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 Puritan Hard Drive (Tremendous Resource) Reviews by Paul Washer and Voddie Baucham

Dear Saints,

This is a great resource that many may not be aware of. There are so many who have no read or researched the writings of the Puritans. My walk in the Lord has been greatly encouraged by many of the Puritans: Thomas Brooks, Gurnall, Mcheyne, Andrew/ Horatius Bonar, etc.


http://www.swrb.com/


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PAUL WASHER REVIEWS THE PURITAN HARD DRIVE
http://www.puritandownloads.com/swrb/

With the Puritan Hard Drive I can now carry one of the largest Puritan and Reformed libraries in my pocket. No matter where I am, as long as there is some form of power source to operate a computer, I have access to some of the best Puritan and Reformed literature available. The Puritan Hard Drive is a tremendous blessing. I travel frequently to many parts of the globe. The Puritan Hard Drive allows me to continue my studies on the road with the same depth as when I am seated in my study at home. The wonderful portability of this massive Puritan library (and remarkable research software) makes the Puritan Hard Drive ideal for missionaries, students, or anyone who needs instant access to the best Reformation study materials in a variety of locations.

There is much more to the Puritan Hard Drive than just convenience, portability and the exceptional quality and extraordinary number of Reformation resources it includes. Even if a minister owned the largest printed Puritan library in the world, he would not be able to properly research the material. However, the KnowledgeBase software on the Puritan Hard Drive provides an effective road map to access the material in ways that are easy-to-use, organized and highly productive. With the click of a button, you can easily do ten hours worth of research in just seconds! Having the Puritan Hard Drive is like owning the largest Puritan and Reformed Library in the world along with a full time research assistant with his PhD in Puritan Studies from Oxford or Cambridge. Imagine not only owning the largest Puritan and Reformed library, but having a full-time team of world-class research assistants at your beck and call.

The high level of educational and scholarly functionality, combined with a marvelous library of over 12,500 top Puritan and Reformed resources and an extremely reasonable price, really makes obtaining the Puritan Hard Drive a stewardship issue. It is almost as if God is saying, "Here is a tool that will lead you to more truth faster than ever before. Make the best possible use of it and bring much glory to My Name." (2 Timothy 2:15, Ephesians 5:16). In the history of extra-biblical study and research tools there has never before been a resource as useful as the Puritan Hard Drive. The immense body of Reformation material (books, MP3s and videos) on the Puritan Hard Drive, along with the phenomenal proprietary software program that is included, makes the Puritan Hard Drive a valuable tool for Reformation in our day.

As a member of the HeartCry Missionary Society, I am witness to the great needs of Christians throughout the globe. Possibly the greatest need is sound Christian literature. Even though many Third World pastors read English, they have very few good books available to them. Even if we could afford to buy each indigenous minister a small library, the cost of shipping would be astronomical. With the Puritan Hard Drive we can provide pastors throughout the globe with one of the most complete Puritan and Reformed libraries at a fraction of the cost. The Puritan Hard Drive is also ideal for situations where concealment is a priority in countries which are hostile to the Gospel. The Puritan Hard Drive is the most compact way to smuggle the light of over 12,500 Reformation resources (with powerful study software) into the spiritual darkness of those nations that are in most need of Gospel truth.

- Paul Washer, HeartCry Missionary Society http://www.heartcrymissionary.com/





I want you to know that I have enjoyed my Puritan Hard Drive immensely. I simply could not have imagined such a resource before getting my hands on it! To have that much information from a consistent, biblical, orthodox, and gospel-centered point of view is simply astonishing. Anyone who admires the Puritans simply must have the Puritan Hard Drive. From Pastors to Ph.D. candidates, there is simply nothing else out there that puts so much at your fingertips. What an amazing tool for pastors... thank you for your work. Soli Deo Gloria! - Dr. Voddie Baucham, Jr., Grace Family Baptist Church (Spring, TX)


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 2011/9/16 13:48Profile
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 Re: Puritan Hard Drive (Tremendous Resource) Reviews by Paul Washer and Voddie Baucha

I was pretty excited when I saw this. I am a book worm and I love the puritans. So I checked out the site. They had their "low price one day only!" sale on. It was late and I had an hour left to get it at the special price. I waffled back and forth for an hour and prayed about it. I really wanted it but my gut just wouldn't let me. So I figured, "alright hey, they may have a sale some other time. Lets see what happens when the sale expires." So I waited and watched. Well, the countdown timer expired, but the price didn't change. Then I checked today and the price is still the same and they now have a new banner that says "sale price only until tomorrow night!"
This is really deceptive. It's a way to make people make quick decisions so they get the "sale price". Which isn't a sale price because they keep having only that price up. Funny how greed will get the best of anyone.

Here's a critique I read that put the last nail in the coffin: http://www.reformedontheweb.com/Puritan%20Drive%20Critique.pdf
I will not be buying this. Not only because of the critique, but also because I've been wanting to get an iPod touch for language learning and I couldn't buy both. (I COULD, I have the money, but it seems like a bad stewardship.) And I don't really like reading on a computer. I like my books.
Besides you can get TONS of the puritans' works on the internet for free. Here: http://www.puritanlibrary.com/
and here: http://www.archive.org/

I even find puritan works at thrift stores for $0.50-$3. In fact I just found one by John Bunyan on prayer not long ago. Total amount spent? $0.50. There really are cheaper methods than this... Maybe this would be good if you didn't have access to a library or the internet. But really, in the end, isn't the Bible all you need?


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 2011/9/18 18:26Profile
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 Re: Puritan Hard Drive (Tremendous Resource) Reviews by Paul Washer and Voddie Baucha

Greg,

Have you had the opportunity to inspect this?

http://www.puritandownloads.com/swrb/products/Puritan-Hard-Drive_-12_500-Puritan-%28Owen_-Watson_-et-al%29_-Reformation-%28Calvin_-Knox_-Luther_-et-al%29_-Covenanter-%28Rutherford_-Gillespie%29_-Presbyterian-%28Hodge%29_-Calvinistic-%28Edwards%29_-Reformed-Baptist-%28Spurgeon_-Bunyan_-Pink_-et-al%29-Books_-MP3s_-Videos.html

 2011/9/18 23:21Profile
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The puritans are very deep, i enjoy them a lot to.


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 2011/9/19 3:07Profile
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 Re: Puritan Hard Drive (Tremendous Resource) Reviews by Paul Washer and Voddie Baucha

Are you on commission? Is Paul on commission? Even $362.97 (let alone the retail price of $2,997.97 or the Super Sale price of $997.97) seems a lot for a hard drive with a lot of out-of-copyright material that is basically free! The whole lot would probably fit on 6 Blu-ray disks costing $1 each - total $6! They charge and extra $135 for the 1TB size. The extra cost of going from 320GB to 1TB is only $35. I can buy a complete 1TB drive for $85 so there is a nice extra profit margin even in this.

If Paul is so concerned for Third World Pastors, he would be much better of getting all the text on an Amazon Kindle (or the like; I'm not on commission :-) ) for $139. The pastors don't need to own a computer and can still read an awful lot.

And then I read the following:
"Major Benefit: Learn more biblical truth, much faster, and grow closer to God!
Advantage: Your own personal rocket fuel for remarkable Christian growth!"

So now the quality of our christian life is dependent on a piece of computer technology - I don't think so!!

Sorry to call you on this, brethern, but this doesn't smell right.

Kind regards
Mike

 2011/9/19 4:06Profile





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