Puritanism is a term which belongs to the past. Can it be a vital possession of the present? There is a revival of interest in the Puritans today. Why? Because they were strongest where the Church today is weakest. They concentrated on right priorities: the Church, the preaching of the Word, and nurturing one's spiritual life. In this book the author seeks to share with the reader his enthusiasm for the Puritans and their writings.
This book is a wonderful introduction to the Puritans--their writings and pastoral work. First published in 1977, it had been out of print since 1980. Lewis deals with the Puritans as counselors, pastors, theologians, and in their private lives. The section on spiritual depression is particularly helpful, and the bibliography at the back of the book alone is invaluable.