Anne Bradstreet Pilgrim and Poet


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Sailing to the New World at the age of eighteen, Anne Bradstreet was among the first contingent of Puritan refugees to leave English shores between 1630 and 1642, in search of liberty to worship without fear of persecution from state or church. Frequently struggling with ill-health, in addition to the challenges of raising a family in the harsh conditions faced by the early settlers, she achieved unexpected fame as America's first published poet, a remarkable feat for a woman in view of the cultural prejudices of the times. Anne's writings reveal her as a devoted wife and mother, while also expressing the strong spiritual convictions and the biblical truths that shaped America's early laws and underpinned its society. But, above all, Anne Bradstreet viewed the Christian life as a pilgrimage. Her humble dependence on God and her desire to live constantly in the light of a better world yet to come, 'whose builder and maker is God', provide a challenge to our frequently materialistic, earthbound outlook. 'Faith Cook's biography of Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672) is moving, delightful, God-glorifying, and packed with heavenly piety. In it, Bradstreet, America's first published poet, declares that she wrote not 'to show my skill, but to declare the truth, not to set forth myself, but the glory of God'. She exemplifies how a godly woman can balance standing in the limelight through poetry and politics, while raising eight children and battling illness, all the while maintaining a biblical posture of submission and humility. This stirring biography is great reading for men and women of all ages but is a particular gem for young women looking for godly mentors.' - Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids 'Faith Cook continues to prove herself one of today's foremost Christian biographers. I highly recommend it.' - Tim Challies, author of The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment - - Publisher

Title: Anne Bradstreet Pilgrim and Poet

Author: COOK, FAITH.

Categories: 17th Century,

Publisher: Evangelical Press,: 2010.

ISBN Number: 0852347146

ISBN Number 13: 9780852347140

Binding: Softbound

Condition: NEW

Seller ID: 69957

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