An Introduction and Overview of the Puritans. Who Were the Puritans and What Did They Teach? by Dr. Matthew McMahon, Dr. Joel Beeke, Charles Spurgeon, Al Martin, A.W. Pink, Jonathan Edwards, Thomas Watson, Dr. Steven Dilday, Ligonier Ministries, Greg Price, Stephen Charnock, Dr. William Young and Others (Free MP3, Videos, Etc.)
An Introduction and Overview of the Puritans (1 of 18) Who Were the Puritans and What Did They Teach? by Dr. Matthew McMahon (Free MP3)
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Do you like to read the Puritans? I love reading them and cannot express enough how important it is to read some of the great works of these most noble divines. It is not just an exercise in reading, but an adventure in practical and theological piety that procures as a result. How excellent is it to read the best writers on a given subject. The Puritans were no doubt the best. Between the Reformers and the Puritans, nothing even comes close to true Christian piety outside of the Bible. All the major revivals were executed by God under the guise of the same Puritan theological stance, and the same Reformed theology as what you will find in the pages of these books. Drink deep for the well is almost inexhaustible in our day. How wonderful it is that God had providentially seen the reprinting of many of these great classic works and tomes of learning. Come, let us sit together at the feet of the Puritans that we may see Christ better and more intimately in the Scriptures. - Dr. C. Matthew McMahon, Puritan Books: Take and Read Book Reviews, emphases added
18 FREE MP3s: Who Were the Puritans and What Did They Teach? (With A Look At the Best Puritan Books)
The Puritans understood that a mindless Christianity fosters a spineless Christianity. An anti-intellectual gospel quickly becomes an empty, formless gospel that doesn't get beyond "felt needs." That's what is happening in many churches today. Tragically, few understand that if there is little difference between what Christians and unbelievers believe with their minds, there will soon be little difference in how they live. Puritan literature is a great solution to this problem. - Dr. Joel Beeke and Randal Pederson, Meet The Puritans: With a Guide to Modern Reprints, 2006, emphases added
Puritan Books and Literature and Knowing the Lord Jesus Christ More Intimately by Dr. Matthew McMahon (Free MP3, 8 Minutes)
They marry doctrine and practice. The Puritans did this by addressing the mind, confronting the conscience, and wooing the heart.Addressing the mind. The Puritans refused to set mind and heart against each other but taught that knowledge was the soil in which the Spirit planted the seed of regeneration. They viewed the mind as the palace of faith. "In conversion, reason is elevated," John Preston wrote. Cotton Mather said, "Ignorance is the mother not of devotion but of heresy."- Dr. Joel Beeke and Randal Pederson, Meet The Puritans: With a Guide to Modern Reprints, 2006, emphases added
Puritan Books and Literature and Knowing the Lord Jesus Christ More Intimately by Dr. Matthew McMahon (Free Video, 8 Minutes)
With the Spirit's blessing, Puritan writings can enrich your life as a Christian in many ways as they open the Scriptures and apply them practically, probing your conscience, indicting your sins, leading you to repentance, shaping your faith, guiding your conduct, comforting you in Christ and conforming you to Him, and bringing you into full assurance of salvation and a lifestyle of gratitude to the triune God for His great salvation. - Dr. Joel Beeke and Randal Pederson, Meet The Puritans: With a Guide to Modern Reprints, 2006, pp. xix. emphases added.
Puritan Literature and Books: Revealing A Puritan's Mind & Heart, Meet the Puritans By Dr. Joel Beeke (Free MP3)
THOMAS WATSON (PURITAN EXTRAORDINAIRE) ON THE WAY OF SALVATION, ASSURANCE, GOD'S LAW (AN EXPOSITION OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS OR THE DECALOGUE, THE BINDING AND UNCHANGING MORAL LAW OF GOD), SIN, REPENTANCE, FAITH AND THE GOSPEL (FREE REFORMATION AND PURITAN MP3s, VIDEOS, BOOKS, ETC.)
I have to say that without the ministry of Still Waters Revival Books, I would have not had such a fire for the Puritans. I obtained quite a few works by SWRB that were bound photocopies of books back in the day. And I started transcribing parts of them in 1998 which in turn became A Puritan's Mind (aPuritansMind.com). So God has used SWRB greatly in my life. - Dr. Matthew McMahon, Pastor, Author, Seminary Professor, Publisher, etc. (A Puritan's Mind Website, Puritan Publications, The Puritan Shop, etc.), emphases added
Puritan Literature and Books: Revealing A Puritan's Mind & Heart, Meet the Puritans By Dr. Joel Beeke (Free Video)
If you read the Puritans regularly, their focus on the Scriptures becomes contagious. ... the Puritans show how to yield wholehearted allegiance to the Bible's message. Like them, you will become a believer of the living Book, concurring with John Flavel, who said, "The Scriptures teach us the best way of living, the noblest way of suffering, and the most comfortable way of dying." - Dr. Joel Beeke and Randal Pederson, Meet The Puritans: With a Guide to Modern Reprints, 2006, p. xx.
Reading the Puritans by Dr. Joel Beeke (Free MP3)
One of the Best MP3 Introductions to the Puritans! Dr. Joel Beeke co-authored, along with Randall Pederson, one of the most useful books ever written on the Puritans and their writings, in a book entitled Meets the Puritans: With A Guide To Modern Reprints. It is must reading for anyone interested in the Puritans and gives short biographies of many of the Puritans on SWRB's Puritan Hard Drive. Meets the Puritans: With A Guide To Modern Reprints also provides lists of the books written by the Puritans covered in this large 900 page book, as well as providing short summaries for each book (many of these books are also found on SWRB's Puritan Hard Drive, in both PDF and MP3 formats). Dr. Beeke's Meets the Puritans was "The Shepherd's Scrapbook" book of the year for 2006, see http://snipurl.com/rfyl8. This MP3 is like a highly condensed overview of Dr. Beeke's book, Meet the Puritans -- at least as much as it is possible to condense a 900 page book into a 51 minute lecture. It is a splendid lecture that touches on a number of the most important points made in the book Meets the Puritans and anyone who is interested in biblical doctrine and practice (in which the Puritans often excelled) will be spiritually enriched by listening to this MP3.
