Jeremiah Burroughs on the Beatitudes

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Don Kistler

Puritan Board Sophomore
Here's a "new" title that has been a long time in the works. This is Jeremiah Burroughs' 41 sermons on the Beatitudes titled "The Saints' Happiness." It was first published in London a few years after his death by some of his fellow preachers and admirers. That was in 1660. In 1867 it was reprinted in the Nichols Series of Puritan reprints, slightly updated, in a double columned, tiny print format that ran 264 pages in a 8 x 10 format. Soli Deo Gloria republished it in 1987 as a lithograph of that 1867 edition. Some used copies on the internet are selling for over $100.

This Northampton Press edition has been completely retypeset and edited in a larger font for easier readability. It is now 720 pages in a 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 format with an attractive dustjacket. It is printed on acid-free paper for a 250+ year shelf life and is sewn together rather than glued. Most books today are printed on paper with a high acid content and will yellow and fall apart in 8 years.

The late Dr. John Gerstner wrote the foreword for this book, in which he said: "I suspect that our Lord's Beatitudes were never more Scripturally, poignantly, and practically expounded than in these pages. Truly it is a blessed exposition of the 'blesseds.' Study this volume if you want a refresher course in the whole Bible."

The cost of paper has gone up substantially. The retail price for this very large volume (if you have "Moses' Choice" it is about the same size) is $50. Your price is $35.

The book is at the printers now and is scheduled to ship to me on October 27. There is already a shopping cart item for this book at northamptonpress.org.

Because of the high page count and the cost to publish this important work, this will be a limited edition reprint of 1000 copies.
When those are sold it will once again be out of print.

So I can take orders now but the book will not go out until early November. Cover.jpg

Dr. Don Kistler
 

Phil Harrell

Puritan Board Freshman
Looking forward to this! Thank you for the work you’ve done to make this more readily available, and in an updated format. I messaged you about this over a year ago and have been looking forward to its release. I’m preaching a series on the beatitudes as I have opportunity to fill the pulpit, and I know Burroughs will be a source of inspiration and understanding.
Just placed my order!


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Don Kistler

Puritan Board Sophomore
An update on Burroughs on the Beatitudes: The printer is running behind due to labor shortages and workload, so this book will be delayed a few weeks. Sorry about that, but I promise it will be worth the wait!
 

Regi Addictissimus

Completely sold out to the King
An update on Burroughs on the Beatitudes: The printer is running behind due to labor shortages and workload so this book will be delayed a few weeks. Sorry about that, but I promise it will be worth the wait!
Every publisher I speak to is running into this issue. I've heard of books being delayed as much as two-plus months.
 

Stephen L Smith

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Every publisher I speak to is running into this issue. I've heard of books being delayed as much as two-plus months.
I mentioned I had purchased "A radical comprehensive call to holiness" from RHB and was looking forward to reading it. That was nearly 2 months ago and it still hasn't arrived! Global shipping lines are facing big delays.
 

Regi Addictissimus

Completely sold out to the King
I mentioned I had purchased "A radical comprehensive call to holiness" from RHB and was looking forward to reading it. That was nearly 2 months ago and it still hasn't arrived! Global shipping lines are facing big delays.
Have you reached out to our bookstore to get updates?
 

Stephen L Smith

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Have you reached out to our bookstore to get updates?
No. I got an email from the bookstore when the book was shipped. I guess the shipping delay is the journey from the USA to New Zealand.

I did wonder if the bookstore can track the package. Many bookshops today offer tracking. With modern Cloud-based technology it is easy to do.
 

Regi Addictissimus

Completely sold out to the King
No. I got an email from the bookstore when the book was shipped. I guess the shipping delay is the journey from the USA to New Zealand.

I did wonder if the bookstore can track the package. Many bookshops today offer tracking. With modern Cloud-based technology, it is easy to do.
I am sure they can.
 
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Stephen L Smith

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I am sure they can. I know how much you are anticipating reading this.
Thank you Robert,. I contacted RHB; I'll probably hear back from them after the weekend. Yes I am certainly looking forward to reading it. Dr Beeke says "Both Dr. Barrett and I believe that this is one of the most important books we have ever written .... Would to God that we would all pray with Robert Murray M`Cheyne, “Lord, make me as holy as a pardoned sinner can be!" I need that in my life.
 
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Don Kistler

Puritan Board Sophomore
Burroughs on the Beatitudes is due to arrive here Wednesday, November 10. Since November 11 is a federal holiday no mail will go out, but I'll get them on their way as quickly as possible after that. To those of you who ordered, thank you for your patience and understanding.

Next up is "Regeneration, Faith, and Repentance," by Thomas Cole (1628-1697). Scheduled for early February release.
 
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