Feeding on Christ and New Covenant Presbyterian Church in Richmond Hill, Ga. are hosting a Spring 2012 giveaway. We are giving away a rare 1788 edition (1st edition) of Jonathan Edwards’ Practical Sermons.
How to enter:
1. Visit New Covenant Presbyterian Church’s website, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “like” button for our Facebook page.
“RT: @newcovpres is giving away a 1788 volume of Jonathan Edwards’ sermons! Visit them on Twitter and register.”
3. Add Feeding on Christ to your RSS feed, Google Reader or another blog aggregator. We are only asking you to do this if you use a blog aggregator! We will enter you even if you only do the first two steps above.
That’s it! You’ll be registered for the drawing. We will pick a winner on April 15, 2012.
Here is a description of the book:
Practical Sermons, Never Before Published by the late Reverend Mr Jonathan Edwards, President of the College of New Jersey. It was published in Edinburgh, Scotland and printed for M Gray, Front of the Exchange. 402 pages and 33 Sermons.
Top 1/3 of the advertisement page is missing but it contained no printed information. There is a small 3/4″ tear on one contents page by Sermon 19. The tops edges of the book are scuffed but the binding is intact.
“These Sermons were transcribed from the Author’s original manuscripts by his son, the Reverend Dr Jonathan Edwards of Newhaven, and never before published.’ — Contents: 1-2 The importance and advantage of a thorough knowledge of divine truth (Nov 1739) – 3 God the best portion of the Christian (Apr 1736) – 4 The sole considera tion, that God is God,sufficient to still all objections to his sovereignty (June 1735) – 5 Great guilt no obstacle to the pardon of returning sinner. [Note, p. 54] `Not dated. All the Sermons in this collection which are not dated, are supposed to have been written before the year 1733.’ – 6 The Most High a prayer-hearing God (Jan 8, 1736) – 7-10 Great care necessary, lest we live in some way of sin (Sep 1733) – 11-12 Great guilt of those who attend on the ordinances of divine worship, and yet allow themselves in any known wickedness – 13-16 World judged righteously by Jesus Christ – 17 Vain self-flatteries of the sinner – 18 Wicked men useful in their destruction only (July 1734) – 19-20 Fearfulness,which shall hereafter surprise sinners in Zion (Dec 19,1740) – 21 When the wicked shall have filled up the measure of their sin, wrath will come upon them to the uttermost (May 1735) – 22-25 Torments of the wicked in hell,no occasion of grief to the saints in heaven (22: Mar 1733; 24: Dec 1734) – 26-27 Sin and folly of depending on future time – 28 Sin of theft and of injustice (July 1740) – 29-32 Duty of charity to the poor – 33 The nature and end of excommunication (July 22, 1833) [excommunication of Mrs. Bridgman, previously admonished, for drunkenness].”