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 🙂