Monday, January 21, 2013

Book Review: Puritan Portraits by J.I. Packer

I received a free copy of this ebook from Cross Focused Reviews in exchange for an honest review.

This book was essentially written "portraits" of seven puritan men who were important throughout history. These written "portraits" exist as introductions in the full length books about theses seven puritans and their written work that were written previously by the author. This book brings it all together in one place giving you a great sampling of each of these men along with some excerpts of their written works.

The book begins with Puritan Pastors at Work. Giving an overall introduction
Then moves onto addressing these pastors in detail.

The puritan men addressed were:
1-Henry Scougal
2-Stephen Charnock
3-John Bunyan
4-Matthew Henry
5-John Owen
6-John Flavel
7-Thomas Boston.

Then ends with Two Puritan Paragons, William Perkins and Richard Baxter.

Overall I found the book to be very informative and interesting.  I learned a lot that I had not known before. It was enough to whet my appetite to want to read more about them. This may have been the books purpose since the full volumes on each individual is available or the purpose may have been to give the reader just enough to get a good overview of these men. It was a good read overall.

You can get a copy of this title from Amazon here.

1 comment:

Shaun Tabatt said...


Thanks for being part of the Puritan Portraits blog tour. We're hopeful that Dr. Packer's book will introduce the Puritans to a whole new generation of readers.

Shaun Tabatt
Christian Focus Publications

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