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Memoirs of Thomas Boston

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Boston's Memoirs record the joys and sorrows, the burdens and victories, of his life. Out of his deep Christian experience, Boston gave the church one of its most enduring spiritual autobiographies.
Hardcover, 576 pages
Published June 1st 1988 by Banner of Truth (first published March 1st 1988)
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Boston's was not an easy read - he is often introspective and melancholy, and suffered an extraordinary amount over roughly 30 years of ministry. 6 out of 10 children died in childhood, Boston's wife suffered from a form of mental instability, he dealt with chronic pain and illness - and yet through it all he never missed a Sunday in the pulpit, and his reflections became increasingly filled with thankfulness and dependence as he aged.
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Thomas Boston was a Scottish church leader.

He was born at Duns. His father, John Boston, and his mother, Alison Trotter, were both Covenanters. He was educated at Edinburgh, and licensed in 1697 by the presbytery of Chirnside. In 1699 he became minister of the small parish of Simprin, where there were only 90 examinable persons; previously, he was a schoolmaster in Glencairn. In 1704 he found, whi
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