Bradstreet's unique role in church history, as a woman espousing Puritan and Reformed theology in the early American colonies, makes an ideal figure for study.
"Puritan pioneer Anne Bradstreet, solid believer, ardent wife, faithful mother, wise woman, and gifted plain-style poetess, is a lady well worth meeting. Dr. Nichols arranges that meeting beautifully in these pages, and merits our gratitude for doing so."
— J.I. Packer
"This book does a masterful job of performing the task identified in the book's subtitle—it is a guided tour of the life and work of Anne Bradstreet, conducted by a wonderfully talented tour guide. This edition of the poet's poetry and prose does everything right: it provides a full introduction to the poet and her times, it includes an enticing array of illustrations from the poet's era, it presents the individual poems and prose pieces in a reader-friendly form with brief introductions to each text, and it includes a nicely selective bibliography of sources at the end. For anyone wishing to acquire or renew an acquaintance with Anne Bradstreet, this is the book of choice."
—Leland Ryken, Wheaton College
"Heidi Nichols is the best kind of 'tour guide' in her wonderful book on America's first great poet, Anne Bradstreet. She knows and loves her subject, she writes as an expert but in a lively and engaging manner, and, as a fine Christian scholar, she blends academic rigor with transparent personal faith. Nichols not only illuminates the poet's life and social context, she makes it possible for a new generation to savor Anne Bradstreet's own words and to share the sorrows, joy, and hope of her inner journey."
—Charles Hambrick-Stowe, Northern Seminary
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