November 21, 2006

Banner of Truth Top 50 Sellers - Last Six Months

The countdown still continues:
#11. Susannah Spurgeon: Free Grace & Dying Love - We haven't even had this book for all of the past six months and it still made it to #11! The first half - morning devotions that Mrs. Spurgeon wrote; the second half - a short biography of Mrs. Spurgeon's life. I especially liked her own words describing her appreciation of God's sovereignty in bringing her together with her husband, since she was not at all first attracted to the young orator's eloquence!
#12. A Godly Man's Picture, by Thomas Watson - A Puritan Paperback written in the 1600s, I was very challenged by these biblical characteristics of a godly man!
#13. Mystery of Providence, by John Flavel - A Puritan Paperback that's become one more classic to read.
#14. Summary of Christian Doctrine, by Louis Berkhof - A good summary of his longer theology.
#15. Christian in Complete Armour Vol. 1, by William Gurnall - Five guys at conferences during the past six months have told me stories of how this 3-volume set has impacted their lives!
#16. Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices, by Thomas Brooks - The spiritual battle is on; engage in the fight.
#17. Today's Gospel, by Walter Chantry - Does the "accepting Jesus into your heart" phrase ever sound an alarm? This is an important, even if relatively short, work.
#18. Elizabeth Prentiss: More Love to Thee, by Sharon James - Another new title, not even with us six months, yet making the top 20. I have often said that every church has some woman that needs this book. What encouragement to see Elizabeth Prentiss, author of the novel "Stepping Heavenward" and the hymn, "More Love to Thee, O Christ" grabbing on to the sovereignty of God after losing her own two children!
#19. Scottish Christian Heritage, by Iain Murray - Three hundred precious years. Some have called this Iain Murray's best work yet.
#20. Prayer, by John Bunyan - A Puritan Paperback to encourage you in this communion with God.


Jef said...

So many good books.

If I were to get Murray on Scottish church history, I'd get Beeke and Pederson's Meet the Puritans, too.

darrin said...

I'll second that comment...A Scottish Christian Heritage, IMO, is Murray's best work.

Steve Burlew said...

Jef/Darrin - Thanks for weighing in, guys. Good to hear from you both, and thanks for sharing your thoughts on Iain's latest. As always, if you ever have any suggestions or if we at Banner can do anything to be of encouragement to you, please let me know.

Jef said...

Reading your profile, particularly your answer to "Favorite Books", made me chuckle.

What can I say, but keep up the good work! BoT is doing a great thing publishing all these jewels!
If ever you need a blog- reviewer of books, let me know! I'd be happy to help.

Steve Burlew said...

Thanks, Jef - How do I "get" to you? Your profile isn't accessible, I guess. Feel free to email me. I'm at