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The Puritan Hard Drive Revisited

November 18, 2013 3 comments

HDhand.jpg_49.jpg_1MA25522523-0019Today I would like to revisit an old controversy between myself and Still Water Revival Books (SWRB). In my first critique of this drive I had stated, that once I paid my hard drive off, then I quit receiving any emails about the progress of the drive. This made me began to worry about having been ripped off. You see I bought the Drive as a 90 Cd collection and then Mr. Reg Barrow had the idea to put it all on a drive. This took over two years. During that time I had gotten regular updates on the progress. It wasn’t until I had paid off the drive that my SWRB emails just quit coming.

I started purchasing the drive in 2008 and finished paying it off in 2010. Regular email updates came, usually about once a week, sometimes more. Since that drive was paid off I haven’t received any emails whatsoever. Well guess what? October 26 of this year the emails started flowing again. That’s right. I have been receiving emails from (SWRB) every two to three days since the 26th of October of this year. I paid the drive off March 2010 and it is November 2013. We are talking three and three quarters of a year without a single email from Reg Barrow and SWRB.

The question is: Why did I begin to receive emails all of a sudden? Was it that Reg Barrow found my email tucked in a folder in his computer and then suddenly decided to put it back into the system? Since I have shown his deceptive advertising strategies, in my second critique of the drive, then maybe he put my email address back into the system in order to be able to boast about how many are on his mailing list. Who knows? But one thing is for sure, I am now receiving email updates from them again.

A second subject that I want to touch on concerning the drive is: I can’t believe the number of top named Reformed ministers who are being used to advertise this product. I can’t believe that any of them would speak out as a spokes person for the drive. As I have stated before, the drive contains 10,323 mp3’s, 2124 Pdf files and 71 videos. The mp3’s are from mostly the same individuals. Men such: as Brian Schwertly, Greg Price, and Matthew McMahon. Greg Price is definitely one of the main speakers on the mp3’s. Secondly, there are only 71 videos. All of these are by Richard Bennett or Greg Price. Thirdly, though there are 2124 Pdf files, nevertheless most of these Pdf files can be found right here: as a free download. Fourthly, if you are a Reformed Baptist, then you will be disappointed because there is nothing particularly Baptist about this drive. There are no Baptist confessions, no books arguing from a Baptist position and no videos or mp3’s arguing from the Baptist position either.

So in my opinion, I can’t see why any top named Reformed minister would be promoting stuff that can be downloaded for free or that is one sided in its views.

I hope you give it second thoughts before purchasing this device. 

If you are Reformed Baptist, like myself, here is a link to a library designed just for you.


Puritan Library

January 1, 2012 2 comments

Why pay a huge sum of money to Still Water Revival Books (SWRB) when you can obtain most of the same material for free? Just visit the link below and you will have free access to hundreds of Puritan authors whose books can be downloaded in Kindle, Epub, or PDF for no cost at all.

The list includes names such as Richard Sibbes, John Owen, Thomas Watson, Thomas Brooks, Thomas Boston, John Bunyan, John Flavel, Jonathan Edwards, Stephen Charnock, Thomas Goodwin……just to name a few.

To enjoy this blessed resource just click right here.

God bless your study,

Hershel Lee Harvell Jr.