A negative word for some—meaning prudish, rigid, austere and moralistic.
But it was those people known as Puritans who forged a renewal movement within the Church of England that significantly impacted the New World.
The Puritans came to the colonies largely in family groups, and unlike many of those who preceded them, they could read and write. Their diaries and letters reflected an intense emphasis on their devotional life. It’s said that Puritanism as an attitude was “remarkably durable."
This durability helped organize the religious experiences and its practices that became known as "the New England Way." Its foundation was certainly derived from the Geneva Bible and the King James Bible they brought with them - the most popular Bibles of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
A Bible that impacted our early American life more than any other!
Engage with the Bible! With its impact and influence that continues today!