The following is my review for David W. Saxton’s book, God’s Battle Plan for the Mind: The Puritan Practice of Biblical Meditation (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2015).
The goal of this book is, “to convince God’s people of the absolute necessity of personal meditation. This book will motivate the believer to begin this work; teach practically how to meditate on divine truth; and guide in right patterns of thinking throughout the day” (p. 2). He aims to use two primary sources in this study: (1) the Christian Scriptures and (2) the writings of the puritans.
Summary: The book contains 12 chapters and a conclusion. Each chapter is rather short and digestible averaging about 10 pages per chapter. The first five chapters seem to be a bit more foundational in that they establish the need, provide the definition, and biblical teaching on meditation. The first chapter consists of an…
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