Now reprinted for your enjoyment is The Heavenward Way, a collection of four treatises that helpfully outline the life of faith in a believer. Here Christopher Blackwood (c.1605–1669) brings into sharp focus the essential priorities of the life of faith: first, learning to recognize and treasure the precious worth of Jesus Christ (and by contrast, the dangers associated with not having true love for him); next, honoring God by loving our neighbor as ourselves; and finally, living our lives in such a way that we are well-prepared for death.
It includes a biographical preface, helpful footnotes, and review questions designed to help facilitate group discussion or personal reflection. Scripture references are embedded in the text as well.
Available in e-book format: Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Google Play, Kobo, Lulu (ISBN 9781678017347, MSRP $2.99).
“Faith without love to Christ is a dead faith.” So states Thomas Vincent in The True Christian’s Love of the Unseen Christ—a book whose sole stated purpose is to help the reader obtain love for Christ in truth and strength. Christian, if your love for Christ has gone cold, if you have lost your passion for serving Christ, this book will be a spark for rekindling that love again, and a bellows for fanning it into flame.
Thomas Vincent (1634–1678) was a Puritan pastor who was deprived of his pulpit when the Act of Uniformity was decreed in 1662. He continued to minister to young people alongside Thomas Doolittle at a boarding school in Bunhill Fields. When the Great Plague ravaged London in 1665 and everyone who could afford to leave the city was fleeing, Vincent instead chose to remain, so that he could minister to the sick and suffering.
Available through the following sources:
∙ e-Book (ISBN 9780359565603) for Kindle, Nook, Apple, Google Play, Kobo, Lulu (MSRP $4.99).
∙ Trade paperback (ISBN 9781548998479, 162 pp.) at Amazon (MSRP $12.99).
The autumn/winter edition of The Digital Puritan is now available! This is a special edition which focuses on the Bible; it includes the following articles:
- The Authority and Utility of the Scriptures – Hugh Binning. The necessity of learning and practising what the Bible teaches is shown from 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
- The Duty of Searching the Scriptures – George Whitefield. In which Whitefield illustrates the two great messages of the Scripture (our fallen nature and the grace of God) and gives directions on how to make time spent in Scripture most profitable. Based on John 5:39.
- The Great Worth of Scripture Knowledge – Francis Roberts. Roberts gives seven helpful directions on how to better read and understand the Word of God.
- How the Word is to be Read and Heard – Thomas Boston. From Luke 8:18 (“Take heed therefore how ye hear”), Boston teaches how to prepare our hearts for receiving the Word, and how to apply it to our daily lives.
- How We May Read the Scriptures with Most Spiritual Profit – Thomas Watson. Watson’s own collection of twenty-four directions on how to read the Scripture for greatest benefit.
- The Puritan Practice of Meditation – Drs. Joel R. Beeke and Mark Jones. To read the Scripture is not enough; it must permeate the mind and affect the heart. The authors show how the Puritans used meditation to this effect.
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The spring/summer 2015 edition of The Digital Puritan is now available through various e-tailers. This edition contains the following titles, which have been gently modernised, and which have hundreds of embedded scripture references and explanatory footnotes:
- Profiting from the Puritans for Devotional Reading – Joel Beeke
- Dead Preaching is Often the Cause of a People’s Deadness – William Fenner
- A Discourse on Thankfulness – Thomas Goodwin
- Perilous Times in the Last Days – Thomas Boston
- A Wedding Sermon – Thomas Taylor
It is available now for the Kindle, Nook, and Kobo. It is also available through the Google Play store, Apple iBookstore, and through Lulu (most other e-readers).
The winter 2014-2015 edition of The Digital Puritan is now available through various e-tailers. This edition contains the following titles, which have been gently modernised, and which have hundreds of embedded scripture references and explanatory footnotes:
- Anger Not to Be Sinfully Indulged – Thomas Boston
- Hope and Comfort Usually Follow Genuine Humiliation and Repentance – Jonathan Edwards
- The Brevity of Life—A Call to Improve It – Andrew Gray
- The Character of a Complete Evangelical Pastor, Drawn by Christ – John Flavel
- To Be Light in a Dark Place is Commendable – Christopher Love.
It is available now for the Kindle, Nook, and Kobo. Also through Google Play (Android devices), Apple’s iBookstore (iOS devices), and through the Lulu store (most other e-readers).