This is our most popular gift-book ever – the black, deluxe bonded leather edition of the classic collection of Puritan prayers and poetry. The Banner of Truth’s most popular book since its release in 1975, now in a rare and beautiful leather edition, with gold edged pages.
A selection of prayers and meditations in the Puritan tradition, widely valued since publication in 1975. In this classic volume, edited by Arthur Bennett, the prayers of the Puritans are brought to life. Including prayers of Richard Baxter, John Bunyan, Isaac Watts, Charles Spurgeon, and others, The Valley of Vision is a selection of petitions and meditations in the Puritan tradition. This compilation of prayers is intended to teach and encourage Christians to be faithful in their private and family worship.
The strength of Puritan character and life lay in prayer and meditation. In this practice the spirit of prayer was regarded as of first importance and the best form of prayer, for living prayer is the characteristic of genuine spirituality. Yet prayer is also vocal and may therefore on occasions be written. Consequently in the Puritan tradition there are many written prayers and meditations which constitute an important corpus of inspiring devotional literature. Too often ex tempore prayer lacks variety, order and definiteness. The reason for this lies partly in a neglect of due preparation. It is here that the care and scriptural thoroughness which others found necessary in their approach to God may be of help.
This book is certainly not designed to take the place of your own prayers, but rather to nourish the mind with ideas from godly writers and poets of past ages.