Draws on the covenant to shed light
on evangelism and the way of salvation. Explains where and how human responsibility enters into salvation.
"With clarity of thought and
precision of expression, Norman
focuses the light of covenant theology
on such troublesome issues as
antinomianism and legalism, election
covenant, and Calvinism and evangelism.
All who love the Reformed faith will
profit from this thought-provoking
R. J. GORE
"Norman Shepherd reminds us of the
pivotal importance of the covenant and
of the role of obedience in our lives,
and he summons all to recognize how
unbiblical the idea of merit is. His
insights regarding the covenant and
evangelism are especially timely."
" 'Good Calvinists,' says Norman
Shepherd, 'can and ought to be good
evangelists.' But some Calvinists have
problem with evangelism. Their problem
stems from a narrow theology that
focuses on the 'five points' and
overshadows the biblical emphasis on
covenant. This book may signal a
brighter day for Reformed evangelism."
ROGER S. GREENWAY
"This lucid and highly readable study
provides valuable instruction on what
means to live in covenant with God.
God's covenant is the only way of life
for his people that fully honors both
the absolute, all-embracing sovereignty
of his saving grace and their full,
uninhibited activity, thereby avoiding
the perennial dangers of either
antinomianism or legalism. The Call of
Grace should benefit anyone concerned
about biblical growth in Christian life
RICHARD B. GAFFIN, JR
Norman Shepherd taught systematic
theology at Westminster Theological
Seminary from 1963 to 1981, then served
two pastorates in the Christian
Church before retiring in 1998.