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An Unexpected Journey

Discovering Reformed Christianity

Direct Price: $16.99 $13.00
Format: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 154
ISBN: 9780875527192
Publication Date 02/16/04

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W. Robert Godfrey has written this personal story of how he came to Reformed Christianity to show the "value and vitality" of Calvinism in an individual's life.

Godfrey's journey started when as a teenager he first heard of Calvinism. Sharing his heart and his sense of humor, he describes his first experience with a Reformed congregation, his introduction to God's inspired Word, and his discovery of biblical worship.

Along his journey, Godfrey learned that "God is always present with me. Whether I go to the highest heavens or the deepest sea or travel to a distant point on the earth, God is as fully present there as anywhere else."


“For those puzzled by the ongoing grip of Calvinism on many serious believers, Godfrey’s journey from an Alameda, California, high school swimming pool to the biblical truth we call Calvinism will be an eye-opener . . . and possibly a turning point in their own lives.”

—Joel Nederhood

“Although written in autobiographical form, this book is really about God. Regardless of one’s theological background, any believer can read with great edification this hymn to God’s grace in Christ from one whom many of us have been privileged to know as a mentor, example, churchman, and friend.” 

—Michael S. Horton


The Author

W. Robert Godfrey

W. Robert Godfrey

W. Robert Godfrey (PhD, Stanford University) is a professor of church history and president of Westminster Seminary California, and is a minister of the United Reformed Churches. He is author of Reformation Sketches: Insights into Luther, Calvin, and the Confessions and God’s Pattern for Creation: A Covenantal Reading of Genesis 1, as well as coeditor of Theonomy: A Reformed Critique, and contributor to John Calvin: His Influence in the Western World. Godfrey has also written numerous articles and has been a speaker at many conferences, including the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization, the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, and Ligonier Ministries.