Boston's volume will be a most valuable acquisition to the libraries of ministers and Christians generally. Its doctrine is thoroughly scriptural; its argument is compelling; and the reading of it will certainly prove an enriching experience. It ranks among the best works ever written on the Covenant and deserves the widest possible readership.
Thomas Boston (1676–1732) was a Scottish church leader. 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. His autobiography is a record of Scottish life, with humorous touches, intentional and otherwise. His books, The Fourfold State, The Crook in the Lot, and his Body of Divinity and Miscellanies, had a powerful influence over the Scottish peasantry.