Meet the Puritans by Joel Beeke and Randall Pederson

Meet the Puritans: With a Guide to Modern Reprints by Joel Beeke and Randall Pederson. This book is 820 pages long. I took away several things. The Puritans suffered. They did not have it easy. Many came from large families. In those families, many people did not make it to adulthood. Persecution was normal. These were men of principle and integrity and learning.

My favorite takeaway is a handful of books that I would like to read in the coming years. The top two are:

  • Memoirs of Thomas Halyburton is one of those books. Charles Hodge said it was "worthy of a place in every family" p. 344.
  • William Gutherie's book The Christians Great Interest. Thomas Chalmers claimed the best book I ever read p. 207. 

Mark Dever offered two years ago advice that I have put into practice. On longer theological books if I read ten pages a day, I can get through it in a short time. Eighty-two days and I should have finished. It didn't get done that quickly, yet I am glad I started and stuck through to the end.



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