I love puritan writers. I admire their dedication to and love for the Christian life. I greatly esteem the way they loved, lived and breathed the Holy Scriptures. And I aspire to dive deep into the depths of biblical theology as they did. My dear friend Ben Zornes, who also shares a love of puritans, first ignited my interest in these men and their writings. He has often said that the reason he loved the puritans is because they seemed to have a spiritual finger on their pulse, that is to say, they had a constant watch on what their desires, affections, lives and theology were focused on.
So you can imagine my excitement when the guys at Bring the Books posted a collection of free puritan books on their blog. Please check them out.
“The very design of the gospel doth tend to self-abasing; and the work of grace is begun and carried on in humiliation. Humility is not a mere ornament of a Christian, but an essential part of the new creature: it is a contradiction to be a sanctified man, or a true Christian, and not humble.” ~ Richard Baxter