Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | March 7, 2015

The Puritan Practice of Meditation

God's battle planIn the Foreword of “God’s Battle Plan For the Mind”, Joel R. Beeke explains that there aren’t many books about the Puritan art of meditation.  He researches some Puritan books and made extensive notes and hoped that someone would one day “expand them into a full manuscript”.  David W. Paxton read the Puritan books and worked diligently to create a book on the practice of meditation from the Puritan’s ideas.  In addition to explaining what meditation is and what it is not and defending meditation to those who think it is a new age development, Paxton teaches the how, when and where of meditation so we can best incorporate it into our time with God.

This is an excellent guide on the correct way to participate in biblical meditation.  By explaining that meditation should be a filling of the mind with God’s Word, Paxton discredits the Eastern form of meditation that teaches the emptying of the mind.  Paxton has given a comprehensive explanation and is an excellent resource for those interested in the Puritan practice of meditation.

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