In February 2023, I published an updated translation of the Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs. As someone who grew up in the church who was not saved, this book was instrumental in opening my eyes to what true Christianity actually looked like. After the Lord changed my heart, I couldn't get enough of Puritan authors, but these books were still difficult to read and understand. This is what led me to start Modern Puritans!
Fast forward, I've updated nearly 40 works this year, with more on the way. This is a passion project for me. My prayer is that the Lord uses these works to change hearts and minds.
In the rest of this post, I'd like to share more about what (God willing) I'd like to do in 2024.
I have a variety of opportunities to explore, and not enough time in the day to accomplish everything. With that being said, I'm exploring the following (in addition to updating old works):
- Book study guides: I see quite a few people purchasing these books for a class or small group setting. I am exploring creating study guides to make discussion easier. This would include a summary of a chapter with questions and key takeaways.
- Commentaries: Many authors wrote wonderful commentaries that are difficult to read. I am updating a commentary into modern English right now and am enjoying how helpful it has been during my morning devotions. Puritan authors mined scripture!
- Youtube channel: I started exploring generating audio snippets from works using AI and published them to Youtube. People seem to be enjoying this, but it's time consuming and the quality of the voices could be improved.
Requests for help 🙏
Request #1: What do you think I should work on next?
What do you think I should work on? If you have thoughts or an author you'd love to see a modern translation for, please use the contact form or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Request #2: Can you leave a positive review on Amazon?
I can't begin to tell you how important positive reviews are. It's really the only way people ever find out about these works!
Request #3: Can you pray for this ministry?
Finally, and most importantly, do you mind praying for this ministry? I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks everyone! If you have feedback or thoughts, please send it my way 😄