Life and Letters of Joseph AlleineBy: Alleine, Richard Baxter
|Reformation Heritage Books
In this reprint of the life of Alleine, written by his widow, Richard Baxter, Richard Alleine, George Newton, and other contemporary friends, we are convicted, challenged, and exhorted by Joseph Alleine's triumphant faith and close walk with Christ. The second part of the book includes all forty-nine of Alleine's extant letters, which open the secret springs of his heart. The letters combine the fervor of an evangelist, the heart of a pastor, and the patience of a sufferer for the Lord Jesus Christ. With their emphasis on Christ and true godliness, they breathe the atmosphere of heaven itself. Author Joseph Alleine (1633-1668), a Puritan pastor and author of Alarm to the Unconverted, had unsurpassed zeal for the glory of God and the salvation of sinners. One of his contemporaries said, "He was infinitely and insatiably greedy of the conversion of souls, wherein he had no small success." As Iain Murray writes, "Never did the evangel of Jesus Christ burn more fervently in any English heart!"