We might expect a lengthy book on only verses 1-4 of the eighth chapter of Romans to be wearisome and repetitive, but this is not the case. Thomas Jacomb (1622-87) tells us that he found by digging into this mine that it was full of rich matter. All the major truths of the gospel are here, in a remarkably readable manner, especially the practical subjects which the Puritans loved to expound.' Jacomb simply grips our heart and understanding', says a reviewer.
Thomas Jacomb (1622-87) moved to London in 1647 as chaplain to Elizabeth Cecil, Countess of Exeter, a service he continued through forty years. From 1650 he was minister of St Martin’s, Ludgate, and until the Great Ejection of 1662 he was among the Puritan leaders of the city, being a member of Cromwell’s sub-committee on religious fundamentals and a commissioner at the Savoy Conference. At his funeral William Bates spoke of him as an eminent servant of Jesus Christ.