5 Puritan Women by Jenny-Lyn de Klerk–Book Review

This short book gives us a glimpse into the faith lives of five Puritan women. Each essay highlights a spiritual practice which was influential in way that particular woman related to her family and the world.

  1. Agnes Beaumont– Memorization
  2. Lucy Hutchinson — Theology
  3. Mary Rich — Meditation
  4. Anne Bradstreet — Prayer
  5. Lady Brilliana Harley — Spiritual conversation

The author has consulted primary sources such as letters, poetry and other writing to create these portraits, but her style is not academic, and will be easy for lay readers to understand. These women were grounded in their own time and history, so often their influence was limited to their family and community. That doesn’t make them insignificant. After all, that will be true of most of us. Their experiences should inspire and encourage us to find our own unique way to spread the love of God in the places and with the people we’ve been given.

VERDICT: 5 STARS. Well done and interesting.

The Lutheran Ladies received a free copy of this book in return for a fair and honest review.

If you would like to purchase this book follow this link: https://www.crossway.org/books/5-puritan-women-tpb/

For more about the puritans see these posts:

Who were (are?) the Puritans?

The Saints Everlasting Rest by Richard Baxter –Book Review

Jonathan Edwards on Walking With God