Puritan Appreciation Part 1

Here’s a great book for all you “wanna be” Puritans out there. You might think all such people are dead or worse, but I’ve been greatly stirred recently by Dr. Packer’s heady reflections on these people.

Packer takes sections of this books and dives head first in general Puritan thinking and practice. He is heavy on great thinkers like Richard Baxter, John Owen and Jonathan Edwards, but includes many of the more obscure Puritan writers (demonstrating his breadth of scholarship on the topic).

So far, I’ve been blessed through the chapters on marriage, Puritan conscience, and communication from God. I hope to write on several of these topics in the next weeks.

Yet, I still dig and glean with thanksgiving. A great resource and very edifying. Perhaps, I’ll make my sixth graders read it 🙂

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2 Responses to Puritan Appreciation Part 1

  1. Anonymous says:

    be ye aware of “long walks and strenuous card games…” this was quoted to me from a “wanna be puritan” and thus i quote it back! 🙂

  2. Leigh Ann says:

    Interesting, I may have to check it out. I will look forward to reading your posts about the chapters coming up soon…
    I commented on some of your others posts too – embryonic s.c.r and the J Upton.
    Glad to have a link to your blog! I am enjoying! Check mine out too -I am pretty new at teh blogging thing so….
    Take care!

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