Thomas Goodwin (1600-1680) is often referred to as, “The Readable Puritan.” He was one of the seventeenth century’s most prolific writers, who brought an inspiring balance of exhortation and tenderness to his scholarly expositions. He was born in Norfolk, England, in 1600. By 1620 Goodwin had graduated from Cambridge, he had been elected a fellow thereof, and he was licensed as a Cambridge University preacher. Years later, he served as Chaplain to Oliver Cromwell in 1656. Goodwin was a member and commissioner of the Westminster Assembly. He and his colleague, John Owen, often team-preached at Oxford University, and by 1658, together they had completed their work on the amended Westminster Confession. It was his firm conviction and sincere love of Christ that distinguished this influential theologian. Thomas Goodwin’s ministry had a broad impact over the course of his lifetime and it continues today, well into this twenty-first century, through his Christ-exalted writings.