A Defense of Covenanting, the Puritans and the Solemn League & Covenant, Etc. by Greg Price (21 FREE MP3s & PDFs)
Puritans and the Family By Dr. Joel Beeke (Free MP3 from the Puritan Conference 2010), and Free MP3s By Greg Price, Dr. Voddie Baucham, and Others
THE PURITAN FAMILY BY GREG PRICE (16 FREE MP3s)
The central significance of the principle of worship in Puritanism has been made clear in the opening chapter on "The Nature of English Puritanism" in Horton Davies' standard work on The Worship of the English Puritans (Dacre Press, Westminster, 1948). The importance of the regulative principle of worship for the origin and essential character of the Puritan movement appears in the definition of Puritanism with which Davies opens the chapter: "Puritanism is most accurately defined as the outlook that characterized the radical Protestant party in Queen Elizabeth's day, who regarded the Reformation as incomplete and wished to model English church worship and government according to the Word of God. (p. l). - Dr. William Young, The Puritan Regulative Principle of the Church, emphases added
Why Is Reformed Worship So Important? The Puritans, Covenanters, Reformers & The Regulative Principle Of Worship (RPW) by Dr. Steven Dilday, John Calvin, Greg Price & Others (Free MP3s)
57 Free MP3s: Puritan Worship Series by Greg Price, John Calvin Jonathan Edwards, George Gillespie, W.J. Mencarow, David Steele, Dr. Steven Dilday, Samuel Rutherford, Dr. Reg Barrow and Others
The Puritans On Exclusive Psalmody (Free MP3s, Videos, Books, etc.)
Christmas Condemned By Christ: Puritan Teaching Against Roman Catholic and Pagan Holy Days (Many Free Puritan and Reformed Resources)
On Puritan Books & Literature By Thomas Watson, Richard Sibbes, Dr. Joel Beeke, Dr. Matthew McMahon, et al. (Free MP3s, Videos, and Books)
The Puritans were excellent covenant theologians. They lived covenant theology, covenanting themselves, their families, their churches, and their nations to God. Yet they did not fall into the error of hyper-covenantalism, in which the covenant of grace becomes a substitute for personal conversion. They promoted a comprehensive worldview, a total Christian philosophy, a holistic approach of bringing the whole gospel to bear on all of life, striving to bring every action in conformity with Christ, so that believers would mature and grow in faith. The Puritans wrote on practical subjects such as how to pray, how to develop genuine piety, how to conduct family worship, and how to raise children for Christ. In short, they taught how to develop a 'rational, resolute, passionate piety [that is] conscientious without becoming obsessive, law-oriented without lapsing into legalism, and expressive of Christian liberty without any shameful lurches into license.' Doctrinally, Puritanism was a kind of vigorous Calvinism; experientially, it was warm and contagious; evangelistically, it was aggressive, yet tender; ecclesiastically, it was theocentric and worshipful; politically, it aimed to be scriptural, balanced, and bound by conscience before God in the relationships of king, Parliament, and subjects; culturally, it had lasting impact throughout succeeding generations and centuries until today. - Dr. Joel Beeke, "Why You Should Read the Puritans."
The Preaching of the Puritans by Dr. Joel Beeke, Jonathan Edwards, Greg Price, Charles Spurgeon, Al Martin, A.W. Pink, Dr. Dilday, Charles Bridges, R.L. Dabney, Richard Baxter, et al. (Free MP3s, Videos, etc.)
Read the Puritans and Puritan Books Regularly Because They Focus on the Scriptures By Dr. Joel Beeke (Free Video)
The Puritans (were) burning and shining lights. When cast out by the black Bartholomew Act, and driven from their respective charges to preach in barns and fields, in the highways and hedges, they in a special manner wrote and preached as men having authority.
Though dead, by their writings they yet speak: a peculiar unction attends them to this very hour; and for these thirty years past I have remarked, that the more true and vital religion hath revived either at home or abroad, the more the good old puritanical writings, or the authors of a like stamp... have been called for.
Their works still praise them in the gates; and without pretending to a spirit of prophecy, we may venture to affirm that they will live and flourish, when more modern performances of a contrary cast, notwithstanding their gaudy and tinseled trappings, will languish and die in the esteem of those whose understandings are opened to discern what comes nearest to the scripture standard.
- George Whitefield, from his Works, volume four, pages 306-307, cited from the book Meet The Puritans: With a Guide to Modern Reprints (2006), page xiii, written by Dr. Joel Beeke and Randal Pederson.
Read the Puritans and Puritan Books Regularly Because They Focus on the Scriptures By Dr. Joel Beeke (Free MP3)
'Our books may come to be seen where ourselves shall never be heard. These may preach where the author cannot, and (which is more) when he is not.' This prediction by one of the great Puritans has had many fulfillments. An ungodly Welsh clergyman, shopping at a fair in the eighteenth century, bought an article which happened to be wrapped in a page torn from an old Puritan folio. The reading of that one page led to his sound conversion. As Luther said, 'Satan hates the use of pens,' and never were pens more powerfully wielded in the cause of God than by the Puritan divines of the seventeenth century. Nor have their books outlived their usefulness. Although the original volumes are worn with age, the truths found in them are as fresh as the new formats in which they are now appearing. - Publisher's Foreword to Richard Sibbes' The Bruised Reed.
A Puritan Theology by Dr. Joel Beeke and Mark Jones (Free Video and MP3 at Ligonier.org, Ligonier Ministries)
"In this session, based upon his book A Puritan Theology, Dr. Joel Beeke discusses the puritans' teaching on most major Reformed doctrines, particularly those doctrines in which the Puritans made significant contributions." - Ligonier Ministries
Puritans and Reformers On Dealing With and Destroying Darling Sins (Free MP3s, Video, Books, Etc.)
Suffering and the Sovereignty of God, A Right View of Suffering, and A Puritan Perspective On Suffering (Free MP3s)
Reaching a Hostile Culture, Puritan Evangelism, Paul's Counter Culture and Successful Evangelism, Etc., by Phil Johnson, Paul Washer, Greg Price, Kirk Cameron, Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dr. Matthew McMahon, et al. (Free Reformed MP3s, Videos, etc.)
