A Spectacle Unto God by Don Kistler
This is the sad story of a courageous Puritan minister, Christopher Love, who got tangled up in the political upheaval in England during the time of Oliver Cromwell. Love stood by his convictions (the divine rights of kings) which were distorted into treason, resulting in his execution in 1651. The bulk of the book is made up of letters to and from Love’s wife and other friends. What stands out is not only sorrow but the great faith that Love and his peers had in the face of death. Love’s funeral sermon, preached by famous Puritan Thomas Manton, is also included and is a powerful biblical treatment on the subject of death. You won’t hear sermons like this at funerals today. Very interesting short biography.