Iain Murray from the intro to Heroes-
My hope is that these pages may give young Christians a relish for old authors, and encourage younger ministers of the gospel in the assurance that the Saviour of yesterday is the same today and tomorrow. The study of history is vital to the health of the church. As Thomas Fuller wrote long ago:
History maketh a young man to be old, without either wrinkles or grey hairs; privileging him with the experience of age, without either the infirmities or inconveniences thereof. Without history a man’s soul is purblind, seeing only the things which almost touch his eyes.