5 Puritan Women: Portraits of Faith and Love

By Jenny-Lyn de Klerk

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Expected: Feb 7, 2023

5 Puritan Women: Portraits of Faith and Love

By Jenny-Lyn de Klerk

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What the Lives of 5 Puritan Women Teach about Holy Living and Devotion to God

The writings of the Puritans have had a recent resurgence, but many Puritan women have often been overlooked or misunderstood. As mothers, daughters, grandmothers, and wives, the vibrant faith of Puritan women has much to teach modern day readers.

In 5 Puritan Women: Portraits of Faith and Love, Jenny-Lyn de Klerk shows how the lives and writings of Christian women encourage the beauty of holy living and provide practical wisdom for the home and the church. Each chapter portrays a different Puritan woman—Agnes Beaumont, Lucy Hutchinson, Mary Rich, Anne Bradstreet, and Lady Brilliana Harley—telling their stories of devotion, lament, and family. By studying their faith journeys, modern readers can learn more about their roles in church history and glean insights into the Christian life. 

  • Accessible Introduction: An affordable, easy-to-read format to introduce readers to the neglected writings of Puritan women
  • Applicable: Explains the need for, and the value of, studying Puritan women today and highlights spiritual disciplines that these women demonstrate
  • Women in Church History: Broadens the reader’s understanding of women’s roles in furthering God’s kingdom throughout history
  • Foreword by Karen Swallow Prior


Jenny-Lyn de Klerk

Jenny-Lyn de Klerk (PhD, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) works as an editor at Crossway and has numerous degrees in church history and historical theology, specializing in Puritan spirituality. She has also written articles for Themelios, the Midwestern Journal of Theology, and the Gospel Coalition. Jenny-Lyn and her husband, JD, live and attend church in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

Product Details

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 160
Size: 5.25 in x 8.0 in
Weight: 8.0 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-8210-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-8210-3
ISBN-UPC: 9781433582103
Case Quantity: 10
Published: February 07, 2023

Table of Contents

Foreword by Karen Swallow Prior
Preface: Discovering Kindred Spirits in Church History
Introduction: Testimonies of Love

Chapter 1: Agnes Beaumont: Daughter as Evangelist, Using Memorization
Chapter 2: Lucy Hutchinson: Mother as Theologian, Using Fellowship
Chapter 3: Mary Rich, Countess of Warwick: Wife as Philanthropist, Using Meditation
Chapter 4: Anne Bradstreet: Grandmother as Homemaker, Using Prayer
Chapter 5: Lady Brilliana Harley: Matriarch as Physician, Using Spiritual Conversation

Conclusion: Spiritual Loving Care
General Index