Following God Fully: An Introduction to the Puritans

Joel BeekeMichael Reeves

Reformation Heritage Books

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Who are the Puritans? Why are they important for me today? If you have asked questions like these and still await adequate answers, this book is for youFollowing God Fully provides a basic introduction to the Puritans that reveals a people intent on pursuing God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength. Joel R. Beeke and Michael Reeves introduce us to nine Puritan stalwarts that we all should be familiar with. Then they show us the practical contribution the Puritans made in discussing doctrines related to God, salvation, church, and daily life. Read this book and be moved to following God fully like the Puritans.  

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Table of Contents:

PART ONE: Who Were the Puritans?

  1. The Myth and Foundation of Puritanism
  2. The Story of Puritanism
  3. Puritanism Defined
  4. Why Puritan Teaching Today?
  5. Why the Puritan Lifestyle Today?

PART TWO: Puritan Stalwarts

  1. William Perkins (1558–1602)
  2. Richard Sibbes (1577–1635)
  3. Thomas Goodwin (1600–1680)
  4. John Eliot (1604–1690)
  5. John Owen (1616–1683)
  6. John Bunyan (1628–1688)
  7. John Flavel (1628–1691)
  8. Matthew Henry (1662–1714)
  9. Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758)

PART THREE: The Triune God and His Saving Work

  1. Communion with God
  2. God the Father: Predestination, Creation, and Providence
  3. Christ the Mediator
  4. Christ the Compassionate Intercessor
  5. The Holy Spirit
  6. Covenant Theology

PART FOUR: A Saved and Holy People

  1. Regeneration
  2. Faith and Repentance
  3. Union with Christ and Justification
  4. Adoption
  5. Sanctification
  6. Assurance of Salvation
  7. Perseverance
  8. Heaven, A World of Love

PART FIVE: Christ’s Bride

  1. Church and Worship
  2. The Lord’s Supper
  3. Church Offices and Government
  4. The Lord’s Day
  5. Preaching
  6. Listening to Sermons
  7. Pastoral Counseling
  8. Evangelism

PART SIX: Puritans in Daily Life

  1. Meditation and Prayer
  2. Conscience
  3. Marriage
  4. Child-Rearing
  5. Work as a Calling

PART SEVEN: The Puritans for Today

  1. Learning from Puritan Faults
  2. Lessons from the Puritans for Today
  3. How Should We Begin Reading the Puritans?


  • Pages: 168
  • Type: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9781601786524
  • Published: January 2022