REPENTANCE BY THOMAS WATSON AND OTHER PURITANS AND REFORMERS (Free MP3s, BOOKS, VIDEOS, etc.)
The Sinfulness and Cure of Thought, Biblical Sanctification, Classic Puritan Sermon by Stephen Charnock (Free MP3)
CLASSIC PURITAN AND REFORMED WORSHIP
"Take heed of all occasions of idolatry, for idolatry is devil-worship. Psalm 106: 37. If you search through the whole Bible, there is not one sin that God has more followed with plagues than idolatry. The Jews have a saying, that in every evil that befalls them, there is uncia aurei vituli, an ounce of the golden calf in it. Hell is a place for idolaters. 'For without are idolaters.' Rev 22: 15. Senesius calls the devil a rejoicer at idols, because the image-worshippers help to fill hell." - Thomas Watson, The Ten Commandments (emphases added), on the Puritan Hard Drive
"By all which, you see where the idolatry of worship lies. The instituting of any, though the smallest part of worship, in and by our own authority, without scripture-warrant, makes it idolatrous, as well as if we worshipped an idol" (Ex: 20:5). - The Works of John Flavel, Vol, 4, p. 527 (on the Puritan Hard Drive).
57 Free MP3s: Puritan Worship Series by Greg Price, John Calvin, W.J. Mencarow, Samuel Rutherford, Dr. Steven Dilday, Jonathan Edwards, Dr. Reg Barrow, John McNaugher, David Steele, George Gillespie and Others
Puritan Worship Series by Greg Price, John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, John Girardeau, David Steele, John McNaugher and Others (57 Free MP3s)
"For nothing is more wicked than to contrive various modes of worship without the authority of the word of God." - John Calvin, Commentary On John
"All things considered, certainly it is no small condemnation of us to behold what an ardent zeal the holy martyrs had in the past, especially in comparison with the nonchalance we demonstrate. For as soon as a poor man of that time got so much as a little taste of the true knowledge of God, he did not hesitate to expose himself to the danger involved in confessing his faith. He would have preferred to be burned alive than to go so far as to commit some outward act of idolatry." - John Calvin
The Distinctiveness of Reformed Worship; Or, Why Is Reformed Worship So Important? by John Knox, Dr. Steven Dilday, John Calvin, Greg Price, William Perkins & Others (Free MP3s) The Puritans, Covenanters, Reformers & The Regulative Principle Of Worship (RPW)
Why Is Reformed Worship So Important? (1 of 2) The Puritans, Covenanters, Reformers & The Regulative Principle Of Worship (RPW) by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
An excellent introductory treatment of classic Reformed teaching about the regulative principle of worship (or what is sometimes called "the Scriptural law of worship"). Contrasts biblical Reformed teaching about worship with Lutheran, Roman Catholic, etc., errors and superstitions.
JOHN KNOX ON THE REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE OF WORSHIP
The matter is not of so small importance, as some suppose. The question is, whether God or man ought to be obeyed in matters of religion? In mouth, all do confess that only God is worthy of sovereignty. But after many -- by the instigation of the devil, and by the presumptuous arrogance of carnal wisdom and worldly policy -- have defaced God's holy ordinance, men fear not to follow what laws and common consent (mother of all mischief) have established and commanded. But thus continually I can do nothing but hold, and affirm all things polluted, yea, execrable and accursed, which God by his Word has not sanctified in his religion. God grant you his Holy Spirit rightly to judge.
- John Knox, Works VI:14 cited in John Knox, True and False Worship, emphases added (Free Online Book)
Why Is Reformed Worship So Important? (2 of 2) The Puritans, Covenanters, Reformers & The Regulative Principle Of Worship (RPW) by Dr. Steven Dilday (Free MP3)
"The Regulative Principle of Worship declares that God alone is sovereign in worship.
The Regulative Principle of Worship simply applies the principles of Calvinism (i.e. God's sovereign Lordship) to worship, whereas the view that what God doesn't forbid in worship is permitted is applying the principles of Arminianism (i.e. man's sovereign lordship) to worship. Just as fallen man naturally seeks to impose his will in salvation (e.g. "I can cooperate with God in salvation", or "I have a natural freedom to choose Christ"), so fallen man naturally seeks to impose his will in worship ("I can cooperate with God in worship by adding what I desire so long as God doesn't specifically forbid it").
But just as God condemns a man-centered salvation, so God condemns a man-centered worship (Col. 2:23 specifically condemns all will-worship, i.e. all worship instituted by man)." - Greg Price, Foundation for Reformation: The Regulative Principle of Worship, and on the Puritan Hard Drive
Regulative Principle of Worship in the New Testament (Free MP3 About The Second Commandment In Covenanter, Puritan and Reformation Worship) by Greg Price (Puritan Worship Series)
Regulative Principle of Worship in the Old Testament (Free MP3 ABout The Second Commandment In Covenanter, Puritan and Reformation Worship) by Greg Price (Puritan Worship Series)
"For God is not worshiped of us, but when it is his will to accept our worship: and it is not his will to accept our worship, but when it is according to his will." - William Perkins, A Golden Chain, or the Description of Theology
SHUNNING UNLAWFUL WORSHIP BY JOHN CALVIN (FREE MP3 AUDIO BOOK)
SOLA SCRIPTURA AND THE REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE OF WORSHIP (Free Book)
Against Antichrist's Innovations In Worship (Free Reformation MP3s, Videos & Books)
Reformed Worship & Singing the Psalms (Free MP3s)
Christmas Is A Roman Catholic Missions Strategy (Free Reformation Resources & Quotes)
Calvinism, or the Sovereignty of God, in Worship (Free Online Books Against Arminianism In Worship)
NEW REFORMED SEMINARY WITH DISTANCE LEARNING, WHICH UPHOLDS SOLA SCRIPTURA, THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD AND THE REFORMATION'S REGULATIVE PRINCIPLE OF WORSHIP! Liberty and Grace Reformed Theological Seminary, Founded By Dr. Steven Dilday.
