In Puritan Reformed Spirituality Joel Beeke provides us with a first-class tour of some of the great sites of Reformed theology and spirituality. Here we meet John Calvin, reformer extraordinaire; then we encounter the learned Dr William Ames and the insightful Anthony Burgess. Soon we have travelled north to meet the Scotsmen John Brown of Haddington, the great Thomas Boston and the remarkable brothers, Ebenezer and Ralph Erskine.
Predictably, but happily our guide brigs us to The Netherlands and to the time of the Nadere Reformatie, before taking us back to the New World in the company of the remarkable Theodorus Jacobus Freylinghuysen.
But the climax of this tour is not reached until our trusted guide has brought us to the family roots from which all these theologians and pastors came - to the strong foundations of Christian living in justification by faith and sanctification in life, nourished by the power of biblical preaching.
"Spirituality is a subject much on the minds of people today. With its prevailing secularism and materialism, modern culture has failed to satisfy its consumers. The result is a new interest in discovering and nurturing the inward, spiritual dimensions of human life. This book promotes biblical spirituality through a study of the Reformed and Puritan heritage."
Sinclair B. Ferguson
"The great "high water mark" of personal spirituality in Britain came with the Puritans, so these giants of the faith have many priceless lessons to teach us. What then could be more timely than a work which summarizes for us the core values and practices of Puritan spirituality? Dr. Beeke does this in a solid, attractive, scholarly yet readable fashion in this book."
-The British Church Newspaper
"This book will inform and stimulate your mind, it will also challenge and encourage your devotional life. The author fulfills his goal 'of wedding scriptural knowledge and heartfelt piety'."
-The Baptist Union of Scotland Connect Magazine
"The book would be worth buying for the historical material alone - Beeke writes with an infectious love for the history and theology of the Reformation and post Reformation tradition - but it is doubly valuable as an exercise in understanding the experimental Calvinism of which the Puritans were exemplars."
-The Banner of Truth