The summer edition of The Digital Puritan is now available. It contains the following articles:
- Self-Denial – in which Isaac Ambrose expounds Mark 8:34, showing that self-denial must be a cardinal feature of Christ’s true disciples.
- The Almost Christian – George Whitefield shows from Acts 26:28 that having the trappings of religion is not the same thing as having true saving faith.
- God’s Regard for His Own Glory, Seen in the Saving of Sinners – in which Stephen Charnock illustrates the rich glory of God as can only be seen in his redemption of sinful men.
- Charity, in Respect of Other Men’s Sins – John Howe teaches from 1 Corinthians 13:6 that believers should never rejoice over the failings or misfortunes of others, and should be predisposed to grant them the benefit of the doubt.
- A Word to the Aged – comforting and insightful teaching from William Bridge for those who have nearly run their course.
Available now for Kindle, Nook, iPad/iPod/iPhone, Kobo, Google Play, and through Lulu (most other e-readers).
Hi; as always I appreciate your work and the quarterly digests!
I have recently begun to transcribe Ralp Robinson’s ‘Christ All in All’ from the PDF on your website; partly as an exercise in meditation, but also to know Christ better, and the sermons in this volume appear very interesting. I’ve searched the web, and it does not appear that anyone else has done so (but would of course love to know, so I would pick something else).
I am wondering if there is a good software program; template, etc., that would facilitate this endeavor? It’s somewhat arduous for sure, and i cant imagine what an exercise final editing will be. (I published a book of poetry a couple years back, and that was tough enough in itself!).
Any suggestions, comments (if any) will be much appreciated. Cheers, Peter
A great and worthy endeavour Peter! Since this particular PDF is a first edition, printed in 1660, optical character recognition has produced a very dirty text file. If it were me, I would take the txt file, load it into MS Word, and begin cleaning the text up from there. When you find words with a medial S (“moft” instead of “most”), you can find-and-replace them all at once. You will have to do this for every word you run into with a medial S, but eventually they will become more and more scarce. It is time-consuming, but at the same time the material is worthy to meditate upon.