Gradual Reformation Intolerable: Luther & Calvin On Reforming the Church Against False Teaching and False Worship By Dr. Matthew McMahon, Greg Price, Dr. Steven Dilday, Brian Schwertley & Others (Free)
Top Ten Puritan Hard Drive Reviews (So Far)
by Pastor Paul Washer, Dr. Joel Beeke, Pastor Greg Price, Dr. Voddie Baucham, Pastor Brian Schwertley, Dr. Steven Dilday, Pastor W.J. Mencarow, Dr. Matthew McMahon, Jerry Johnson and Pastor Scott Brown (Director of NCFIC).
PASTOR PAUL WASHER REVIEWS AND RECOMMENDS THE PURITAN HARD DRIVE
"With the Puritan Hard Drive I can now carry one of the largest Puritan and Reformed libraries in my pocket.
No matter where I am, as long as there is some form of power source to operate a computer, I have access to some of the best Puritan and Reformed literature available.
The Puritan Hard Drive is a tremendous blessing. I travel frequently to many parts of the globe. The Puritan Hard Drive allows me to continue my studies on the road with the same depth as when I am seated in my study at home.
The wonderful portability of this massive Puritan library (and remarkable research software) makes the Puritan Hard Drive ideal for missionaries, students, or anyone who needs instant access to the best Reformation study materials in a variety of locations.
There is much more to the Puritan Hard Drive than just convenience, portability and the exceptional quality and extraordinary number of Reformation resources it includes. Even if a minister owned the largest printed Puritan library in the world, he would not be able to properly research the material. However, the KnowledgeBase software on the Puritan Hard Drive provides an effective road map to access the material in ways that are easy-to-use, organized and highly productive. With the click of a button, you can easily do ten hours worth of research in just seconds!
Having the Puritan Hard Drive is like owning the largest Puritan and Reformed Library in the world along with a full time research assistant with his PhD in Puritan Studies from Oxford or Cambridge.
Imagine not only owning the largest Puritan and Reformed library, but having a full-time team of world-class research assistants at your beck and call.
The high level of educational and scholarly functionality, combined with a marvelous library of over 12,500 top Puritan and Reformed resources and an extremely reasonable price, really makes obtaining the Puritan Hard Drive a stewardship issue. It is almost as if God is saying, "Here is a tool that will lead you to more truth faster than ever before. Make the best possible use of it and bring much glory to My Name." (2 Timothy 2:15, Ephesians 5:16).
In the history of extra-biblical study and research tools there has never before been a resource as useful as the Puritan Hard Drive. The immense body of Reformation material (books, MP3s and videos) on the Puritan Hard Drive, along with the phenomenal proprietary software program that is included, makes the Puritan Hard Drive a valuable tool for Reformation in our day.
As a member of the HeartCry Missionary Society, I am witness to the great needs of Christians throughout the globe. Possibly the greatest need is sound Christian literature. Even though many Third World pastors read English, they have very few good books available to them. Even if we could afford to buy each indigenous minister a small library, the cost of shipping would be astronomical. With the Puritan Hard Drive we can provide pastors throughout the globe with one of the most complete Puritan and Reformed libraries at a fraction of the cost.
The Puritan Hard Drive is also ideal for situations where concealment is a priority in countries which are hostile to the Gospel. The Puritan Hard Drive is the most compact way to smuggle the light of over 12,500 Reformation resources (with powerful study software) into the spiritual darkness of those nations that are in most need of Gospel truth."
- Pastor Paul Washer (Missionary, Author, Conference Speaker, etc.) See HeartCry Missionary Society and click here to hear some of Paul Washer's most downloaded free MP3s (sermons), which we highly recommend!
PASTOR GREG L. PRICE REVIEWS AND RECOMMENDS THE PURITAN HARD DRIVE
"I was one of those who had profited much from using the plethora of out-of-print Reformation materials offered by Still Waters Revival Books in the 62 CDs (Puritan CDs and Reformation CDs) for a number of years in my ministry -- works that I could only have found in select libraries (usually hundreds of miles away from my residence).
With the CDs, it took a little while to go to the index of each set, locate the documents I needed, and then find the correct CD. Of course, the time was always well spent in finding that particular document that I needed.
However, now that I have the Puritan Hard Drive, I am able to use my time much more efficiently in finding that particular document I need by quickly searching for it and finding it in a matter of seconds. It's like going from "dial up" to "high-speed" Internet!
And for all of those documents that have a font that are in block letters, I am able to simply cut and paste from the Puritan Hard Drive to my own document with ease.
Amazing surprises do come in small packages!
If you want to understand Reformed theology (i.e., the whole counsel of God) the Puritan Hard Drive is unsurpassed, outside the Bible itself. The First and Second Reformations gave us the most faithful Scriptural teaching and preaching since the time of the Apostles, and there is no other resource, outside Scripture itself, where you can find so much of God's truth as in the Puritan Hard Drive.
May the Lord continue to use this most profitable tool to promote a Third Reformation that encompasses the whole world (Isaiah 2:2-4)!"
- Greg L. Price (Author, Theologian, Covenanted Presbyterian Pastor, USA) Free online books, MP3s and videos by Greg Price and at Sermonaudio (SWRB considers Greg Price to be the most doctrinally sound preacher alive today, because he holds completely to the original Westminster Standards and all the biblical attainments of the Second or Covenanted Reformation.)
"Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing." - Philippians 3:16, which applies just as much to the family, the church and the state, as it does to the individual.
DR. JOEL BEEKE REVIEWS AND RECOMMENDS THE PURITAN HARD DRIVE
"The Puritan Hard Drive is a massive collection of primary Puritan resources, dozens of which are very hard to find anywhere else in the world.
Any lover of Puritan literature, which, more than any other body of literature ever written, powerfully expands our minds, convicts our consciences, allures our hearts, and moves our hands, will find a treasure trove here."
