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Puritan Heroes recounts the stories of twenty-one people who continued to carry forth the ideas of the Reformation in England and New England. Called "Puritans" due to their desire to live a pure life, they emphasized the need for an individual relationship with Christ and evidenced a joyful passion for God and His Word in their lives. Chapters include a narrative story from the person's life and an informative biographical overview sprinkled with full-color photos of places, buildings, historic artwork, portraits, and pamphlets. An introduction to the Puritans, a closing chapter on what we can learn from the Puritans, a glossary, timeline, and chapter-by-chapter study questions are also included. 207 glossy pages, hardcover.
|Title: Puritan Heroes|
By: Glenda Mathes, Joel R. Beeke
Number of Pages: 190
Vendor: Reformation Heritage Books
Publication Date: 2018
|Dimensions: 8.5 X 11 (inches)|
Weight: 2 pounds 1 ounce
Stock No: WW786371
What can we learn from them today?
The Puritan movement began in England during the sixteenth century and continued all the way into the early eighteenth century. Although the Church of England was formed as a result of the Reformation, the Puritans believed it needed much more reform. Puritan Heroes is a beautifully illustrated book that gives the reader an idea of what the Puritan movement was about and offers a glimpse into the lives of more than twenty of its most well-known leaders (among them William Perkins, Richard Sibbes, Thomas Goodwin, Anne Bradstreet, and Jonathan Edwards).
The book concludes with ten important lessons readers can learn from the Puritans and study questions to help them retain these fascinating stories and assist them in applying the lessons to their lives. It also features a bibliography to encourage further study in greater depth, as well as a glossary and timeline to help readers understand historical context. Written for children and young people, it will prove a suitable introduction to the Puritans for adults as well.
Table of Contents:
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 Gods Love
10. John Eliot: Apostle to the Indians
11. Thomas Shepard: Gods Story
12. Thomas Brooks: Soul Servant
13. Anne Bradstreet: Pilgrim Poet
14. Richard Baxter: Gods Pen
15. John Owen: Gods Navigator
16. Christopher Love: Presbyterian Martyr
17. John Bunyan: Traveler and Prisoner
18. John Flavel: Providences Servant
19. John Howe: Living Temple
20. Joseph Alleine: Gods Arrow
21. Matthew Henry: Bible Commentator
22. Jonathan Edwards: In the Hands of a Loving God
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