The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions


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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 ...

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Malinda M

Jun 27, 2013


I have never bought a book that gave me this kind of inspiration, besides the Bible, of course. Beautiful, humbling, inspiring, reassuring, uplifting prayers and devotions are contained within this book! Awesome and worth every penny!


Dec 27, 2012

Very aptly named

A book that I read over and over because no one can pray more meaningful thatn these Christian fathers . I bought this one for a gift because I relish it so much.


Oct 22, 2009


Everyone should have this book!! Beautiful prayers for every day.


Sep 7, 2007

Joy found in these pages

This collection of actual prayers finds the union of heartfelt passion for communion with God and a mournful sense of personal sin combined with the glorious hope of liberty in God's salvation through Jesus. I treasure every word.


May 3, 2007

Puritan Prose at it's Best

Excellent work! I was told about thisbook 4 years ago and finally purchased it a few months ago. Boy have I been kicking myself. Valley of Vision is a window into the worldview of our Puritan forefathers. They had a firm grasp on some major doctrine that today's church has long since lost. The prayers are so well thought out, so organized. We use them in our Sunday worship almost weekly. One man commented on the Puritan's grasp of the english language compared with today. The way the book is organized is also well done. Very user friendly. This book is the next best thing to a time machine to a history buff. It reveals the core values of the Puritan community and clarifies the reason for the great impact they had on our nation.

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