Christian Book Guide - Puritan Classics

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4855: The Religious Affections The Religious Affections
By Jonathan Edwards

This book is among the best-known works of Jonathan Edwards. Edwards seeks to distinguish between true and false religion by showing the marks of a saving work of the Holy Spirit in men. In his Preface, Edwards stresses the importance of using "our utmost endeavors clearly to discern ...wherein true religion does consist". For "till this be done, it may be expected that great revivings of religion will be but of short continuance".

18443: A History of the Work of Redemption A History of the Work of Redemption
By Jonathan Edwards

Colonial America's greatest theologian discovered a vast and immovable foundation running beneath the horizon of history. Drawing from astonishing depths of learning, these 30 sermons review the panorama of human events to conclude that past, present, and future turn upon the fulcrum of Christ's work of redemption. A robust pronouncement of gospel triumph.

1513832: A Body of Divinity A Body of Divinity
By Thomas Watson

A Body of Divinity deals with the foremost doctrinal and experimental truths of the Christian Faith. It is based on the Westminster Assembly's "Shorter Catechism," in which the main principles of Christianity that lie scattered in the Scriptures are brought together and set forth in the form of question and answer.

8998: The Beatitudes Puritan Vision of the Christian Life The Beatitudes
By Thomas Watson

The Beatitudes were a favorite topic of the Puritans---they show to best advantage a preacher's gifts for sound doctrine, practical wisdom, and heart-searching application. Thomas Watson combines all of those traits in a terse, vigorous style with plenty of illustrations from everyday life. His thoughts are still fresh and instructive, three hundred years later.

24749: Glory of Christ: A Puritan's View on the Beauty of the Saviour Glory of Christ
By John Owen

A Puritan's view on the beauty of the Savior. To see the glory of Christ is one of the greatest privileges that a Christian can enjoy. Anyone who does not see His glory in this world, will not see His glory in heaven, and no one should look for anything in heaven that he has not experienced in this life. In His immense essence, the infinite God is invisible to our finite human eyes, and will remain so for eternity. Only "in the face of Jesus Christ" can we see God and be filled with peace and rest.

37404: The Bruised Reed The Bruised Reed
By Richard Sibbes

Richard Sibbes (1577-1635), one of the most influential figures in the Puritan movement during the earlier years of the seventeenth century, was renowned for the rich quality of his ministry. This collection of sermons shows why he was known among his contemporaries as the "sweet dropper."

1513298: Works of Richard Sibbes: An Exposition of II Corinthians I Volume III Works of Richard Sibbes
By Richard Sibbes

This entire volume is devoted to a commentary on the first chapter of Second Corinthians. Sibbes lucid thought, solid doctrine, warm pastoral application, and love for Christ prevade his teaching. The exposition also contains Sibbes' notable teaching on the seal of the Spirit.

1511910: The Reformed Pastor The Reformed Pastor
By Richard Baxter

Richard Baxter (1615-1691) was vicar of Kidderminster from 1647 to 1661. In an introduction to this reprint, Dr. J.I. Packer describes him as "the most outstanding pastor, evangelist and writer on practical and devotional themes that Puritanism produced." His ministry transformed the people of Kidderminster from "an ignorant rude and revelling people" to "a godly worshipping community. These pages, first prepared for a Worcestershire association of ministers in 1656, deal with the means by which such changes are ever to be accomplished.

2391X: The Pleasantness of a Religious Life The Pleasantness of a Religious Life
By Matthew Henry

Dismiss all the stereotypes you've heard about Puritans being sour and gloomy. Henry's words, penned in 1714, prove otherwise! Declaring that "there is true pleasure in true religion," Henry exhorts Christians to partake in all the joyful benefits of "the good life," and discusses 12 distinct types of Christian pleasure. Introduction by J.I. Packer.

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