Many Christians would like to begin reading the Puritans. But with so many books available, where should someone start?
Perhaps you’ve wanted to check out Puritan writings for a while, or you’ve just recently begun paying attention to encouragements to not be scared off from reading the Puritans. (If you’re not familiar with who the Puritans were, here’s a helpful overview video).
There is much to be gained by reading the works of these 16th and 17th century Reformers. They were immersed in the Scriptures, dedicated to pursuing godliness, and had incredible insight into the human heart.
Reading the Puritans can be more difficult than contemporary writers, but it is not as hard as you might think and you will benefit greatly from your efforts.
Men like John Bunyan, Thomas Brooks, John Owen, Thomas Watson, Richard Sibbes, and many others have left us volumes of invaluable material for spurning us towards personal spiritual revival.