Which Puritan Paperback Should I Read Today?

Discussion in 'Puritan Literature' started by Backwoods Presbyterian, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs

    32.4%
  2. The Art of Prophesying by William Perkins

    11.8%
  3. Mystery of Providence by John Flavel

    11.8%
  4. The True Bounds of Christian Freedom by Samuel Bolton

    5.9%
  5. Communion With God by John Owen

    38.2%
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  1. Backwoods Presbyterian

    Backwoods Presbyterian Puritan Board Doctor

    I have not read any of these and am having a hard time picking one.

    Thanks again PB.
     
  2. discipulo

    discipulo Puritan Board Junior

    I’m looking forward to read Jeremiah Burroughs and I found John Flavel priceless,

    but John Owen is my favourite, in case you haven't read this...please do.



    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Death-Christ-Controversy-Universal-Redemption/dp/0851513824]Amazon.com: The Death of Death in the Death of Christ: A Treatise in Which the Whole Controversy about Universal Redemption is Fully Discussed: John Owen, J. I. Packer: Books[/ame]
     
  3. Backwoods Presbyterian

    Backwoods Presbyterian Puritan Board Doctor

    Brilliant work.
     
  4. PresbyDane

    PresbyDane Puritanboard Doctor

    I think Communion with God by John Owen sounds interesting.
     
  5. GTMOPC

    GTMOPC Puritan Board Freshman

    I voted "The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment" by Jeremiah Burroughs

    This book is just brimming with grace.
     
  6. Ivan

    Ivan Pastor

    Read them all.
     
  7. APuritansMind

    APuritansMind Puritan Board Junior


    :ditto:
     
  8. Backwoods Presbyterian

    Backwoods Presbyterian Puritan Board Doctor

    Today!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    :lol:

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    110 views, 14 votes?

    C'n PB!!!
     
  9. Ivan

    Ivan Pastor

    What else are you doing today? :p

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    I think you're running out of time for today, if you haven't started.
     
  10. Backwoods Presbyterian

    Backwoods Presbyterian Puritan Board Doctor

    Girls will be in bed soon...
     
  11. Ivan

    Ivan Pastor

    I see. Good plan.
     
  12. Southern Presbyterian

    Southern Presbyterian Puritan Board Doctor

    I voted for Owen. But I just can't imagine reading an entire book in one day, unless of coarse it's Green Eggs and Ham and I could just barley finish that in a day. Do you know Evelyn Wood? :lol:
     
  13. Backwoods Presbyterian

    Backwoods Presbyterian Puritan Board Doctor

    Kids will be in bed by 7:00 EST. That will give me at least 4 hours of good reading time. Plenty for a 200 pg book.
     
  14. GTMOPC

    GTMOPC Puritan Board Freshman

    Is four hours enough time for you to take in 200 pages for all it's worth?
     
  15. Backwoods Presbyterian

    Backwoods Presbyterian Puritan Board Doctor

    Reading at this stage in my life is more focused towards engorging myself in as much as possible. I'll have time for "getting all its worth" in coming days.

    -----Added 1/4/2009 at 07:36:19 EST-----

    By the way I am 20 pages into Communion with God.

    Thanks all who voted and gave advice!!!
     
  16. GTMOPC

    GTMOPC Puritan Board Freshman

    Understood! :book2:
     
  17. Pilgrim72

    Pilgrim72 Puritan Board Junior

    Ahh. Communion With God is awesome. I chose that one.

    All the choices are great, in my opinion. I haven't read the Perkins yet, though. But I hear it's incredible.

    Burroughs is a blessing to read too. I would read that next.

    And Bolton's book is really good too... and you'll notice right away his intellect and logic are quite impressive.
     
  18. Zeno333

    Zeno333 Puritan Board Freshman

    Wow, I was going to mention Owen's great work also. Owen has a certain writing style though, and some need to drink some coffee before reading him ;) ;)
     
  19. Pilgrim72

    Pilgrim72 Puritan Board Junior

    Coffee is always good though... :coffee:

    But I've found that the more you read of an author you get more and more used to their style, and then before you know it the reading becomes a breeze.

    The first reformed writer I read was Spurgeon. And I remember how difficult it was for me at first. But after a few sermons I was flying through them...
     
  20. Grafted In

    Grafted In Puritan Board Freshman

    Is the Puritan Paperback printing of Communion With God the "revised and abridged" version? If it is, while it might be easier to read, it will not read as deeply or as smoothly as the original work.
     
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