We’re planning on doing another Peaking with the Puritans on December 17th at 9ish. Out of the fiery revival that was puritanism a corpus of powerful, English-language, Spirit-saturated writings came forth. The Banner of Truth has been re-publishing the best of these writings in various forms for years. They have a series called Puritan Paperbacks.
Peaking is a reference to a word my friends and I used to throw around to refer to intense spiritual experiences. We misappropriated the term. I now see that I didn’t know what a peak experience was.
So, consider this another invitation to join us for periodic discussions of these great works.
December 17th – Josiah’s Reformation by Richard Sibbes. It’s available at Amazon, Westminster Books, and Monergism Books. Trust me, you’d rather be at our house sipping hot drinks than fighting crowds at the mall. Save your shopping for Christmas Eve.
Books in the pipeline for the new year include A Sure Guide to Heaven by Joseph Alleine, A Lifting Up for the Downcast by William Bridge, and The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs. And we may shake things up this spring and do some “Peaking with the Patristics” by going through books like On the Incarnation of the Word by Athanasius and On Social Justice by Basil.
Theses discussions have been very helpful and I hope you’ll consider joining us. And I’d encourage you to check out some of these books, especially if you’re planning on doing some reading over the holidays.