As one of the largest books I’ve bought in recent memory (size-wise, it’s nearly comparable with my Works of Shakespeare), it also has to be one of the most rewarding. Comparable with the size, it is also a sizable contribution to an understanding of the Puritans and how their theology developed and expounded. Beech does a masterful job of weaving thoughts, writings and opinions both in a Systematic Theology, and in an Applications section.
I picked up the book when Tim Challies was offering a blog series on the Theology in Practice section of A Puritan Theology. To add to the attraction, Dr. Joel Beeke also contributed to the articles in a Q&A format.
This is a great way to get a sense of the Puritans and their foundational contribution to your faith. Start here with the practical applications, and then work your way to the beginning of then book and jump into the Systematic Theology – which I found to be a rich vein of pure theological gold.
A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life
Walk Though the Classics series at Challies.com: