A question was asked why it was that Thomas Boston was chosen as my theological mentor in the post below. Three reasons come directly to mind.
1) He was a Pastor.
While few theologians of note were not at least at some point Pastors in their own right Thomas Boston was a man well known for his preaching and like Samuel Rutherford well known for his care and devotion to his charge.
2) He was a Marrow Man.
Few may know anything about the Marrow Controversy in the Church of Scotland and why this would be important but suffice to say this is an important point of doctrine for a ecclesiastical descendant of Ebenezer Erskine.
3) His writing style is clear.
This may seem a bit obtuse but I think that we would all agree that this is an important point.