I am not sure who it was that recommended that every other book that a Christian should read is from a dead saint. With that in mind and Tim Challies encouragement I downloaded Thomas Boston's classic. In case you aren't aware Brooks was a Puritan preacher from the 1600s.
This godly saint new the enemy's tactics and how to fend him off with the Scripture. Every young Christian and every mature believer should read in inwardly digest. Every gospel minister should digest and reword in a lifetime of preaching to help the saints guard their hearts and lives. This is a masterly volume beyond words.
Here are a few of my highlights: