Friday, May 7, 2010

Voices From the Past

Yesterday’s meditation was taken from a newly published collection of various Puritan writings titled Voices From the Past.  It is published by Banner of Truth, which as far as I am concerned is the most trustworthy of all Christian publishers today.  If a book bears the Banner of Truth label (a Whitefield-like herald of the gospel), you can be assured it is worthy of your time and your money.  The Banner of Truth Trust was established some sixty years ago by Iain Murray and Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones.  Their goal was to republish the best works of the great Puritan teachers of the 17 century.  Over the past fifty years there has been a great resurgence of interest in their writings, and Banner of Truth has been instrumental in this movement.  Voices From the Past uses the traditional format of one devotional reading for each day of the year.  But the quality of the daily readings is exceptional!  Voices is a fine way to be introduced to some of the greatest writers of Christian literature in the history of the Church.  Authors cited include the peerless genius Jonathan Edwards, John Owen (a favorite of mine and countless others), John Flavel, the brilliant Stephen Charnock, Richard Sibbes, William Gurnall, Thomas Lye (a new and delightful discovery for me), the great John Bunyan, Thomas Brooks, Richard Baxter, and many others.  What a feast for the soul!

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