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The Christian's Reasonable Service
First published in 1700, The Christian’s Reasonable Service (De Redelijke Godsdienst) ran through twenty Dutch editions in the eighteenth century alone! The title is derived from Romans 12:1, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” It expresses ...more
Kindle Edition, 3073 pages
Published November 7th 2012
(first published May 2nd 2012)
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Jul 28, 2016 Scott Head rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Wilhelmus à Brakel's opus is a treasure. Only recently translated into English, this Dutch reformed work has been a beloved and popular work for decades. à Brakel's work is systematic, but its not really a systematic theology. Its very thorough yet accessible, and what I love most is that it is warm and pastoral. I had read of this trait, and found it to be true. The fatherly care of à Brakel comes across well and endears the reader, making this large four-volume set less intimidating to the ...more