Samuel Willard con Mercy Magnified on a Penitent Prodigal (English Edition)
This book is a series of 28 sermons on the Parable of the Prodigal from Luke 15.
"The main scope of this parable is to set forth the rich grace of God to miserable self-undone sinners, and the great pleasure which he takes in their conversion. It therefore presents us with the pattern of a grievous sinner, and discovers to us, both what he is before conversion, and how he is converted, and what welcome he finds with God upon his return unto him."
Samuel Willard (1640-1707) was a New England puritan
Born in 1640 at Concord, Massachusetts, Samuel Willard was one of the most important preachers among the second generation of New England Puritans. He graduated Harvard College in 1659 and went on to pastor two different churches, the church in Groton and then Boston’s South Church. He played a leading role in the Reforming Synod of 1679 and later became the president of Harvard.
“Willard summed up the moral judgments that were meaningful for his time and anticipated the work of Jonathan Edwards.” -Ernest Benson Lowrie