Puritan Heroes

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Authors: Glenda Faye Mathes, Joel R. Beeke

A masterful summary of the pick of the Puritans, introducing a new generation to a gospel-centered, life-embracing, family-oriented people, and yes people who enjoyed life instead of the dour, sour, and twisted folk that a hundred years of prejudicial narratives have made them out to be. I wish it every success in dispelling the myths that plague these godly men and women. --Derek W. H. Thomas, senior minister, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina

How refreshing it is to step into the past. We need perspective and we need heroes. This book provides both. Richly illustrated, these brief but substantive biographies point us to faithful and fruitful servants. They remind us of our calling to be disciples. They encourage us to press on through trials and suffering. They remind us to be joyful and grateful for all that God has done. Above all, they remind us to keep our eyes fixed on the one Hero, our faithful Lord and Savior. --Stephen J. Nichols, president, Reformation Bible College, and chief academic officer, Ligonier Ministries

 

Contents:

Preface

Timeline

1. Who Were the Puritans?

2. Richard Greenham: Puritan Pioneer

3. William Perkins: Father of Puritanism

4. William Ames: Calvinist and Congregationalist

5. Richard Sibbes: Warm Heart

6. John Cotton: New England Leader

7. Thomas Hooker: Connecticut Founder

8. Jeremiah Burroughs: Gem of Contentment

9. Thomas Goodwin: Swallowed by God's Love

10. John Eliot: Apostle to the Indians

11. Thomas Shepard: God's Story

12. Thomas Brooks: Soul Servant

13. Anne Bradstreet: Pilgrim Poet

14. Richard Baxter: God's Pen

15. John Owen: God's Navigator

16. Christopher Love: Presbyterian Martyr

17. John Bunyan: Traveler and Prisoner

18. John Flavel: Providence's Servant

19. John Howe: Living Temple

20. Joseph Alleine: God's Arrow

21. Matthew Henry: Bible Commentator

22. Jonathan Edwards: In the Hands of a Loving God

23. Conclusion

Appendix A: Glossary

Appendix B: Timeline

Appendix C: Study Questions

Bibliography

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