Waiting on the Spirit of Promise
The Life and Theology of Suffering of Abraham Cheare
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"This is a much-needed piece in the seventeenth century Particular Baptist jigsaw. In particular the reader is made to feel Cheare's spiritual pulse, especially as he explains what it means to suffer for Christ and displays what it is to pray with ardent zeal for the cause of Sion."
--Austin Walker, Maidenbower Baptist Church, England
"Abraham Cheare has much to teach the modern church about how to suffer as a Christian. . . . Readers will find a helpful biographical introduction to Cheare, focusing on his experience in prison. Also included are several selections from Cheare's writings, which are available to a modern audience for the first time."
--G. Stephen Weaver Jr., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kentucky
"This book presents us with the life, thought, and fervent spiritual vision of Abraham Cheare. . . . His fervent, single-minded devotion to Christ, his perceptive views of the enticement to compromise (especially in the brutally oppressive persecution of the Clarendon Code years), his saturation with Scripture so that its languages and images were virtually his native tongue, his unflagging pastoral concern even during his prison years, his admonitions and scriptural hopes concerning the future of the church, [and] his attention to promote the godliness of children all present a salubrious challenge and a worthy goal for Christian spirituality and pastoral ministry. It will not take long to read it; but, hopefully, one will never get over it."
--Tom J. Nettles, Professor of Historical Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kentucky