�DeYoung brings an event from four hundred years ago right back into the present needs of the church and of theology.�
Herman Selderhuis,�Professor of Church History, Theological University Apeldoorn; Director, Refo500
Grace Is Too Precious�a Doctrine to Settle for Vague Generalities
Grace�a doctrine central to the gospel�ought to be clearly defined so it can be celebrated, relished, and consistently defended.
In this book, Kevin DeYoung leads us back to the Canons of Dort, a seventeenth-century document originally written to precisely and faithfully define this precious doctrine.
The Canons of Dort stand as a faithful witness to the precise nature of God�s supernatural, sovereign, redeeming, resurrecting grace�when so many people settle for vague generalities that water down the truth.
In three concise sections�covering history, theology, and practical application� DeYoung explores what led to the Canons and why they were needed, the five important doctrines that they explain, and Dort�s place in the Christian faith today.
Christians love to celebrate grace, but often talk about it in vague generalities. But such an important biblical concept ought to be clearly defined so it can be consistently defended. In this book, best-selling author Kevin DeYoung points modern readers back to an old document originally written to do just that. Warmly pastoral and broadly accessible, this book introduces readers to the Canons of Dort, a 17th-century work summarizing the central doctrines of the Christian faith. Widely regarded as a key pillar of the Reformed tradition, the Canons of Dort stand as a faithful witness to God's grace—offering a depth of understanding that the church still needs today. In three concise sections—covering history, theology, and practical application—DeYoung explores what led to the Canons and why they were needed, the five important doctrines that they explain, and Dort's place in the Reformed tradition today.