Hope
“In the fine translations made available here, one sees the ecumenical nature of Reformed spirituality and the close relationship between the church and true believers. The sources of the Further Reformation deserve greater recognition. The heritage of Reformed Protestantism contains hidden treasures for which we in our modern era should be grateful and of which we could make use with profit.”– Willem van ’t Spijker, Theological University of ApeldoornSee All
Richard J. Mouw
President, fuller theological Seminary
“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.”– J. I. Packer, Regent CollegeSee All
Willem van ’t Spijker
Theological University of Apeldoorn
J. I. Packer
Pagan philosophers of old spoke of virtues of justice, self–control, prudence, and courage as necessary for a civil society. However important these may be, Scripture tells us that Christians have three chief virtues necessary for living a truly virtuous and godly life before God: faith, hope, and love.
In this book, Godefridus Udemans carefully explains the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, and the Ten Commandments, using them as standards and guides for cultivating faith, hope, and love in our hearts. Udemans particularly excels in demonstrating the practical relevance of these teachings, making this not only an overview of Reformed doctrine but also a handbook for living blessedly forever.