Interest in the Puritans continues to grow, but many people find reading these giants of the faith a bit unnerving. This series seeks to overcome that barrier by presenting Puritan books that are convenient in size and unintimidating in length. Each book is carefully edited with modern readers in mind, smoothing out difficult language of a bygone era while retaining the meaning of the original authors. Books for the series are thoughtfully selected to provide some of the best counsel on important subjects that people continue to wrestle with today.
Titles Included in This Set
About the Authors
William Greenhill (1598–1671) was member of the Westminster Assembly and a prominent preacher among Congregationalists. Several of his works have been reprinted by Soli Deo Gloria Publications.
George Swinnock (1627–73) was an English Puritan, known for his vivid illustrations of biblical truth. His complete works have been reprinted in five volumes by Banner of Truth Trust.
John Flavel (1628–91) was an English Puritan minister in the thriving seaport of Dartmouth. His complete works have been reprinted in six volumes by Banner of Truth Trust.
Jeremiah Burroughs (1599–1646) was a member of the Westminster Assembly and a prominent preacher among Congregationalists. Several of his works have been reprinted by Soli Deo Gloria Publications.
4 Volumes | 546 Pages
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
Publication Date: 2011-2013
ISBN 13: 9781601781185, 9781601780720, 9781601781321, 9781601782328
Stop Loving the World
by William Greenhill
“'Don’t let the world squeeze you into its mold' is a modern paraphrase of Paul’s warning in Romans 12:2 regarding conformity to this world. William Greenhill’s sermon, carefully edited in this volume and made more digestible by introducing separate chapters to the Puritan’s lengthy discourse, is as timely as it is necessary. Truth is, we are all too much in love with this world and too little in love with the world to come. Worldliness pervades our churches as much as our individual lives and we need to do something about it—quickly. Stop Loving the World is not pleasant reading—for it calls attention to a sin that we would sooner tolerate than mortify; but, if we are serious about godliness, mortify it we must. A book to read slowly, carefully, and prayerfully.”
- Derek W. H. Thomas, John E. Richards Professor of Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary; Minister of Teaching, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS
The Fading of the Flesh and the Flourishing of Faith
by George Swinnock
“This wonderful little book, written with charm, simplicity, and clarity by George Swinnock is bound to prove both a delight and a challenge to any Christian who values the riches of the gospel. It is a spiritual gem that deserves to be read and re-read. In addition, its charm, simplicity, and clarity make it a perfect entry point to the writings of the pastoral Puritans. Beautifully edited for the modern reader by Dr. Stephen Yuille, The Fading of the Flesh is a rare spiritual treat.”
- Sinclair B. Ferguson
Triumphing Over Sinful Fear
by John Flavel
“One of the great biblical principles which our Reformed and Puritan forefathers lived by may be summed up in these words: It is always better to suffer than to sin. This excellent book by John Flavel, now reissued in up-to-date style, gives solid reasons why every believer in Christ must seek to correct his fear of man by reminding himself of the need to fear God far more. God’s covenant faithfulness will always sustain the Christian. Here is a summons to every child of God to live daily in the fear of the Lord and with a good conscience so as to appear with joy before the Great Judge at the last.”
- Maurice Roberts
Stop Loving the World
by William Greenhill
“Writing with deep pastoral conviction and keen theological precision, Jeremiah Burroughs proves a safe and sure guide into the important subject of contentment—what it means to delight in God’s fatherly disposal in every condition. Wonderfully edited by Phillip Simpson, Contentment, Prosperity, and God’s Glory is a certain blessing for all who seek to find their satisfaction in God’s unsearchable riches.”
- J. Stephen Yuille