Jonathan Edwards

Narrated by: Jim Denison
Length: 24 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (82 ratings)

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Jonathan Edwards is a towering figure in American history. A controversial theologian and the author of the famous sermon Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, he ignited the momentous Great Awakening of the 18th century.

In this definitive and long-awaited biography, Jonathan Edwards emerges as both a great American and a brilliant Christian. George Marsden evokes the world of colonial New England in which Edwards was reared - a frontier civilization at the center of a conflict between Native Americans, French Catholics, and English Protestants. Drawing on newly available sources, Marsden demonstrates how these cultural and religious battles shaped Edwards' life and thought. Marsden reveals Edwards as a complex thinker and human being who struggled to reconcile his Puritan heritage with the secular, modern world emerging out of the Enlightenment. In this, Edwards' life anticipated the deep contradictions of our American culture.

Meticulously researched and beautifully composed, this biography offers a compelling portrait of an eminent American.

©2018 George M. Marsden (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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" Inspiring book and we'll narrated!"

The most compelling book I have listened. Highly recommend listening, will make you want to seek Jesus more and more.

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What a gift


This was the first biography that I have read/listened to and it was captivating. I had long stayed away from biographies for fear of boredom but picked up this one at the recommendation of The Gospel Coalition and a desire broaden my reading intake. What a gift that it was. Marsden does a masterful job painting a picture of Edwards as a brilliant man after God’s own heart. His description of the ups and downs of Edward’s life gave me a deeper understanding and appreciation of one who’s theology has shaped my own and so many today that I respect so much. I often came away from listening to a chapter feeling as though I was being discipled by Edwards himself. It is long but it is worth it. Though excited for other books, I am honestly sad that I finished it. I highly recommend it.

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Wonderful book

Clearly written and narrated. Interesting and informative. Thorough and understandable. Gave me insight into Edward's thinking and theology.

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  • 06-28-20

Insightful

Although the narrator is monotone and sometimes overly dull, it adds a sense of solemnity to the story. I truly felt like I was understanding Edwards personally. The last few minutes culminates his theology beautifully and humbly.

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Magnificent

Well written and well read by the narrator. One of the best audiobooks and biographies I've listened to.

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comprehensive

great work tying most of Evangelical Christianity to Edwards. A genius, a writer, but ultimately he was a pastor.

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Great Book. Narrator, Not So Much.

The book itself is wonderful. The narrator was not for me. I've listened to other performances of his and have enjoyed them. So maybe he wasn't feeling this book either. I would like someone like Grover Gardner gets a chance to do this over.

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  • Geoffrey R. Folland
  • 05-28-20

Excellent, balanced biography

An excellent presentation of a classic, yet readable, biography that will reward your investment in it.

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  • Richie
  • 01-08-20

Very comprehensive.

Great listen. The book shed a lot of light on Edwards’ life: his context, his works, his strengths and weaknesses. Highly recommended.