Meet the Puritans invites modern readers—laymen and scholars alike—into the world of the Puritans. The work covers preachers from England, Scotland, Holland, and America, as it takes readers back to the peoples, places, and events of the Puritan era. The format of the book is simple, providing snapshots of the Puritans. Its breadth is comprehensive, covering English and American Puritans, the Scottish Divines, and the Dutch Further Reformation. This is a must read—and re-read—for those seeking encouragement in a day when standing for truth might come with similar social and criminal costs as it did for the Puritans.
In the eighteenth century, a carnal, Welsh clergyman bought an item at the fair. The vender wrapped his purchase in a page ripped out of an old Puritan book. As the clergyman unwrapped his item, he began to read the writing on the torn paper. There was enough gospel truth on that one small page of a Puritan book to save him, and it did. That day he discovered that his true treasure was the gospel truth written on the Puritan parchment.
Puritan works are a treasure trove of gospel riches. But sometimes finding the right Puritan author and the right Puritan work is like rummaging through hay in search of a needle. Not anymore. Joel Beeke and Randall Pederson have combined their efforts to produce an excellent compendium of Puritan works.