Life and Books and Everything
Life and Books and Everything

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Puritans, Preaching, and Productivity with Joel Beeke


Dr. Joel Beeke is the president of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, and editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books. In this conversation, Dr. Beeke, Kevin, and Justin dive into the theological and historical world of the Puritans, providing reading suggestions for both beginners and experts. They also talk about improving your preaching through expository and experiential content.

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Gift Ideas [0:00 – 2:00]

Accomplishing Much [2:00 – 8:57]

Family Foundation [8:57 – 11:30]

Denominations & Hyper-Calvinism [11:30 – 16:58]

Experiential Preaching [16:58 – 34:21]

The Weary, Wayward, Lazy, & Lost [34:21 – 37:21]

Puritans [37:21 – 57:24]

Book Recommendations [57:24 – 1:04:30]

Books and Everything:

Gift Ideas:

Good News of Great Joy: 25 Devotional Readings for Advent, by John Piper

Be Thou My Vision: A Liturgy for Daily Worship, by Jonathan Gibson

ESV Concise Study Bible

New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional, by Paul David Tripp

George Whitefield: God's Anointed Servant in the Great Revival of the Eighteenth Century, by Arnold Dallimore

Spurgeon, by Arnold Dallimore

Lectures to My Students, by Charles Spurgeon

Preaching & Preachers, by Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Pastoral Theology, by Thomas Murphy

The European Reformations, by Carter Lindberg

Worldly Saints: The Puritans As They Really Were, by Leland Ryken

Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers, by Dane C. Ortlund

The Suffering Savior: Meditations on the Last Days of Christ, by F.W. Krummacher

Christ Our Mediator, by Thomas Goodwin

By Our Guest:

Reformed Systematic Theology, Volume 3: Spirit and Salvation, by Joel R. Beeke and Paul M. Smalley

Reformed Preaching: Proclaiming God's Word from the Heart of the Preacher to the Heart of His People, by Joel R. Beeke

A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life, by Joel R. Beeke and Mark Jones

Meet the Puritans, by Joel R. Beeke and Randall Pederson

Living for the God’s Glory: An Introduction to Calvinism, by Joel R. Beeke

Puritans for Beginners:

Puritan Treasures for Today

Triumphing Over Sinful Fear, by John Flavel

Stop Loving the World, by William Greenhill

The Works of John Owen

Heaven Taken by Storm, by Thomas Watson

The Works of Thomas Watson

The Puritan Documentary

Letters of Samuel Rutherford

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