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
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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 through the following sources:
∙ e-Book (ISBN 9781678017347) for Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Google Play, Kobo, Lulu (MSRP $2.99).
∙ Trade paperback – on hold (MSRP $9.99).
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.
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).