Looking at heaven through the eyes of the Puritans Boston, Baxter and Bunyan
Heaven in your eye and earth on your heart is basic to Puritan thought.
It is the notion of heaven energizing life on earth, whilst we journey to the celestial city through God’s grace. Boston, Baxter and Bunyan were typical of the Puritans who were shepherds and soldier-pilgrims, energized on earth by their passion for heaven. They lived in times of angst like ours and faced critical questions about the Church, as we also do. Steve Donald takes the reader on a voyage of rediscovery, looking at heaven through the eyes of Boston, Baxter and Bunyan. His aim: to energize our lives with the vision of heaven that inspired these men in their earthly ministry.
Here is a call to individual Christians to maintain their concern for holy living and to pastors and church leaders to stand up and be counted.
‘Let us fix our eyes on Jesus… who for the joy set before him endured the cross, despising the shame.’ (Hebrews 12:2) From the Preface by Philip Hacking
Steve Donald has spent over twenty-five years in pastoral ministry in urban parishes in Cheshire, Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria. He is married to Gloria and has two daughters and one grandson. He spent three years working as teacher in secondary schools in Liverpool and Nottingham. Before ordination he worked for five years as a schools worker in Lancaster for a trust connected to Capernwray Bible School. Born in the North-East of England of mining background he now lives and works as a vicar in Carlisle.