And even centuries later, his relish is infectious. Such a goodness is in God as is in a fountain, or in the breast that loves to ease itself of milk. He was never married, but looking at his life, it is clear that he had a quite extraordinary ability for cultivating warm and lasting friendships. He could have been describing Sibbes. Born to a wheelwright in a rather obscure little village in Suffolk, few could have expected how influential young Sibbes would turn out to be. Bright as he was, though, it was his abilities as a preacher that soon began to mark him out.
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Shelves: theology , reformed-history This book represents Puritanism almost at its best. Banner have done a great job in reprinting this work in such an easy This book represents Puritanism almost at its best. Banner have done a great job in reprinting this work in such an easy to read format.
It is a while since I went through the Puritan Paperback series, but I suspect that this volume is one of the best in the series. We named him that because one of my heroes in Scripture is King Josiah. If you read the story of Josiah in Scripture, you soon realize why this man was truly an amazing man.
Yes, you read that correctly. It was return to the Word of God that the nation had at that time. As a result God blessed him in amazing ways. These two weaknesses are not major issues and thus, I hesitate to even bring them out, for fear that the reader may miss the treasure of the book. The Tender Heart 2. The Art of Self-Humbling 3. The Art of Mourning which is mourning about sin 4. The Saints Refreshing which is more about death [in part] Part 3 is great.
A thought that is seldom preached and here explained so well. It will make you want to cry, not so much emotionally but intellectually, it makes you want to get out your day planner and set aside some time for crying. Lays out some reasons to cry, some things to make you cry, tells you The book comes in Four parts. Lays out some reasons to cry, some things to make you cry, tells you when to stop crying and good reasons to stop crying when you are done.
I think it brilliant. Part 4 is good. Most other reviews mention the closing couple pages where it descends into a discussion of English politics it is only a couple pages the last pages. It is a bit jarring as the book generally is well suited for Christians through the ages a couple references from the time period here and there, of course.
So the last half of the book was so good, i almost wondered if it needed the first. But, the deliberate drudging exposition takes a while to pick up speed and the parts of the verse in the beginning of the book are slightly less interesting.
I like the way Sibbes organized it. His subheadings of Questions: Answer: Doctrine: Use: which he uses frequently in the book are quite helpful. I lightly wish the typesetter had them stand out more and possible put them in the table of contents. I also love the cover.
Foreword to Richard Sibbes' 'Josiah's Reformation'