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Puritan Evangelism: A Biblical Approach

ISBN: 9781601780263

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In this book, Joel Beeke investigates how the Puritans proclaimed what God’s Word counsels regarding the salvation of sinners. He describes the preaching of the Puritans (thoroughly biblical, unashamedly doctrinal, experimentally practical, holistically evangelistic, and studiously symmetrical), the primary methods of evangelism (plain preaching and catechetical evangelism), and the inward disposition of the Puritan evangelist (dependent on the Holy Spirit and prayerful).

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  • Examines the Puritan’s biblical understanding of the salvation of sinners
  • Describes the preaching of the Puritans
  • Explores the inward disposition of the Puritan evangelist

Top Highlights

“First, then, Puritan preaching was thoroughly biblical” (Page 9)

“The principle on which experimental religion rests is simply this, that Christianity should not only be known, and understood, and believed, but also felt, and enjoyed, and practically applied.’” (Pages 28–29)

“Puritan preaching confronted the conscience pointedly” (Page 60)

Puritan preaching allowed Scripture to dictate the emphasis for each message” (Page 47)

“Evangelism must rather be conceived as a long-term enterprise of patient teaching and instruction, in which God’s servants seek simply to be faithful in delivering the gospel message and applying it to human lives, and leave it to God’s Spirit to draw men to faith through this message in his own way and at his own speed.’” (Page 74)

This is a well-written, easy introduction to the subject of Puritan evangelism, and an important reminder that gimmicks and showmanship are not God’s way to evangelize.

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Joel R. Beeke is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, pastor of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, and editor of the Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth. He has written, coauthored, or edited over 70 books.


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  1. Joshua Kelley
    Such a great book. This short book is packed with powerful quotes, thoughts and Puritan theology of evangelism for further meditation. Thanks Pastor Joel Beeke.
  2. Forrest Cole

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  3. Jeffrey Ballein
    Loved it. Consise presentation with practical application.


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