- Dr. Joel R. Beeke, President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (click here for free MP3 seminary lectures and sermons by Dr. Beeke), Author of many important Reformed books (including the must read, Meet the Puritans: With A Guide to Modern Reprints), Editorial Director at Reformation Heritage Books, Editor of the Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth magazine and Pastor of Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.
PASTOR BRAIN SCHWERTLEY REVIEWS AND RECOMMENDS THE PURITAN HARD DRIVE
"I would like to commend our brothers at Still Waters Revival Books for putting together the most complete collection of classic and rare Puritan and Covenanter works.
We should rejoice to see so many long out of print works finally available in an easily affordable and searchable format. No longer do we solely have to wait for expensive reprints to trickle out one at a time, year by year.
Every scholar, pastor, elder and professing Christian should take a great interest in the Puritan Hard Drive, for it sets before us the golden age of Protestant piety, preaching and scholarship. Everyone should benefit from the labors of these dear, departed saints."
- Pastor Brian Schwertley, Westminster Presbyterian Church (Waupaca County, Wisconsin), Author, Debater, Theologian, Conference Speaker, etc. Free MP3 sermons and free reformed books by Brian Schwertley are here, here, here and here.
JERRY JOHNSON REVIEWS AND RECOMMENDS THE PURITAN HARD DRIVE
"If you search the Internet for Reformed and Puritan works you will inevitably see a banner for a product called the Puritan Hard Drive. I often thought, "why would I want to purchase a hard drive when so much of the information (probably) contained on it could be easily found with a free search on the Internet?" Was I ever wrong!
The Puritan Hard Drive is the best resource money can buy.
It is easy, simple to use and the search feature cut down my time searching web pages that had absolutely nothing to do with the query I typed into the search engine. Not to mention a lot of the material is not accessible on the Internet.
To have so many books and articles at my fingers-tips is both truly amazing and a blessing. The Puritan Hard Drive just added thousands of volumes that I never could afford, nor store, to my library.
If you, like me, love the Puritans and Reformed theology, then the Puritan Hard Drive is simply a resource that you cannot live without."
- Jerry Johnson (President of Nicene Council, Seminary Professor, Author, Video Producer, etc.) See Amazing Grace: The History & Theology of Calvinism and The Myth of Neutrality (free video at Against the World).
PASTOR W. J. MENCAROW REVIEWS AND RECOMMENDS THE PURITAN HARD DRIVE
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If necessary, sell what you have (that does not draw you closer to God) to get the Puritan Hard Drive, and prayerfully use it until you become, by the Lord's sovereign and sanctifying grace, the most extraordinary Christian you can be (for His glory!)."
- W.J. Mencarow (Author, Pastor of Reformation Church, Boerne, Texas [San Antonio area] with free MP3 sermons on Sermonaudio,
Editor of The Paper Source Journal, etc. Pastor Mencarow has also been interviewed on numerous radio and TV programs (including "Good Morning America"), most networks and in major U.S. newspapers and magazines.
We also recommend that you listen to what may be the best audio commentary ever recorded, on the book of Revelation, by W.J. Mencarow (100+ free MP3s as of this writing), on Sermonaudio.
DR. C. MATTHEW McMAHON REVIEWS AND RECOMMENDS THE PURITAN HARD DRIVE
"In the history of the church's sanctification I don't believe there has been a more valuable extra-biblical resource and tool than the Puritan Hard Drive.
It holds some of the most priceless Reformed works of God-centered and Christ-glorifying truth that were ever penned.
Most students, ministers and scholars of the Bible would never personally acquire even half the literal number of books on the Puritan Hard Drive, much less the extreme caliber of its contents.
In God's providence modern day Christians have been chosen to be the recipients of both a theological and practical blessing. May we not squander it."
- Matthew McMahon, Ph.D., A Puritan's Mind (Pastor, Author, Seminary Professor, etc.) Over 200 free MP3s by Dr. McMahon are free online at Sermonaudio.
DR. VODDIE BAUCHAM REVIEWS AND RECOMMENDS THE PURITAN HARD DRIVE
I want you to know that I have enjoyed my Puritan Hard Drive immensely!
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To have that much information from a consistent, biblical, orthodox, and gospel-centered point of view is simply astonishing.
Anyone who admires the Puritans simply must have the Puritan Hard Drive.
From Pastors to Ph.D. candidates, there is simply nothing else out there that puts so much at your fingertips.
What an amazing tool for pastors... thank you for your work.
Soli Deo Gloria!
AND THIS LATER COMMENT FROM DR. BAUCHAM:
I was in Zambia showing it to Conrad Mbewe (the Spurgeon of Africa) and he absolutely fell in love with it. I simply had to leave it there.
It is a valuable tool, and I meant everything I said about it. All of our guys love it.
We'll probably start buying them for our interns and leadership/elder training students as well.
Soli Deo Gloria!"
- Dr. Voddie Baucham, Jr., Grace Family Baptist Church (Spring, TX). Free MP3s by Dr. Baucham. Also see Voddie Baucham on CNN - NO COMPROMISE on Feminism (free video) and Parenting (an amazing free MP3 on training children) by Dr. Baucham (one of best messages on parenting we have ever heard! It's the first free MP3 on this page, entitled, "Parenting (Amazing Free MP3 on Training Children) by Voddie Baucham")
PASTOR SCOTT BROWN REVIEWS AND RECOMMENDS THE PURITAN HARD DRIVE
|Amazing 54 Second Puritan Hard Drive Video Review by Pastor Scott Brown, Director of the National Center For Family Integrated Churches
Transcript for the video above:
Scott Brown: Hey Reg Barrow, this is Scott Brown. I'm doing a conference on the Baptist Confession of 1689, and just right after I gave my last message, this guy comes up to me, and he asks me a question about the Puritan Hard Drive. So, what did you ask?
Tall Guy: Scott, this is a simple question: What do you think of the Puritan Hard Drive?
Scott Brown: I love it. You have to get it. It's the best thing. It's the best for the money you'll ever get anyplace for books
Tall Guy: Okay. Here's a question, 'cause I've read a little bit about it. But tell me about the Search Engine. Is it, do you type in an author, do you type in a word, a topic, what do you do?
