Christ Is Best (Pocket Puritans)
Richard Sibbes is, in my opinion, the best introduction to the Puritans. Ever since the day when, as a student, I read his The Bruised Reed, Sibbes has been my favourite. Sibbes never wastes a student's time, wrote Spurgeon, he scatters pearls and diamonds with both hands. Reading him is like standing in the sunshine: he gets into your heart and warms it to Christ.See All
The Puritan preacher Richard Sibbes (1577-1635) really knew how to awaken and invigorate faith, love and joy in Christ in the hearts of his hearers. Taking Paul’s words in Philippians 1:23,24, Sibbes ably shows that we will only begin to desire Christ above all else when we sense how much he loves us sinners, how much he has suffered for our forgiveness, and how unfathomably kind and merciful he is and has been. We love him, because he first loved us (I John 4:19).