Monday, January 21, 2008

Are you up for the challenge?

There are many reading challenges on the Internet. Here's an interesting one. Only John Bunyun is a familiar name.

One Puritan book a month.
"Here is the line-up of books we are reading this year:

January: The Bruised Reed by Richard Sibbes (128 pp)
    Martyn Lloyd-Jones says of this book: "I shall never cease to be grateful to Richard Sibbes who was balm to my soul at a period in my life when I was overworked and badly overtired, and therefore subject in an unusual manner to the onslaughts of the devil. I found at that time that Richard Sibbes, who was known in London in the early seventeenth century as "The Heavenly Doctor Sibbes" was an unfailing remedy. The Bruised Reed quietened, soothed, comforted, encouraged, and healed me".
February: The Mystery of Providence by John Flavel (221 pp)
March: The Godly Man’s Picture by Thomas Watson (252 pp)
April: Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices by Thomas Brooks (253 pp)
May: Come and Welcome to Jesus Christ by John Bunyan (225 pp)
June: The Mortification of Sin by John Owen (130 pp)
July: A Lifting Up for the Downcast by William Bridge (287 pp)
August: The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs (228 pp)
September: The True Bounds of Christian Freedom by Samuel Bolton (224 pp)
October: The Christian’s Great Interest by William Guthrie (207 pp)
November: The Reformed Pastor by Richard Baxter (256 pp)
December: A Sure Guide to Heaven by Joseph Alleine (148 pp)

The twelve Puritan Paperbacks together in one bundle, saving you 36% off the retail price can be purchased here. The 12 books retail for $101.00, and Reformation Heritage Books is selling them for only $65.00. And of course, you can always try the library.

The idea comes from Provocations and Pantings, and he will be providing some biographical and historical information at his blog.

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