The titles for the spring edition of The Digital Puritan have been chosen:
- Why Read the Puritans Today? Don Kistler
- How to Avoid Cherishing a Pet Sin – Thomas Brooks
- Haman’s Vanity – Obadiah Sedgwick
- Of Charity in Respect to Other Men’s Sins – John Howe
- What Must and Can Persons Do Toward Their Own Conversion? William Greenhill
Using Dr. Kistler’s essay represents a change for The Digital Puritan, which has typically published only works of Puritan authors themselves. It is hoped that other helpful articles of this nature can be used on occasion in future editions. For those of you unfamiliar with Dr. Kistler’s ministry, he was the founder of Soli Deo Gloria Books, and now has also founded The Northampton Press. Admirers of the Puritans have no greater friend than Don Kistler; the number of books he has republished numbers in the hundreds. See Dr. Kistler’s website here.
The cover image of the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland was captured by Kristyn Getty’s father, Gilbert Lennox. Lord willing, we hope to use many more of his photographs in future editions. Explore his other beautiful photographs here.
Look for the spring edition to be published in late March/early April.
Does the cold weather have you shut up inside the house? Good news: the winter quarterly is now available through various e-tailers! So get your favourite e-reader, pour a cup of hot coffee, and settle down at the fireside to enjoy the following articles in this winter 2013-2014 edition:
- The Saint’s Hiding Place in the Evil Day – In which Richard Sibbes explains that though trouble is promised to come into the believer’s life, yet he has a quiet hiding place to retreat into until the storm passes.
- On Christian Cheerfulness and Society – Thomas Watson teaches why Christians have no reason to be of a bitter or dour disposition.
- Look Out of Your Graves Upon the World – Joseph Alleine. A letter written by Alleine from prison, to his friends in Taunton.
- The Glorious Enjoyment of Heavenly Things by Faith – Jeremiah Burroughs’ sunny exposition on Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
- Chastisements For Sin – Samuel Bolton. An extract from his larger work The True Bounds of Christian Freedom, which seeks to answer the question, ‘Are Christians punished for their sins, or does the grace of Christ obviate this?’
- The Puritans in Verse: Christ’s Sermon on the Mount in Verse by John Bunyan.
Now available for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Google Play (Android devices), in the iBookstore (Apple devices), and as a generic epub (other readers).
Perhaps it is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to read through the Bible in its entirety. If so, you may find the one year Bible reading plan of Puritan Nicholas Byfield (1577-1622) to be helpful. May God richly bless your endeavour to honour him by spending meaningful time in his Word! Download the PDF file here.
The autumn edition of “The Digital Puritan” is now available! Pull on your favourite sweater, pour yourself a hot mug of tea, and settle down by the fireplace to enjoy the following articles in this autumn edition:
1. An Exhortation to Peace and Unity – John Bunyan. In which Bunyan teaches us to leave aside bickering and petty divisiveness, and to pursue Christ-honouring unity while putting others ahead of ourselves.
2. Directions to Fearful, Troubled Christians – Richard Baxter. Ten practical instructions for the Christian who is plagued by doubts.
3. The Monster of Sinful Self-Seeking Anatomized – Edmund Calamy. Stand by as Calamy dissects this gruesome and ghastly monster known as self-seeking. First reprinting since it was originally published in 1655.
4. Thankfulness Required in Every Condition – William Bridge. Once again William Bridge shows us how to find light in the darkest dungeon, and return thanks with sincerity to our loving and wise heavenly Father.
5. The Sin and Folly of Depending on Future Time – Jonathan Edwards. In which Edwards pokes holes in many of our justifications to view time as “idle” or something to “pass” while putting off things of more urgent and eternal importance.
6. The Puritans in Verse: “The Reflection” by Edward Taylor. A private meditation on the Saviour’s beauty (Song of Solomon 2:1).
Available now for the Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Apple devices, and in the Google Play store. It is also available in generic ePub format for other devices.
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