Grace Is Too Precious a Doctrine to Settle for Vague Generalities. Grace―a doctrine central to the gospel―ought to be clearly defined so it can be celebrated, relished, and consistently defended. In this book, Kevin DeYoung leads us back to the Canons of Dort, a seventeenth-century document originally written to precisely and faithfully define this precious doctrine. The Canons of Dort stand as a faithful witness to the precise nature of God’s supernatural, sovereign, redeeming, resurrecting grace―when so many people settle for vague generalities that water down the truth. In three concise sections―covering history, theology, and practical application― DeYoung explores what led to the Canons and why they were needed, the five important doctrines that they explain, and Dort’s place in the Christian faith today. Kevin DeYoung (PhD, University of Leicester) is the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina, and assistant professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte). He serves as board chairman of the Gospel Coalition and blogs at DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed. He is the author of several books, including Just Do Something; Crazy Busy; and The Biggest Story. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have eight children. Senior Pastor, Christ Covenant Church, Matthews, North Carolina.
Kevin DeYoung is an American Christian Reformed Evangelical theologian and author. DeYoung is senior pastor at University Reformed Church (RCA) in East Lansing, Michigan and a member of and blogger for The Gospel Coalition. DeYoung is the author or coauthor of more than a dozen books including the 2009 and 2010 Christianity Today Book Award winners Why We’re Not Emergent, and Why We Love the Church. His most recent work, Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem, is the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association 2014 Christian Book of the Year.