by Joel R. Beeke And Randall J. Pederson
A favorite of mine, “Meet The Puritans” by Joel Beeke is a comprehensive introduction to the Puritans, a group of English Protestant Christians who lived in the 16th and 17th centuries. The book provides an in-depth look at their beliefs, practices, and legacy.
Beeke presents the Puritans in a balanced and accurate manner, highlighting both their strengths and weaknesses. He also provides helpful historical context and explanation of the various sects of Puritanism. The book is well-researched and well-written, making it accessible to both scholars and lay readers.
Overall, “Meet The Puritans” is a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning about this important group of Christians and their impact on church history and theology.
“Joel Beeke and Randall Pederson have given us a priceless treasure in this introduction to the Puritans and Puritan literature. My prayer is that [this book] will help spark a new wave of interest in the Puritans, a new appreciation for theology, and especially a revival of their passion for careful biblical exposition.“
—Dr. John MacArthur
“Meet the Puritans is a fascinating compendium, scholarly yet popular and accessible, that Puritan-lovers will value very hightly – and justly so.“
—Dr. James I. Packer
“As furnaces burn with ancient coal and not with the leaves that fall from today’s trees, so my heart is kindled with the fiery substance I find in the old Scripture-steeped sermons of Purian pastors. A warm thanks to the authors of Meet the Puritans for all the labor to make them known.“
—Dr. John Piper