Scott Brown: Yes, yes, author, topic. It's so easy, it will take you to anything you want. It's absolutely phenomenal.
Tall Guy: Have you exhausted the resources?
Scott Brown: You cannot exhaust them. It's impossible. It's so vast. But I'm telling you, as far as a research tool, it's second to none. Unbelievable stuff. And the search, the search function is just beautiful.
Tall Guy: Alright, thank you.
Scott Brown: There you go.
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More on the Puritan Hard Drive by Pastor Scott Brown
"Still Waters Revival Books has performed an astonishing feat in pulling together a massive collection of books and other resources.
Let me tell you how absolutely fantastic the Puritan Hard Drive really is.
This is a treasure trove for a local church pastor.
The search ability is beyond my expectation.
I was just on the island of Iona where Columba established a missionary outpost sending evangelists all over Britain. Searching the hard drive for "Columba" added much to my understanding of this great leader through the eyes of Spurgeon and many others.
Thank you so much... for going to the trouble to make this available.
I am greatly improved by it and I anticipate the pace of worldwide reformation to be improved as well."
I blogged about it here:
Below is the blog post from the link above:
"On my way across the ocean to study the reformation with Doug Phillips, I did not have a suitcase of books as I usually do. I was lamenting that fact at the airline ticket counter and my daughter Claudia said to me, "Papa, close your eyes and step into the new world." Well, let me confess: on my computer I have approximately 13,000 puritan and reformed books which I have acquired through my son downloading ebooks and a gigantic collection put together by Reg Barrow from Still Waters Revival Books. I am now like Abdul Kassem Ismael, Grand Vizier of Persia who, in the tenth century, carried his library with him wherever he went. The 117,000 volumes were carried by 400 camels which were trained to walk in alphabetical order."
- Pastor Scott Brown (M.Div.), Hope Baptist Church (NC, USA), Director of the National Center for Family Integrated Churches (NCFIC), and Conference Speaker (who speaks at conferences alongside other Reformed ministers like Joel Beeke, Paul Washer, Doug Phillips, Jeff Pollard, et al.) See Tear Down Your Father's Idol: The Rough Road to Real Reformation and Paganism, Syncretism, in the Church, Family and Education by Scott Brown (free MP3). Click here to see an additional short video of Scott Brown talking with a friend about the Puritan Hard Drive.
DR. STEVEN DILDAY REVIEWS AND RECOMMENDS THE PURITAN HARD DRIVE
"For a number of years now, I have followed, and benefited from, the work of Still Waters Revival Books, particularly the Reformation and Puritan Bookshelf CD sets... and now the Puritan Hard Drive.
The Puritan Hard Drive is a remarkable accomplishment!
The common Christian can now have a world-class Presbyterian and Reformed library at his fingertips, for only pennies per volume.
I do not think that it is an exaggeration to say that the Puritan Hard Drive presents an historic and singular opportunity.
The works on the Puritan Hard Drive have been invaluable to me in sermon preparation and in improving personal and familial piety. If these had been the only blessings attached to the reading of these documents, the expense (even if it had been much greater) would have been justified; but there is more here.
In this present time, a great many Presbyterians (particularly in North America) have forgotten and implicitly (perhaps unwittingly) rejected their Presbyterian heritage. Strangely, Westminster confessing churches have rejected the theological distinctives of the Westminster Standards.
Although the Westminster Assembly produced a beautiful statement of soteriological Calvinism, the histories clearly demonstrate that soteriology was not the principle focus, nor chief interest, of the Assembly. The Westminster Assembly was primarily concerned with uniformity in worship (in accordance with the Regulative Principle), the form of church government (Presbyterianism jus divinum), and Church-State relations (the Establishment Principle). It is a sad irony that the great and distinctive attainments of the Westminster Assembly have been ignored and rejected by so many Westminster confessing churches.
However, we may yet entertain the hope that these great attainments are rejected largely because of ignorance. The best books on these subjects have not been readily available; but (thanks be to God) they are available again on the Puritan Hard Drive.
For anyone interested in recovering our Presbyterian and Reformed past, the Puritan Hard Drive is a must.
It is my hope and prayer that the Puritan Hard Drive will be used by God to bring to light the things that were hidden, to call to remembrance the things that were forgotten."
- Dr. Steven Dilday, Pastor of Liberty and Grace Reformed Church in Northern Virginia (free MP3 sermons online at http://www.sermonaudio.com/PRCNOVA) and founder of Liberty and Grace Reformed Theological Seminary (with distance learning).Dr. Dilday is currently translating (from Latin to English) the "Synopsis" written by the Puritan Divine, Matthew Poole. This project when completed will consist of approximately 82 volumes. Many free MP3s messages by Dr. Dilday are also at: HISTORY OF HOLY DAYS (CHRISTMAS, EASTER, CHRISTIAN SABBATH, JEWS, etc.), IDOLATRY, ICONOCLASM, etc., The History of the Service of Song: Real Reformation, Faithful Worship And Praising The Lord Jesus Christ Through Songs by Dr. Steven Dilday and a collection of some of Dr. Dilday's most important messages at Sermonaudio.
From Facets of Grace
More Puritan Hard Drive Reviews
"The Puritan Hard Drive has been such a superb blessing to me personally and for my ministry, that I lack words to adequately praise the Lord! " - Richard Bennett (former Roman Catholic priest who now preaches Reformation truth), Berean Beacon
MANY MORE PURITAN HARD DRIVE REVIEWS (Click Here)
"As a member of the HeartCry Missionary
Society, I am witness to the great needs of Christians throughout the globe. Possibly the greatest need is sound Christian literature. Even though many Third World pastors read English, they have very few good books available to them. Even if we could afford to buy each indigenous minister a small library, the cost of shipping would be astronomical. With the Puritan Hard Drive we can provide pastors throughout the globe with one of the most complete Puritan and Reformed libraries at a fraction of the cost."- Pastor Paul Washer, HeartCry Missionary Society (click here to see Paul Washer's full review of the Puritan Hard Drive)
FREE PURITAN HARD DRIVE SOFTWARE
For a limited time, we are making available to the public a free download of a fully-functional copy of the Puritan Hard Drive KnowledgeBase application software, bundled with more than 300 Adobe PDF books/articles and MP3 audio sermons from the Puritan Hard Drive collection. (Click here to download a PDF listing of all bundled Puritan books/articles and Reformation MP3s.) This is the same critically-acclaimed knowledgebase and powerful search engine to be found on the Puritan Hard Drive, with the following limitations:
- You can only access the Resources that are bundled with the demo.
