Calvinism is heavily debated in some churches, and both sides have reasons for what they believe. I wanted to read this to try and find out what Calvinism actually is. Most people I have run into that claim to be Calvinists could not explain it other than to say that’s what they were taught.
Mere Calvinism is very thorough and goes into great detail about the five points of Calvinism, and what they mean. Jim Scott Orrick shares how it is a worldview, and does not discourage Christians from evangelism or missions. For each of the points, he shows what the Bible says, and provides answers to the common arguments.
Orrick points to the Bible as the source, not his opinion. His writing is done with humility, not as someone try to convince you by guilt or force. He acknowledges that not everyone will agree with him, and that being a Calvinist is not what saves you.
Mere Calvinism does a good job of presenting the five points, what each one is, and what they mean in the life of a Christian. Even though the book is straight-forward, there were some parts that I had to read several times before I understood his point.
I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions are my own.