Recently I had the privilege of writing an endorsement for a book by our brother and friend Thabiti Anyabwile, entitled The Faithful Preacher: Recapturing the Vision of Three Pioneering African-American Pastors. In the book Thabiti details the life of Lemuel Haynes, Daniel Payne, and Frances Grimke and gives us some insight into their ministries and philosophy through their sermons and life. It is a most encouraging read and I look forward to the publication of this book by Crossway.
Through this book Thabiti has done a valuable service to the church, and particularly reformed Christianity, as he is reintroducing men like Lemuel Haynes to modern Christianity and demonstrating the legitimacy of Reformed theology within the African-American experience. In fact, Thabiti has written an article in the latest edition of Reformation 21 on Lemuel Haynes , giving insight and exposure to what some have referred as the "Black Puritan."