- You can only save a maximum of 5 Saved Search Results Sets at any one time.
- You can only save a maximum of 3 Saved Search Results Sets Lists at any one time.
- You can only save a maximum of 10 unique Resources in your Favorites List at any one time.
This demonstration version contains all the content and search functionality of the unrestricted version available only on the Puritan Hard Drive. This unrestricted version of the KnowledgeBase Application provides the user with immediate access to the more than 12,500 PDF (books and other text resources), MP3 (audio) and WMV (video) Resources contained in the full Puritan Hard Drive collection. In that version, you can create thousands of Saved Search Results Sets and Saved Search Results Sets Lists, limited only by the available free space on the internal drive or external USB drive where the application resides. This also applies to the Favorites List. Click here for more information or to download your free Puritan Hard Drive demo software now!.
"The Puritan Hard Drive is an exquisite piece of work.
The purchaser of this fine product will have at his fingertips more of the best Reformed literature than he can probably ever get around to reading.
Truly, if a Christian wants to invest wisely in his own growth, this is the best investment he can make at this time.
More than highly recommended!"
- Justin Rawson
Gospel Covenant Publications
FREE PURITAN HARD DRIVE INTRO VIDEO
Puritan Hard Drive Introductory Video
Over 12,500 Puritan (Owen, Watson, et al), Reformation (Calvin, Knox, Luther, et al.), Covenanter (Rutherford, Gillespie), Presbyterian (Hodge), Calvinistic (Edwards), Reformed Baptist (Spurgeon, Bunyan, Pink, et al) Books, MP3s, & Videos - With Powerful, Practical and Proprietary Reformation Research and Bible Study Software and a Massive Embedded Data With Over 15,000,000 Records (Which Helps You Find Exactly What You Need In An Instant!).
Bible Study Will Never Be the Same Again!
Amazing Puritan Hard Drive Fact and Hint: A search, using the master index on the Puritan Hard Drive and the "Open Full Reader Search" (in Acrobat reader), for the word "prayer", returns 97,170 results (in 1,378 documents) - all in context, arranged by book, and clickable (i.e., when you click on your individual search result the book opens to the page with your result highlighted)! How helpful is that for learning more about prayer, or any other subject you can think of, through the Puritan Hard Drive? Download the free PDF, How to Find Specific Words and Phrases in Searchable Books.pdf, to learn more.
- Turbo-Charge Your Biblical Studies. Grow in Grace. Increase Personal, Family and Church Sanctification. Praise and Love the Lord More!
- The Puritan Hard Drive is Comprehensive, Portable and Unprecedented In Its Usefulness - A True Technological (Puritan and Reformation) Treasure Trove!
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- The Unsurpassed Reformation and Puritan Library On the Puritan Hard Drive Already Contains Over 12,500 Of the Best Reformation and Puritan Books, MP3s and Videos, Which We (SWRB) Have Published or Gathered Over A Period of More Than 25 Years, and Is Fully Expandable As New Reformed and Puritan Books, MP3s and Videos Are Integrated and/or Published For the Puritan Hard Drive In Days To Come.
- All Data Related to the 12,500+ Books, MP3s and Videos is Fully Searchable, Through the Powerful Proprietary SWRB Software Engineered Exclusively for the Puritan Hard Drive, In Regard to Titles, Authors, Summaries, Categories, the Personal Notes You Add to Any Resource, Indexed Words Inside Books, Etc.
- The Majority of the Books Are Also Fully Searchable Concerning Their Content and You May Copy and Paste From these Books too. The Embedded Indices In these Books Also Make these Searches Lightning Fast, Even When You Are Searching for Multiple Occurrences of A Word or Phrase Across A Complete Book - As You Can Pull Up Hundreds of References, Clickable and In Context, In Seconds or Less, Even In Books That Are Over 500 Pages Long!
- Not Only Can You Search Within Every OCRed (Optical Character Recognition) Book Individually, But You Can Also Search Across the Entire Collection of Searchable Books At Once, With One Search Query, to Obtain Results (Clickable and In Context) for Every Occurrence of Your Search Word or Phrase Across All the Searchable Books on the Puritan Hard Drive. You May then Click On Any Link In Your Search Results to Immediately Access the Exact Page In the Book Where Your Selected Search Result is Located. Your Search Result Will Also Be Highlighted On the Page Where You Arrive, So You Can Find the Word or Phrase You Searched for Quickly and Easily. This is A Very Powerful Feature, Full of Benefits That Will Help You to Effortlessly and Expeditiously Expand Your Christian Studies In More Ways Than You May Be Able to Imagine - At Least Until You Have Actually Experienced This Exceedingly Robust Reformation Research Capability, for Yourself, Through the Puritan Hard Drive.
- When You See All You Are Getting On The Puritan Hard Drive You Will Be Amazed - All Thanks and Glory Be to the Lord for the Great Things He Has Done in Bringing this Marvelous, Wonderful and Extraordinary Christian Study Tool Into Existence!
Interest Free Deferred Monthly Payments, On The Puritan Hard Drive, Starting As Low As $50.00 Per Month, Get Yours Today By Calling 780-450-3730 Now!
