Heritage Books is preparing to release a new title on theological adoption: Heirs with Christ: The Puritans on Adoption by Dr. Joel R. Beeke, pastor of Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.
Dan Cruver, a regular blogger here at From Hope to Reality on the topic of Theological Adoption, wrote the foreword to the book. You can read Dan’s Forward over at his blog.
Below is additional information about the book from the publisher’s promotional materials.
Description from the Publisher:
The Puritans have gotten bad press for their supposed lack of teaching on the doctrine of spiritual adoption. In Heirs with Christ, Joel R. Beeke dispels this caricature and shows that the Puritan era did more to advance the idea that every true Christian is God’s adopted child than any other age of church history. This little book lets the Puritans speak for themselves, showing how they recognized adoption’s far-reaching, transforming power and comfort for the children of God.
Endorsement by Ligon Duncan (theologian and pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Jackson, Miss.):
Dr. Beeke is well-known for his landmark work setting the record straight on the Puritan doctrine of assurance. Now he comes to our aid again with a superb treatment of the Puritans on adoption. I welcome his expert entry into this important field, and commend his keen insights and careful analysis to all who are interested in knowing ‘what the Puritans really said’ about adoption.
Endorsement by Justin Taylor (theologian, adoptive father and blogger at Between Two Worlds):
In this short but spiritually substantive book, Dr. Beeke—a wise and careful ‘pastor theologian’ in the best sense of both words—introduces us to the Puritans’ comforting and transforming work on spiritual adoption. More than just historically informative, this volume should be warmly welcomed by all Christians who want to learn more about this crucial aspect of our identity as sons of God and joint-heirs with Christ.