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The Christian's Reasonable Service, Volume 1

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These four volumes contain rich spiritual and devotional expression that will challenge and grow the believer in every aspect of their spiritual development. While this work is a systematic theology, it is clear that Brakel's purpose was not a dry academic work, but rather a treatise that speaks to the heart of the pilgrim on their journey to heaven.
Hardcover, 2704 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Reformation Heritage Books
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David
Nov 29, 2012 David rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history, piety, theology
This is an easy to read systematic theology by a Dutch Puritan Author. Helpful in sorting out Christian doctrine. What I like about this series is its readablity as it explores the doctrines of grace.
Timothy Carr
May 19, 2012 Timothy Carr rated it it was amazing
These volumes are a treasure. Highly recommended!
Ben Duncan
Mar 27, 2015 Ben Duncan rated it it was amazing
Outstanding! In volume 1 à Brakel discusses the doctrines of God, Man, and Christ. His standard MO in any given section is to first explain the doctrine, then move to a "Q/A" concerning that doctrine, then he proceeds both to mention and respond to objections from a hypothetical interlocutor. Each section then concludes with a pastoral application of the particular doctrine in question.

The book is stuffed full with great insight and memorable quotes. I do think that his section on the doctrine o
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G Walker
One of my favorites from the reformed tradition. Oozes pastoral warmth... While I would disagree with a lot of the conclusions, the overall approach is to be commended... I would choose this set any day of the week over Berkhof, Turretin, or any number of others. Good stuff!!!
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