Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sibbesian Books

I've edited and modernised three books by Richard Sibbes and Jeremiah Burroughs. They're English puritans which means people will probably assume they're stern and cold, but nothing could be farther from the truth.  The puritans were a divided house and some were hard and moralistic, but some where of a different class.
The Sunshine of the Gospel - Richard Sibbes, is the place to to start. Catch his vision of the Christ who changes hearts from a collection of his sermons.

A Fire Kindled from Heaven - Richard Sibbes, more of Sibbes' portrayal of Christ, our great husband, particularly from The Song of Songs.

Of Lovers and Whores - Jeremiah Burroughs, the sermons of Burroughs on Hosea 2:14-23, where you'll see how the LORD allures us back to himself as we run hard away from him.

You'll be able to tell they're old books but the language has been modernised and updated for today, with footnotes added. The voice of Sibbes and Burroughs lightly edited for today.

Buy from luu.com - check the lulu homepage for a 15-25% discount code

Lulu.com also carry Richard Sibbes' God's Spreading Goodness by Ronald Frost which is a great introduction to the puritans.

Photo: Jonathan Black used by permission.

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