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Jonathan and Sarah: An Uncommon Union (Biographies)
Using the actual diaries of the Edwards family members, Edna Gerstner tells the story of their life together from the time of Edwards' dismissal from the Northampton church to his death shortly after accepting the presidency of the College of New Jersey (now Princeton). This is charming, delightful reading in which we are given a rare glimpse into the private life of one ...more
Paperback, 242 pages
Published June 1st 2003 by Soli Deo Gloria Ministries
(first published September 1997)
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I enjoyed the stories and quotes, as it gave me a more well-rounded view of Jonathan and Sarah Edwards. 2 of 5 stars due to poor writing quality and lack of citations and sources. The information presented was fascinating, and the stories/facts presented are familiar, but the lack of support was disappointing - especially since the majority of the information could have been sourced. Perhaps this book wasn't intended to be scholarly in nature, but it would have been a big asset to credibility.
Although this book was not well written and I skim-read large parts of it, I'm really glad I read it as I learned a lot about the Jonathan Edwards family and the legacy they left. The last couple chapters talked a lot about how they dealt with a rapid succession of deaths in the family and it was very convicting and inspiring to see their godly response.