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Life of Gospel Peace, A: A Biography of Jeremiah Burroughs

Life of Gospel Peace, A: A Biography of Jeremiah Burroughs

by Philip L. Simpson

The writings of Jeremiah Burroughs are some of the most readable and engaging Puritan works available. Like his Puritan colleagues, Burroughs sought to explain biblical teaching in a heart-searching manner. In this biography, Phillip L. Simpson opens a window into the life and times of Burroughs, providing the context for his memorable sermons and writings.… Read more…

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…

Venture All for God: The Piety of John Bunyan

Venture All for God: The Piety of John Bunyan

by Roger Duke

Many Christians are familiar with The Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan’s (1628–1688) famous book written from a prison cell, which portrays the Christian life as one traveling from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City. During Bunyan’s life, however, he produced nearly sixty books and tracts. Roger Duke and Phil Newton, with Drew Harris, trace… 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…

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…

An Honest and Well-Experienced Heart: The Piety of John Flavel

An Honest and Well-Experienced Heart: The Piety of John Flavel

by Adam Embry

“An Honest, Well-Experienced Heart” introduces us to the life and writings of Puritan preacher and author John Flavel (1627–1691). In his brief, introductory biography, Adam Embry discusses Flavel’s background, ministry, and theology of keeping the heart, which, for Flavel, “is the great business of a Christian’s life.” Centuries ago, Flavel wr… 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…

Riots, Revolution, and the Scottish Covenanters

Riots, Revolution, and the Scottish Covenanters

by L. Charles Jackson

Coauthor of the famous Scottish National Covenant, moderator of the Glasgow General Assembly that defied King Charles I, and member of the Westminster Assembly, Alexander Henderson (1583–1646) led Scotland during the tumultuous period of the British Revolutions. He influenced Scotland as a Covenanter, preacher, presbyterian, and pamphleteer and earned an i… 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…

Life and Times of Arthur Hildersham, The

Life and Times of Arthur Hildersham, The

by Lesley A. Rowe

"Arthur Hildersham is, to a large extent, a forgotten Puritan. Since Samuel Clarke compiled a thirteen-page account of his life in the seventeenth century, there has been no biography of Hildersham. But during his lifetime, Hildersham was one of the most revered and prominent Puritan figures. His story, combined with a study of his printed works, is rewa… Read more…

Heart to Heart: Octavius Winslow’s Experimental Preaching

Heart to Heart: Octavius Winslow’s Experimental Preaching

by Tanner G. Turley

In Heart to Heart: Octavius Winslow’s Experimental Preaching, Tanner G. Turley surveys Winslow’s life and ministry and demonstrates how a strong theology of preaching provided the foundation for his preaching methodology. Turley highlights the doctrinal precision and Christological focus of Winslow’s preaching, revealing an aim at holistic change in he… 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…


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