Overcoming the World: Grace to Win the Daily Battle by Joel R. Beeke

208 pages | $12.99 | Paperback | Published: 2005

Summary: We see all around us that the world is on a quest for pleasure, power, profit, and position. Many Christians struggle to live faithfully in such a world and stay true to Christ’s command to be in the world, but not of it. Taking direction from the Puritans, John Calvin, and others, Joel Beeke guides readers to the biblical alternatives to worldliness: genuine piety and holiness.

Written for such times as these, Overcoming the World will be a source of encouragement and growth for readers that are serious about following Christ. Pastors and other leaders will find here a uniquely practical work that will help them in leading Christians through the narrow gate.

About the Author:

Joel R. Beeke is president of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, where he also serves as professor of systematic theology and homiletics. He is a pastor of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregations in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


What Others Say About This Book:

“Why is worldliness such a serious matter for the individual Christian and the church? Beeke does us a great service by answering this and other crucial questions about worldliness in a biblical, practical and insightful way. I am glad that this book is available for my own spiritual growth and ministry, and for the benefit of others who will be blessed.” Wayne A. Mack

“A book on worldliness seems strangely out of fashion today. Talk of holiness and separation from the world seems to belong to another age. Joel Beeke provides a dose of purity and sense, like a glass of clean fresh water, in the murky pools of today’s talk about holiness. The book is not only timely; it is also essential reading for every Christian who is serious about following Christ.” Derek W. H. Thomas

“Every Christian is called to a pure life. These chapters define a worldly spirit, and then exhort us to pursue victory over this impure world with a single-mindedness.” – Geoff Thomas

Overcoming the World is not only a brilliant exposition of the meaning of worldliness, but a very practical guide. John Calvin is shown to be a man who was a great reformer with intense concern about basic spirituality as it affected the believers’ relationship to the world. We need Joel Beeke’s book–we need to read it, imbibe it, practice it, and commend it wherever we can.” – Martin Holdt



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