Thabiti on Lemuel Haynes--just in time for summer reading

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Derek has commanded us all to offer up our summer reading list.  I'm still sorting through which novels to include.  In the meantime, I want to mention a new book from our friend Thabiti Anyabwile (who, like me, is one of the few Ref21 bloggers not donning mouse ears and waiting in line for exhilarating rides). 

He has just published a great addition to Joel Beeke and Michael Haykin's fine series Profiles in Reformed Spirituality.  These are handy little paperbacks at a great price.  But don't let the size fool you.  They're packed.

Thabiti's installment is May We Meet in the Heavenly World: The Piety of Lemuel Haynes, fresh off the press at RHB.  As a church history professor, I am greatly in Thabiti's debt for this book.  Move over dead white men, it's time for some color.  As a Christian trying to figure out what it means to be a faithful disciple, I am also indebted to Thabiti and to Lemuel Haynes for this book.    

Haynes, who also pops up in Thabiti's The Faithful Preacher:  Recapturing the Vision of Three Pioneering African-American Pastors, was a colonial New England slave, turned Revolutionary war soldier, turned pastor and theologian.  He has been a forgotten voice.  But that is changing.  Make sure to add this to your own summer reading list.  It's in the warehouse today and ready to go.        

Posted June 17, 2009 @ 7:02 PM by Stephen Nichols

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