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)”

GOD’S PASSION FOR HIS GLORY – John Piper (1998)

Some books are worth reading again and again.  John Piper’s excellent work is such a book.  God’s Passion for His Glory: Living the Vision of Jonathan Edwards is composed of two parts.  Part One is a Personal Encounter with Jonathan Edwards.  Part Two is a republication of Jonathan Edwards magisterial work, The End for Which God CreatedContinue reading “GOD’S PASSION FOR HIS GLORY – John Piper (1998)”

THE CHRISTIAN IN COMPLETE ARMOR: Volume 2 – William Gurnall (1655)

Many works on spiritual warfare these days are laden with extraordinary tales that tug at the heart and manipulate the will.  Some of these works offer very little biblical help.  William Gurnall’s The Christian in Complete Armor towers above most of what passes for spiritual warfare literature. Originally published in 1655, Gurnall offers the typicalContinue reading “THE CHRISTIAN IN COMPLETE ARMOR: Volume 2 – William Gurnall (1655)”

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)”