The free audio download at Christan Audio this month is an excerpt from Calvin’s Institutes. If you’ve never read the Institutes, this would be an excellent introduction. Calvin’s Institutes has always been intimidating to me. The book is big (2 volumes in some editions), and Calvin is old, and I assumed it would be a dry and difficult read. What I discovered to utter shock was that Calvin was entirely readable and incredibly pastoral — exactly opposite of what I expected.
So, here, you can be introduced to what is arguably the greatest Christian book every written. To get the audio book for free enter NOV2008 in the coupon box during check out.
From Christian Audio —
“Let the first rule of right prayer then be, to have our heart and mind framed as becomes those who are entering into converse with God.” So begins John Calvin and his treatise on prayer. These seminal writings are from his Magnus Opus The Institutes of the Christian Religion. Prayer as Calvin describes it is not giddy, and he goes on to give Scriptural definitions of proper thought, engagement, and attitude.