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Anne Steele and Her Spiritual Vision

Anne Steele and Her Spiritual Vision

by Priscilla Wong

Anne Steele (1717–1778) has been recognized as one of the leading female hymnwriters of her time. In Anne Steele and Her Spiritual Vision, Priscilla Wong demonstrates how Steele was able to see God in different circumstances of her life and expressed it in three main themes that can be found in her hymnody: the glory of God in creation, faith in the face o… Read more…

An Able and Faithful Ministry: Samuel Miller and the Pastoral Office

An Able and Faithful Ministry: Samuel Miller and the Pastoral Office

by James M. Garretson

Samuel Miller (1769–1850) played an integral part in founding Princeton Theological Seminary, which became one of the most influential training grounds for Presbyterian ministers in the nineteenth century. While Miller is most commonly remembered for his writings on church office, he also played a significant role instructing students and shaping their the… Read more…

An All-Surpassing Fellowship

An All-Surpassing Fellowship

by David P. Beaty

In An All-Surpassing Fellowship, David P. Beaty introduces us to the spiritual life of Robert Murray M‘Cheyne. After giving an overview of the life of this remarkable Scottish pastor, Beaty analyzes M‘Cheyne’s study of the Bible, prayer life, pursuit of holiness, eternal perspective, and dependence on the Holy Spirit to see the rich contribution they m… Read more…

Keeper of the Great Seal of Heaven: Sealing of the Spirit in the Life and Thought of John Flavel

Keeper of the Great Seal of Heaven: Sealing of the Spirit in the Life and Thought of John Flavel

by Adam Embry

Puritan pastors of the seventeenth century were true physicians of the soul, and this is made readily apparent in Adam Embry’s study of John Flavel. In Keeper of the Great Seal of Heaven, Embry shows the prominent themes of heavenly mindedness and the work of the Holy Spirit in Flavel’s life and pastoral ministry. He goes on to evaluate Flavel’s teachi… Read more…

Wrestling with an Angel: A Story of Love, Disability and the Lessons of Grace

Wrestling with an Angel: A Story of Love, Disability and the Lessons of Grace

by Greg Lucas

It sounded at first like something out of an old horror movie. I thought maybe someone was just playing around, but then I heard it again and again, a loud piercing cry, and less like Hollywood every time. The windows were down in my police cruiser on that warm fall day, but I still couldn’t tell where the sounds came from. I began looking around for the u… Read more…

A Consuming Fire: The Piety of Alexander Whyte

A Consuming Fire: The Piety of Alexander Whyte

by Michael A. G. Haykin

Michael A. G. Haykin provides an excellent primer on Reformed Evangelical spirituality by opening a window to the life and work of Alexander Whyte. Haykin's biographical essay introduces the reader to Whyte and to the high premium he placed on vibrant Christianity. The remainder of the book presents 28 selections from various written works by Whyte that … Read more…

A Sweet Flame: Piety in the Letters of Jonathan Edwards

A Sweet Flame: Piety in the Letters of Jonathan Edwards

by Michael A. G. Haykin

A Sweet Flame introduces readers to the piety of Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758). Dr. Haykin’s biographical sketch of Edwards captures the importance the New England minister placed on Scripture, family piety, and the church’s reliance upon God. The remainder of the book presents 26 selections from various letters written by Edwards, two written by family m… Read more…

Devoted to the Service of the Temple

Devoted to the Service of the Temple

by Michael A. G. Haykin

While largely forgotten in modern times, Hercules Collins (1646/1702) was highly influential among the late 17th and early 18th century Calvinistic Baptists of London. Through a biographical sketch and 35 sample selections collected from Collin's writings, Michael A.G. Haykin and Stee Weaver introduce us to the vibrant spirituality of this colossal figur… Read more…

The Foundation of Communion with God

The Foundation of Communion with God

by Ryan McGraw

"“The Foundation of Communion with God” introduces readers to the Trinitarian piety of John Owen (1616–1683). Ryan McGraw’s introduction to Owen sketches the major events of this important theologian’s life and shows how his circumstances shaped his thought on the themes of the Trinity and public worship. The second part of the book presents fo… Read more…

A Scribe Well-Trained: Archibald Alexander and the Life of Piety

A Scribe Well-Trained: Archibald Alexander and the Life of Piety

by James M. Garretson

“A Scribe Well-Trained” acquaints us with the life and writings of Princeton Theological Seminary’s founding professor, Archibald Alexander (1772–1851). In the opening biographical sketch, James M. Garretson introduces us to the things that influenced Alexander and how he sought to cultivate godliness in himself, the men he trained, and people to who… Read more…

Galileo

Galileo

by Mitch Stokes

We learn about life through the lives of others. Their experiences, their trials, their adventures become our schools, our chapels, our playgrounds. Christian Encounters, a series of biographies from Thomas Nelson Publishers, highlights important lives from all ages and areas of the Church through prose as accessible and concise as it is personal and en… Read more…

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Unleash!

Unleash!

by Andy Stanley and Perry Noble

Why is it that we trust Jesus with our salvation but never fully trust him with our lives? God longs to unleash his full measure of power in our lives to fill us with passion and purpose. But too often the things of our past—fear, anger, bitterness, worry and doubt—hold us back. Rather than focusing on the reality of who Christ is and what he has done fo… Read more…


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