Joel Beeke provides us with a first-class tour of some of the great sites of Reformed theology and spirituality. Here we meet men such as John Calvin, John Brown of Haddington, Thomas Boston and the Erskine brothers. We see their views on subjects such as evangelism, the Law, assurance, faith, guidance, holiness and preaching.
Along with these, Sinclair Ferguson reminds us, ‘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 brings 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. ‘Puritan Reformed Spirituality’ is a tour de force! I hope it will be widely read and enjoyed.’
Joel R. Beeke (Ph.D. Westminster Theological Seminary) is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, pastor of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, editor of The Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, and author of numerous books.