Digital Puritan Press is pleased to announce the recent publication of Love One Another (originally titled A Treatise of Love) by John Rogers. In it he presents an extended exposition of 1 John 3:23, “This is the commandment of God, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another.”
In Love One Another, the author begins by presenting the enduring signs and qualities genuine love for others, then turns to the diagnosis and treatment of six spiritual ailments that usually result in a loveless heart. Rogers then spends the remainder of the book teaching us how to show the love of Christ to specific groups of people: our enemies, humanity at large, the poor, and finally, fellow believers.
“Roaring John” Rogers (c.1570–1636) was a Puritan pastor who ministered in Essex, England. His dynamic preaching of God’s Word brought many to faith in Christ while simultaneously strengthening the faith of many more—but also drew the ire of his superiors in the Church of England.
Love One Another is the definitive playbook for those who want to love others in the same way that Christ loves us. The product of a year’s careful editing, Love One Another is an entirely new edition which has been judiciously modernized for a new generation of Christian readers. It includes a biographical preface, many helpful footnotes, and review questions that make it perfect for group discussion.
Paperback (Amazon) $14.99
eBook (Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Google Play, Lulu) $4.99
Edward Pearse (c.1633–1674) was a Puritan pastor in London during a period of immense political and social upheaval in England. He died at forty of tuberculosis, but during his final months, he wrote this book as a guide to his congregation, in order to direct them to life’s one ‘great concern,’ namely, “to have all things set right, well-ordered, and composed in the matters of the soul before leaving this world.” With wonderful clarity, the author shows how putting the spiritual concerns of the soul into the best posture possible for the hour of death is in actuality the key to living an abundant, God-honoring life. Or as Pearse explains:
“It is to fill up our time with duty, and our duties with grace; to use the time which is given to us in the pursuit of these ends—not to eat, drink, and please ourselves with creature comforts—but to serve and honor the Creator, to work out our salvation, to become acquainted with God and Christ, and to ensure ourselves of heaven and a blessed eternity.”
This edition includes a biographical preface and review questions designed to facilitate group discussion or personal reflection.
Paperback (Amazon) $14.99
eBook (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Google Play, Kobo, Lulu) $4.99
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).
Like it or not, every Christian is engaged in a fierce and high-stakes battle with Satan. In this enlightening book, Puritan pastor William Spurstowe succinctly illustrates from 2 Corinthians 2:11 his premise: that “Satan is full of devices, and studies arts of circumvention, by which he unweariedly seeks the irrecoverable ruin of the souls of men.”
Spurstowe explains how Satan’s long experience and single-minded determination make him such a formidable adversary. He then proceeds to methodically expose, explain, and disarm nearly two dozen common traps that Satan has used to ensnare every generation of the unwary. Finally, he prescribes ten helpful remedies or antidotes that can be used to counter even the most tempestuous temptation.
William Spurstowe (1605–1666) was a Presbyterian pastor and member of the Westminster Assembly; he served the Parliament of Richard Cromwell. Originally published in 1666, this classic treatise has been carefully prepared to benefit a new generation of Christian readers. Archaic language has been gently modernized, and dozens of helpful footnotes have been added to aid the reader. This edition includes a biographical preface, Scripture index (Scripture index is only in the paperback edition), and review questions designed to guide group discussion or personal reflection.
Digital: Kindle — Nook — Kobo — Google Play — Apple iBookstore — Lulu
Also available in paperback.