Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy With God – Timothy Keller (2014)

Over the past twenty-five years, I have read books on prayer by the Puritans and Reformers, the Quakers and the contemplative writers, the Desert Fathers, and even some living authors who think they have something unique to contribute to the discussion. Timothy Keller’s newest work, Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy With God is quite frankly the […]

A Puritan Theology: Doctrine For Life – Joel Beeke and Mark Jones (2012)

A comprehensive assessment of A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life by Joel Beeke and Mark Jones is something akin to sharing one’s thoughts or emotions while gazing at the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, the Statue of Liberty, or the Lincoln Memorial.  This magnum opus is like oxygen for the barren soul, light for a blind man,Continue reading “A Puritan Theology: Doctrine For Life – Joel Beeke and Mark Jones (2012)”

A QUEST FOR GODLINESS: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life – J.I. Packer (1990)

A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life by J.I. Packer is a superb introduction to the English Puritans.  For too long, the Puritans have been marginalized, unfairly caricatured, and relegated dusty boxes of books in the garage.  Packer intends to bring the Puritans to the forefront of Christian thought, precisely whereContinue reading “A QUEST FOR GODLINESS: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life – J.I. Packer (1990)”

Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy With God – Timothy Keller (2014)

Over the past twenty-five years, I have read books on prayer by the Puritans and Reformers, the Quakers and the contemplative writers, the Desert Fathers, and even some living authors who think they have something unique to contribute to the discussion. Timothy Keller’s newest work, Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy With God is quite frankly the […]

Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy With God – Timothy Keller (2014)

Over the past twenty-five years, I have read books on prayer by the Puritans and Reformers, the Quakers and the contemplative writers, the Desert Fathers, and even some living authors who think they have something unique to contribute to the discussion. Timothy Keller’s newest work, Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy With God is quite frankly theContinue reading “Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy With God – Timothy Keller (2014)”

THE TRINITARIAN DEVOTION OF JOHN OWEN – Sinclair Ferguson (2014)

The Trinitarian Devotion of John Owen by Dr. Sinclair Ferguson is the latest installment in the Long Line of Godly Men Profile Series, edited by Dr. Steven Lawson.  Ferguson presents a readable introduction to the most well-known Puritan, John Owen. The book includes five chapters which overview Owen’s life and theological commitments.  Chapter one focuses on his lifeContinue reading “THE TRINITARIAN DEVOTION OF JOHN OWEN – Sinclair Ferguson (2014)”

TRIUMPHING OVER SINFUL FEAR – John Flavel (2011)

In 1682, John Flavel published his work, A Practical Treatise of Fear.  Almost 330 years later, the fear continues to plague people.  The simple fact is this: There are two kinds of people in the world – people who admit the battle with fear and those who don’t.  For the people who fess up, Flavel’sContinue reading “TRIUMPHING OVER SINFUL FEAR – John Flavel (2011)”

MEN NATURALLY GOD’S ENEMIES – Jonathan Edwards (Part 3)

Jonathan Edwards continues his discussion on natural man’s enmity with God. 3. On What Account Men Are Enemies of God Edwards argues that the general reason that God is “opposite” to them has to do with their propensity to worship idols: “The apostasy of man summarily consists in departing from the true God, to idols; forsakingContinue reading “MEN NATURALLY GOD’S ENEMIES – Jonathan Edwards (Part 3)”

A PURITAN THEOLOGY: DOCTRINE FOR LIFE – Joel Beeke and Mark Jones (2012)

A comprehensive  assessment of A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life by Joel Beeke and Mark Jones is something akin to sharing one’s thoughts or emotions while gazing at the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, the Statue of Liberty, or the Lincoln Memorial.  This magnum opus is like oxygen for the barren soul, light for a blind man, aContinue reading “A PURITAN THEOLOGY: DOCTRINE FOR LIFE – Joel Beeke and Mark Jones (2012)”