Who were the Puritans? What did they seek to achieve? What were their successes and failures? Are they of any importance to Christians today?
We firmly believe that all Christians need to discover the important story of how these men and women sought to follow Jesus Christ. Their convictions resulted in a brave and joyful faith, and the writing they have left us on the Christian life continues to be a rich resource for our own discipleship. Meeting the Puritans by listening to them has enriched both of us more than we can express. And so, in The Glory of Grace, we want to introduce you to people who had a deep love for Jesus Christ and a great vision for the Christian life. We all have much to learn…
Each chapter contains a concise introduction followed by carefully selected excerpts from key Puritan works, together with suggestions for further reading.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: The Puritans||vii|
|1||Richard Sibbes on Assurance||1|
|2||Thomas Goodwin on the Holy Spirit||17|
|3||Samuel Rutherford on Covenant Confidence||29|
|4||William Bridge on Suffering||43|
|5||Jeremiah Burroughs on Contentment||59|
|6||Anne Bradstreet on Loss||73|
|7||John Owen on Communion with God||89|
|8||Richard Baxter on Everyday Discipleship||103|
|9||John Bunyan on Faith||123|
|10||John Flavel on Providence||139|
|11||Thomas Boston on the Bible||155|
About the Authors
Lewis Allen pastored Gunnersbury Baptist Church in London for over twelve years, and in 2010 was called to plant what is now Hope Church in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, where he is now Senior Pastor. Lewis has degrees in Classics and Theology and Historical Theology from Cambridge University and Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, and is pursuing a doctoral degree through Oxford University, researching Henry Venn of Huddersfield and Eighteenth Century Yorkshire Evangelicalism. He has published with Crossway Books as well as with the Banner of Truth. In his spare time Lewis loves fly-fishing and running.
He and his wife Sarah have five children.
Tim Chester is the pastor of Grace Church Boroughbridge in North Yorkshire and a faculty member of Crosslands Training, as well as being the author of over 30 books. He has a PhD in theology and was previously Research and Policy Director for Tearfund UK. He has been an adjunct lecturer in missiology and reformed spirituality. Tim is married to Helen and has two daughters.