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Following God Fully An Introduction to the Puritans

Joel Beeke and Michael Reeves. Following God Fully: An Introduction to the Puritans.  Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, April 27, 2020. 4 hours and 47 minutes.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

Who are the Puritans, what did they believe as Christians and what are lessons for Christians for us today from their lives and teaching?  In this audiobook two capable authors present to us an introduction to the Puritans.  I have benefited from previous books written by Joel Beeke and Michael Reeves, two Reformed authors who are pastors that write theologically and yet still practically and the content of this audiobook fits the bill of how they write.  It was really edifying to listen to this.  Please don’t think that because it is about a historical Christian movement that it is going to be dry!  I was encouraged, worshipped God, thankful and challenged and in all things I was blessed as I read this book!  It is fascinating to see that the audiobook is out before the hardcover copy is published (going to come out in 2022).  This seems like it would be great to read as an actual book!  But I’m glad this is also in audiobook form for my edification while I drive!

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A wee-kid Wednesday book review, this afternoon we look at a Christian Children’s book we recommend for your family!  I’m thankful for Michael Coughlin (Twitter, Blog) for letting me know that this series is cheaper on RHB online store).

Athanasius Christian Biographies for Young Readers Series

Simonetta Carr. Athanasius (Christian Biographies for Young Readers Series).  Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, August 22, 2011. 64 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Reformation Heritage Books | Westminster Amazon

Interested in learning about the lives and examples of early Christian believers in Church history?  Since I first learned a little about church history and the Church leader Athanasius, I always thought his life was worth studying more in-depth for not just historical knowledge but encouragement as a Christian for today’s contemporary world.  Now with this book written by Simonetta Carr both adults and children can learn about Athanasius and be edified!  This book is part of the Christian Biographies for Young Readers Series and this is the first volume I read aloud to my three daughters. The book impressed me so much that I am thinking about purchasing more books from this series!

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Can one be a God honoring Christian and also a good soldier?

I was blessed to learn about a Christian name Henry Havelock in Church History.  I never heard of him before until Mike shared this with me.

This isn’t just a story of being a good Christian in the military but a lesson of being a good Christian in whatever calling and vocation God has for you.

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Brad S. Gregory. The History Of Christianity In The Reformation Era. Chantilly, VA: The Teaching Company, July 8, 2013. 18 hours, 47 minutes, 6 seconds.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

This is an audio history lecture produced by The Teaching Company.  It is the second set that I listened to from them.  I got this product largely due to the positive experience with my first lecture series on the topic of ancient warfare.  This present lecture series is on the history of Christianity during the era of the Reformation.  I was more impressed with this lecture series than the first one I listened to and I am looking forward to enjoying more products from this company since they have done a good job picking qualified scholars and experts on the subjects being taught.

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Augustine. The Confessions of Saint Augustine. Escondido, CA: Hovel Audio Inc, February 28, 2006. 12 hours, 48 minutes.

4 out of 5

Purchase: Christian Audio Amazon

This is a classic by the early Church Father name Augustine.  It is an autobiography and the testimony of the long journey of how this famous Bishop came to trust in the Lord.  I struggled to make time to read this book but was delighted to find an unabridged audiobook of this work.  It was a blessing to listen to the audiobook.

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These Banner Board Books for children are awesome!  I plan to review the other two

Rebecca VanDoodewaard.  The Woman Who Loved To Give Books: Susannah Spurgeon. Carlisle, PA: The Banner of Truth Trust, November 10th 2017. 16 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Westminster Amazon

This is the first Banner Board Books for kids that I purchased to read to my young daughters who at that time were five years old and under.  I bought it to introduce godly historical figures from church history that would serve as an example to them.  This particular title was on Susannah Spurgeon the wife of the famous English Preacher Charles Spurgeon.

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If you love Church history and/or if you are familiar with Crossway’s Series of books on Theologians on the Christian Life you might be delighted to know that there was a conference in 2017 that covered some of the Theologians in the series.

Personally I have only read only one of the volume in this series which I have reviewed: Review: Schaeffer on the Christian Life: Countercultural Spirituality by William Edgar.  I do plan to read more from this series.

Here are the videos:

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