In this book, J.I. Packer, one of the leading authorities on the Puritans, introduces us to their rich theology and deep spirituality. In doing so, he brings them alive in an inspiring way to encourage a new generation to experience their delights. Packer gives us profiles of John Flavel, Thomas Boston, John Bunyan, Matthew Henry, Henry Scougal, John Owen and Stephen Charnock, with two closer portraits of William Perkins and Richard Baxter.
"... here are thoughtful introductions to some key Puritan thinkers and their works, along with a Puritan manifesto for today's pastors. This is vintage Packer. In an age of trendy fluff, here is solid food for the church and for the soul."
- Carl R. Trueman, Paul Woolley Professor of Historical Theology and Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary
"With characteristic ease of style, clarity of thought, and theological insight, Dr Packer introduces us to the life and thought of seven of the all-time masters of what one of them called 'the life of God in the soul of man'... a treat for anyone with healthy spiritual taste buds."
- Sinclair B. Ferguson, Associate Preacher, St Peter's Free Church, Dundee, Scotland