Favorite Reformed/Puritan Authors

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  1. Dr. Bob

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    Wonder who YOU read? I am convinced that the antidote to weak churches and easy-believism is a return to a proper perspective of a sovereign God and the doctrines of Grace.

    A.W. Pink in his Sovereignty of God is probably the classic book and I've not been disappointed in any of Pink's works. His "Gleanings" series on the life of various Bible characters are excellent.
     
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    Great topic on just about my favorite subject:

    Great Books About the Puritans:

    Worldly Saints by Leland Ryken. One of my favorite books. If you are not familiar with the puritans, start here.

    The Puritan Papers (I think there's four volumes now)

    The Puritans by Martyn Lloyd-Jones.

    Quest for Godliness by JI Packer

    The Grace of Law by Ernest Kevan

    Puritan and Reformed Spirituality by Joel Beeke (availible at no charge here)---> GREAT BOOK


    Great Puritans worth reading:

    Jonathan Edwards (though technically not a Puritan)
    Thomas Watson
    Richard Baxter
    Jeremiah Burroughs
    William Ames
    John Owen
    Thomas Manton
    Thomas Vincent
    Ralph Venning
    Richard Steele

    Had read some of all of these with great profit.


    And some other great Reformed authors, though not Puritan, that I read

    Robert L. Dabney
    John Calvin
    Louis Berkhof
    William Cunningham
    Martyn Lloyd-Jones
    Iain Murray

    and I could go on & on. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [ December 06, 2004, 01:10 PM: Message edited by: Monergist ]
     
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    My top favorites would be Edwards, Calvin & Watson.

    Edwards is very challenging but very much worth the effort.

    Calvin's Institutes is priceless. When I feel spiritually dull and dry, for some reason it lifts me up.

    Watson is warm and earthy, devotional yet instructive. He must have been a dynamite preacher.
     
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    Like Lloyd-Jones, Spurgeon, Calvin, Watson, and as you mentioned Monergist, could go on and on.....
     
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    RC Sproul, Calvin, Edwards, Luther, ...
     
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    Read anything by John Piper you can get your hands on. He is a wonderful pastor and his books are 3-times through a page (read the same page 3 times to be sure you caught it)
     
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    Monergist posted:

    so what's the catch then?
     
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    No catch.

    Its being published to raise funds for a seminary. There's a small note sent with the book telling about the building project. That's it.
     
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    Monergist,

    I doubt they would want to post it to England then. :(

    Sheila
     
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    That I don't know... [​IMG]
     
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    Piper is good, and his appreciation for the Puritans shows through in his writings.

    Another writer who makes a lot of application from the Puritans and is easy to read is Jerry Bridges.
     
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    Monergist,

    I followed the link through and they charge $6.00 for postage to me in England. [​IMG] So it is ordered now. Thank you for posting the link and for all the other recommendations.

    God Bless

    Sheila
     
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    I just noticed that Banner of Truth has re-printed
    Iain Murray's biography of AW Pink. I haven't read it, but if its like Murray's other writings I'm sure that it is quite good.
     
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    This is my favourite thread here. [​IMG] I am finding out about authors I have never heard of before. [​IMG]

    Monergist, I checked out B.O.T U.K. and the biography you mentioned is over £13.00 there, so I will have to wait awhile. I haven't got around to reading biographies but they do sound interesting. Maybe once I have finished my dissertation... :D I am begining to think life begins after dissertation, LOL.

    Anyway, many thanks to all who have contributed recommendations. Don't stop as I am sure others are enjoying this thread also.

    God Bless

    Sheila
     
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    It looks like $6.00 shipping is all it would cost
     
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    Roger,

    Yes, I am quite happy with that. I have come across other offers which were only valid in the U.S., so I am really pleased I am eligable for this one. [​IMG]

    I hope to be doing a lot of reading (studying) today. :D

    Blessings

    Sheila
     
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    I've heard a lot of good stuff about Joel Beeke. He was at a few seminars recently in England that the pastor from the church I'm at was attending. He's also involved with the met tab a fair bit too. I'm sure it'll be a fine book.

    Sheila where bouts in UK are ya mate?
     
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    Rich,

    I am in Gloucestershire.

    Blessings

    Sheila
     
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    two good books by Puritans:

    A DEFENSE OF THE SINCERE AND TRUE TRANSLATIONS OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES INTO THE ENGLISH TONGUE by Puritan William Fulke (1538-1589)

    A DISPUTATION ON HOLY SCRIPTURE AGAINST THE PAPISTS by Puritan William Whitaker (1547-1595)
     
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    Oh ok Sheila. I've never been there. I hear its really nice mind...

    If ever you're in london on a sunday check out the Met Tab. I think you'll like it. I don't go there anymore but I recommend it.
     

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