The Pleasantness of a Religious Life

Book Cover: The Pleasantness of a Religious Life
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ISBN: 9781304288028
Pages: 192
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ISBN: 9781304288028
Pages: 192

The Pleasantness of a Religious Life was Matthew Henry’s final literary work; it was in the process of being printed when he died in 1714. In it he examines the great joys of the Christian life by expounding upon Proverbs 3:17, “[Wisdom’s] ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.”

Rather than being a bleak and burdensome business, Matthew Henry’s clear teaching shows how “religion brings both pleasure with it, and profit after it,” and argues that the difficulties met with on the journey of faith are not worthy of being compared to the joyful recompense which our God and King rewards us with along the way and at our final resting place in his kingdom. Thus “the practice of serious godliness not only tends to our happiness in the next life, but is also greatly conducive to our comfort in this life,” for we learn that, “the more we live with an eye to Christ and another world, the more comfort we are likely to have in our hearts.”

Pastor Henry also unmasks the counterfeit pleasures this world attempts to use to cheat us out of pleasures that are both satisfying indeed and eternally durable—for the world’s sensual pleasures are bland to those who have tasted the sweetness of the Lord, and felt the lightness and rest which is to be found under his yoke.

Far from a copy-paste-publish e-book, this edition has been painstakingly edited into an entirely new text which has been gently modernized for today’s reader, while still retaining the flavor and character of the original manuscript. To aid the reader, over four hundred Scripture references (in the ESV) have been embedded into the text as hyperlinked end-notes (no internet connection is required).

Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

Book Cover: Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
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ISBN: 9781105906992
Pages: 30
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ISBN: 9781105906992
Pages: 30

In this, his most well-known sermon, Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) shows the danger of ignoring the gracious but time-limited offer of reconciliation for rebel sinners. He paints, in vivid detail, the uncertainty of our frail lives, which are ever in jeopardy of exiting into eternity through any of many available doorways to our demise. Edwards meditates on the horror of the severe and eternal punishment that awaits those who stubbornly refuse the gracious offer of Christ’s propitiation, and the folly of expecting that we can postpone the present offer of salvation to a future time of our own choosing.

This Digital Puritan edition includes a biographical preface by Gerald Mick. Scripture references (in the English Standard Version®) are hyperlinked and embedded into the book. No internet connection is required.

The Art of Man-Fishing

Book Cover: The Art of Man-Fishing
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ISBN: 9781105411762
Pages: 96
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ISBN: 9781105411762
Pages: 96

In The Art of Man-Fishing, Thomas Boston outlines thoughts on evangelism based on Matthew 4:19, “I will make you fishers of men.” Originally conceived as a series of private meditations when he was a young man, Boston never intended for it to be published. It has proven itself as tremendously insightful, clear in presentation, and eminently useful since its first publication in 1773, some forty years after his death.

This classic treatise has been carefully prepared for the benefit and enjoyment of a new generation of Christian readers. It includes a biographical preface by Gerald Mick. ESV® Scripture references are embedded in the text as hyperlinks—no internet connection is needed.

A Sure Guide to Heaven

Book Cover: A Sure Guide to Heaven
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ISBN: 9781105573606
Pages: 199
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ISBN: 9781105573606
Pages: 199

A Sure Guide to Heaven is a thorough and compelling argument for the necessity of conversion. In it the author presents the nature of true conversion and common mistakes about conversion, so the reader can be assured he is not deceived into believing he is converted when in reality he is not (Matthew 7:13–14).

Alleine outlines the marks of an unconverted soul, so the reader may make an accurate self-inventory (2 Corinthians 13:5–6). He forewarns the fence-sitter of the miseries of the unconverted state, both in this life and hereafter, and gives motives for conversion. The book concludes with “directions to the unconverted” so that the reader may take hold of the saving faith Christ offers.

Joseph Alleine’s ministry burned briefly but brightly. He died at age 34 after being wearied by almost continuous persecution. A Sure Guide to Heaven was his most popular work, being reprinted countless times since it was originally published in 1671. It is an uncommonly straightforward and easy-to-read example of Puritan writing, suitable even for a capable 4th grade reader.

This Digital Puritan reprint, based on the Banner of Truth edition, includes the biographical preface of Iain Murray. Over four hundred Scripture references (in the English Standard Version®) are hyperlinked and embedded into the book. No internet connection is required.