If funds are tight, remember that you can purchase the Puritan Hard Drive using interest free deferred monthly payments as low as $50.00 per month. We also ship your Puritan Hard Drive as soon as your deferred monthly payments have reached $100.00. You may also pay $100.00 down, for faster shipping, then $50.00 per month thereafter. Call us at 780-450-3730 for more details about our interest free deferred monthly payments offer, or to get started today. You may also place an interest free deferred monthly payments order for the Puritan Hard Drive by using our Secure Online Order form. If you use our Secure Online Order Form, please make sure to enter your shipping address, phone number, email address and payment information (credit or debit card and expiry date). Also mention if you need the Single Platform Edition (Windows or Mac) or Dual Platform Edition (Windows and Mac) of the Puritan Hard Drive, and what size of Puritan Hard Drive you are ordering (size options, and the cost for each, are above the "Add to Cart" button at the SWRB Puritan Hard Drive page). Interest free deferred monthly payments orders must be placed by calling 780-450-3730 (in Canada) or using our Secure Online Order Form (click here). Scroll down at Phone/Contact Us to find the exact phone number to use from your country. We are open for calls six days a week (we are closed on the Lord's Day [Sunday]) and often cover the phones 24 hours a day. However, if you call and get our answering machine, it is safe to leave your order on the answering machine, or to leave us your phone number, with a message about why you are calling, and the best time to call you back, and we will call you when it is convenient for you. This applies to all nations worldwide.
Your Voice and Worldwide Reformation!
Make Your Voice Heard Around the World, For God's Glory!
Would you like to volunteer some of your time, for God's glory, to read classic Puritan and Reformed books and sermons to MP3, to make permanent digital audio versions of the best Puritan and Reformed books, for our generation and for posterity?
If so, we will list the Puritan and Reformed MP3s you read on the Web, to give them away for free to people in every nation of the world -- and, by God's grace, we reach between 55,000 to 100,000+ people each month with these free Puritan and Reformation MP3s!
We supply you with the material to read, you supply the voice. You may read the Puritan and Reformed books and/or sermons that you choose (as long as they are not already read or being read, and they are books we want in audio) or you may let us choose the reading material. In either case we will work with so your are reading Reformed material that you desire to read -- as there are many thousands of books and sermons that need to be read to MP3. We also provide you with easy-to-follow instructions about how to get started.
You may listen to other readings, by people just like yourself (who love the Lord and want to reach others with the love of the Lord Jesus
Christ and the truth of His holy Word, the Bible) at FREE PURITAN & REFORMATION MP3 AUDIO SERMONS/BOOKS and from our "Audio Book" section on our (SWRB) sermonaudio site. You may also use the FREE SWRB iPHONE, iPAD, iPOD (Touch) APP to listen.
It is very easy to get started with your new international Reformation reading ministry, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org requesting our "PURITAN and REFORMED BOOK READER'S INSTRUCTIONS." Thank you!
It may also be of interest to you to know that at SWRB we strive to use as much of the proceeds from sales, as is possible, to produce more free and discounted Puritan books, Reformation MP3s and Calvinistic videos. This is how, by God's grace, we have published so many books, MP3s and videos over the years (with a relatively small staff and the help of volunteers) and why we are able to distribute so much material for free and at such low prices -- may our Lord get all the glory!
With your continued prayers, support and purchases we will be able to reach even more people, in the future, all around the world, with the truth of the Scriptures -- using the latest and best technologies available, in the service of the Lord, to greatly multiply all the good that can be done, and aiming to fill the world with the best Christian (Puritan, Covenanter and Reformation) resources available (Acts 17:6).
Your Servant in Christ (for the Third Reformation),
Dr. Reg Barrow
Still Waters Revival Books
Serving Christians Worldwide (In Over 100 Countries) For 29+ Years
"In the history of the church's sanctification I don't believe there has been a more valuable extra-biblical resource and tool than the Puritan Hard Drive... It holds some of the most priceless Reformed works of God-centered and Christ-glorifying truth that were ever penned." - Dr. Matthew McMahon, A Puritan's Mind
"To have that much information from a consistent, biblical, orthodox, and gospel-centered point of view is simply astonishing. Anyone who admires the Puritans simply must have the Puritan Hard Drive." - Dr. Voddie Baucham, Jr., Voddie Baucham Ministries
"The Puritan Hard Drive has been such a superb blessing to me personally and for my ministry, that I lack words to adequately praise the Lord!" - Richard Bennett (former Roman Catholic priest who is now a preacher of monergistic Reformation truth), Berean Beacon
Sola Scriptura: Protestant Foundations By Greg Price, John Calvin, the Reformed Presbytery In Scotland, the Reformed Presbytery In North America (RPNA) and W.J. McKnight (Free MP3s, Videos and Books)
Heaven: A World of God's Love, Joy, Perfect Peace, etc. by Jonathan Edwards, With Related Reformation Resources On Heaven and Hell by Paul Washer, Charles Spurgeon, Greg Price, John MacArthur, John Bunyan, Dr. Steven Dilday & Many Others
God's Grace & Mercy by Charles H. Spurgeon, 13 Free MP3s, With Related Free Reformation MP3s, Videos & Books
Imprecatory Prayer, Reprobation And God's Glory, And Other Free MP3 Sermons And Studies, By Dr. Steven Dilday, And Other Reformed Ministers
Why Is Reformed Worship So Important? by John Knox, Dr. Steven Dilday, John Calvin, Greg Price, William Perkins & Others (Free MP3s) The Puritans, Covenanters, Reformers & The Regulative Principle Of Worship (RPW)
The Distinctiveness of Reformed Worship by John Knox, Dr. Steven Dilday, John Calvin, Greg Price, William Perkins & Others (Free MP3s) The Puritans, Covenanters, Reformers & The Regulative Principle Of Worship (RPW)
57 Free MP3s: Puritan Worship Series by Greg Price, John Calvin, Dr. Steven Dilday, Jonathan Edwards, Brian Schwertley, Samuel Rutherford, John McNaugher, W.J. Mencarow, David Steele, Dr. Reg Barrow, George Gillespie and Others
CLASSIC PURITAN AND REFORMED WORSHIP
An Introduction and Overview of the Puritans. Who Were the Puritans and What Did They Teach? by Dr. Matthew McMahon, Dr. Joel Beeke, Charles Spurgeon, Al Martin, A.W. Pink, Jonathan Edwards, Thomas Watson, Dr. Steven Dilday, Ligonier Ministries, Greg Price, Stephen Charnock, Dr. William Young and Others (Free MP3, Videos, Etc.)