WILLIAM SPURSTOWE demonstrates the devil’s abilities as a tempter and exposes a good number of his strategies by furnishing the Christian with the biblical antidotes for the tempter’s various schemes. This succinct book will be an aid to those in the thick of temptation. Author William Spurstowe (1605-1666) was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He received his B.A. in 1627 and his M.A. in 1630. His first pastorate was at Great Hampden in Buckinghamshire, where he was installed in 1638. In 1643 Spurstowe was chosen to attend the Westminster Assembly as a presbyterian member. From 1658-1660, Spurstowe, along with Edward Reynolds, Edmund Calamy, Simeon Ashe, Thomas Manton, Thomas Case, and others, served the parliament of Richard Cromwell. Spurstowe was one of the ejected ministers of 1662. He died soon after the great plague of London, in 1666.