The Puritans loved the Bible, and dug into it in depth. Also, they loved the Lord Jesus, who is of course the Bible's focal figure; they circled round him, centred on him, studied minutely all that Scripture had to say about him, and constantly, conscientiously, exalted him in their preaching, praises, and prayers. Mark Jones, an established expert on many aspects of Puritan thought, also loves the Bible and its Christ, and the Puritans as expositors of both; and out of this triune love he has written a memorable unpacking of the truth about the Saviour according to the classic Reformed tradition, and the Puritans supremely. It is a book calculated to enrich our twenty-first-century souls, and one that it is an honour to introduce.
-- J.I. Packer, from the foreword
Mark Jones (Ph.D., Leiden, 2009) has been the minister at Faith Vancouver Presbyterian Church (PCA), Canada since 2007.
Mark is a lover of the Puritans, and his doctoral dissertation was entitled, ‘Why Heaven Kissed Earth: The Christology of the Puritan Reformed Orthodox Theologian, Thomas Goodwin (1600–1680)’. He has authored and edited several books, including A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life; and Antinomianism: Reformed Theology’s Unwelcome Guest?. In 2015 the Trust published his Knowing Christ.
Mark is married to Barb and they have four children.
Listen to Mark Jones' podcast interview with Adam below. If you are interested in reviving a copy of the book Knowing Christ click below.
Also visit his church's website here.