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The Devoted Life
on October 17, 2007
I suppose this book is good for what it is, but I expected something a bit different from the summaries and the reviews I read about it. I think a more appropriate name for the book would be "A Reflection of the Puritan Classics" instead of "An invitation to..."
I say this because If i wanted someone to read the bible, I wouldnt hand them a Mathew Henry or J. Vernon Mcgee commentary and consider that an invitation to reading the bible. That is what this book is though. It is, basically, a commentary and review on some of the Puritan writings. I only recommend this book to people, contrary to the title of the book, who are very very familiar with the writings that the author(s) review on, otherwise it is very dull, dry and hard to understand. For instance, go read "The Reformed Pastor" by Baxter (and the other writings featured in this book) before purchasing this (text) book.