Voices from the Past: Puritan Devotional Readings
Over the past fifty years there has been a great resurgence of interest in the writings of the Puritans. The reading of their works has brought great benefit to the people of God in many lands. Christians from many different backgrounds and cultures owe a great debt of gratitude to those faithful pastors and preachers who continue to speak through their writings even though they have long since entered into their heavenly reward. The Puritans really knew how to teach and apply God’s Word in the Spirit’s power!
Richard Rushing has compiled this book of daily devotional readings from his favourite Puritan authors because of the great help he has gained from their Works. “How thrilling it has been for me to read the Puritans on the glory and attributes of God, divine providence, fellowship with God, holiness of life and the mortification of indwelling sin, heavenly mindedness, prayer, evangelistic zeal, and trust in the Lord during times of affliction. At every turn these truths are eloquently taught, faithfully applied, and kindly offered as the subject of sweet spiritual meditation.”
This book is sent forth with the prayer that it will open a door to the vast stores of treasure to be found in the writings of the Puritans and that it will stimulate further exploration of this rich spiritual inheritance.
Authors cited include: Joseph Alleine, Vincent Alsop, Samuel Annesley, Richard Baxter, Thomas Boston, John Bradford, Thomas Brooks, John Bunyan, Jeremiah Burroughes, Thomas Case, Thomas Charles, Stephen Charnock, David Clarkson, William Cooper, Jonathan Edwards, John Flavel, John Gibbon, Thomas Goodwin, William Gurnall, Ezekiel Hopkins, Thomas Lye, Thomas Mallery, Thomas Manton, Matthew Mead, John Owen, Elias Pledger, Samuel Rutherford, John Sheffield, Richard Sibbes, Rev. Mr Simmons, George Swinnock, Samuel Ward, and Thomas Watson.
Includes a Bibliography as well as Author, Topical, and Scripture Indexes
About the Author
Richard Rushing is a graduate of Northwest Baptist Seminary, Tacoma, Washington (now Corban University School of Ministry). He was a pastor in eastern Washington for seven years and now ministers at Bethany Baptist Church, Martinez, California. He and his wife, Diane, have two married children. Richard Rushing had abridged and edited the work of John Owen for some of the Trust’s Puritan Paperbacks series.