“Reading Burroughs is always a treat for the spiritually-minded. His writings are expositionally sound and reliable, sane and usable, warm and devotional. We pray that God will use this reprint as a valuable tool, especially for ministers and Bible teachers as they prepare messages on this graphic prophet.” — Joel R. Beeke, from the biographical preface
"Burroughs's Exposition of the Prophecy of Hosea is a fine and mammoth treatment of an important prophet. Spurgeon called this work 'masterly,' noting that it is 'a vast treasure-house of experimental exposition.' No work on Hosea has superseded this commentary." - Joel R. Beeke
“Jeremiah Burroughs (c.1600-1646), one of the dissenting members of the Westminster Assembly and author of over 20 volumes, including The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment and Gospel Worship, wrote a 4-volume commentary on Hosea (1643-51), which has long been regarded as a classic of both profound learning and pastoral advice. No student of Hosea can claim to have mastered the prophet without consulting Burroughs. An essential commentary.” — Derek W. H. Thomas, Reformed Theological Seminary
“Jeremiah Burroughs’s Hosea combines exegetical rigor, theological astuteness, and experimental refreshment. In the great tradition of Puritan biblical exposition, Burroughs opens the inspired text, and has the text address the human heart. He mines the text for its meaning and doctrine, and translates his insights into wonderful applications. With great skill and ease, Burroughs sounds out Hosea’s message—its threats of judgment, its calls to repentance, its promises of mercy, and its prophecies of Christ. Still today, Burroughs makes them resonate clearly and compellingly.” — Gerald M. Bilkes, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.
Jeremiah Burroughs was one of the most popular preachers in London during his time there. He was one of the Independent members of the Westminster Assembly of Divines, and a Congregationalist. He spent 6 years at a small country church (St. Margaret's, Tivetshall), which is still standing and in use. During his time in London, he preached the mornings at the church in Stepney, outside of London, where William Greenhill preached in the afternoon. In the afternoons Burroughs preached at St. Giles Cripplegate.