Seventy Resolutions by the
Young Jonathan Edwards

Explained and Applied
Robert D. Norman



How could a mere teenager produce such extraordinary resolutions?


His story starts with a promising and intelligent college student who stands by the bed of his dying grandfather and hears the words: “I trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and I desire to do so more and more.”

Edwards studied and led at Yale, served as a faithful pastor-scholar, became a catalyst for the first Great Awakening and was appointed as the Third President of Princeton University. He is widely regarded as one of America's most important and original philosophical theologians.


In 1722 and 1723, Edwards wrote seventy purpose statements for his life, known as his “Resolutions.” This young Puritan minister worked hard to keep these seventy vows. Here is the key to his spiritual growth.




Robert D. Norman, theologically educated in the UK, is a missionary in Romania. There, he and his wife, Ema, seek to be faithful servants of Jesus Christ, resolutely sounding out the gospel trumpet for sinners to repent and to follow Jesus.


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