Who were those great people of faith, the Puritans? When did they live? What did they accomplish? What did they teach? Erroll Hulse seeks to introduce modern Christians to the finest theological inheritance ever. His concern extends beyond narrating the story. He wants to create enthusiasm for the Puritans in order to profit from their practical example and benefit from their unique balance of doctrine, experience and practice.
The author reminds the reader that the Puritans were men of deep theological understanding and vision who prayed for the earth to be filled with the knowledge of the glory of God as the waters cover the sea. Historically the Puritan epoch is best able to supply the teaching that engenders holy living and stability. They were strongest where the churches in general are weakest today.