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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (114 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George M. Marsden Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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Jonathan Edwards is one of the most extraordinary figures in American history. Arguably the most brilliant theologian ever born on American soil, Edwards (1703 - 1758) was also a pastor, a renowned preacher, a missionary to the Native Americans, a biographer, a college president, a philosopher, a loving husband, and the father of 11 children.

George M. Marsden - widely acclaimed for his magisterial large study of Edwards - has now written a new, shorter biography of this many-sided, remarkable man. A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards is not an abridgment of Marsden's earlier award-winning study but is instead a completely new narrative based on his extensive research. The result is a concise, fresh retelling of the Edwards story, rich in scholarship yet compelling and readable for a much wider audience, including students. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tyler Hurst | 12/31/2013

    " Classic and accessible text that walks through the life of Jonathan Edwards. I haven't read the big one yet, but this is a fantastic biography and a very easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gerald | 12/9/2013

    " A great, brief, and very readable biography about a great and godly man, one of America's spiritual forefathers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tjadlow | 12/7/2013

    " A great birds-eye view of the life of Jonathan Edwards. Very readable and charitably objective. I enjoyed his comparison between Ben Franklin and Edwards. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 11/27/2013

    " The title is right. It is a short book, working through all the elements of Edwards' life quickly. A very good overview, however. Whets the appetite for Marsdens' longer Edwards biography. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Hoenshell | 11/22/2013

    " Easily induced and whets the appetite for more on the life and works of a great man of God. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam Talbott | 11/14/2013

    " An excellent "short" bio. Inspiring and insightful. I loved the compare/contrast to Franklin. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Boomershine | 9/5/2013

    " Whattaguy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bo White | 8/7/2013

    " Best brief biography I have ever read....Marsden does more in this book than lesser writers have done in volumes "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel Alvers | 7/8/2013

    " This was an excellent introduction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 6/13/2013

    " brief, concise, helpful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 1/9/2013

    " Just great. I enjoyed this book very much. The historical context really shines a bright light on Edwards, his though and faith. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James Marroquin | 11/8/2012

    " An engaging story of this crucial theologian, his world, and legacy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eli | 10/22/2012

    " Very encouraging and well written book on the life of Jonathan Edwards. Recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Timothy | 2/21/2012

    " I received a copy of the audiobook at T4G 2010... enjoyed listening to it. Would like to read it some day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian Fergus | 1/10/2012

    " A clear, and informative biography that both explains the details of his life and the significance of his impact. A great choice if one is looking for a simple, easy to read, story of perhaps the most intelligent man to ever live. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas Wilson | 8/6/2011

    " I really enjoyed this overview of Jonathan Edwards' life. Marsden does fine work contextualizing Edwards' theological development and developments together with biographical detail. This was valuable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Noel Burke | 6/27/2011

    " I didn't really know what time Edwards lived so this was valuable to hear the history before and after him. Listened to audio version and finished in two days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 6/5/2011

    " A very nice and brief biography of Edwards with a comparision to his contemporary Benjamin Franklin. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gregory | 3/10/2011

    " Piqued my interested in learning more about Edwards "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 3/8/2011

    " Easily induced and whets the appetite for more on the life and works of a great man of God. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eli | 3/7/2011

    " Very encouraging and well written book on the life of Jonathan Edwards. Recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tjadlow | 8/15/2010

    " A great birds-eye view of the life of Jonathan Edwards. Very readable and charitably objective. I enjoyed his comparison between Ben Franklin and Edwards. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas | 7/12/2010

    " I really enjoyed this overview of Jonathan Edwards' life. Marsden does fine work contextualizing Edwards' theological development and developments together with biographical detail. This was valuable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gerald | 6/19/2010

    " A great, brief, and very readable biography about a great and godly man, one of America's spiritual forefathers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 4/26/2010

    " An engaging story of this crucial theologian, his world, and legacy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 12/23/2009

    " A very nice and brief biography of Edwards with a comparision to his contemporary Benjamin Franklin. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bo | 10/7/2009

    "
    Best brief biography I have ever read....Marsden does more in this book than lesser writers have done in volumes "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 5/29/2009

    " Found this book to very informative and you are also able to see a whole other side of Edwards.

    Definitely a must read.

    Short read but a good read.

    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gregory | 4/7/2009

    " Piqued my interested in learning more about Edwards "

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About the Author
Author George M. Marsden

George M. Marsden is the Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame. He has written extensively on the interaction between Christianity and the American culture and has published numerous books, including Jonathan Edwards: A Life, which won the prestigious Bancroft Prize given for the best work of history. He lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

About the Narrator

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned thirty-seven Earphones Awards.