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All articles & reviews tagged with john-flavel

Review

April 2018
Reviews > Book

All Things Made New: John Flavel for the Christian Life

Having obeyed the urging of an older friend in ministry to buy all six volumes of the Works of John Flavel, Lewis Allen now wants to kindle in others a love for this Puritan. In the introduction, Allen writes, ‘Flavel insisted that he himself wanted to hear sermons that were “hissing hot”, direct and practical…

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Historical

July 2016
Articles > Historical

John Flavel (1628-1691)

It was a privilege to be part of the Christian Union at Aberystwyth in the mid-1960s. A highlight, apart from the eminent preachers, was when books were put out for display on the book table.  Once a year the Banner of Truth took orders for ‘damaged’ books at only 40 per cent list price.…

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Review

January 2014
Reviews > Book

Puritan Portraits

Puritan portraits J. I. Packer Christian Focus Publications, 192 pages £8.99 ISBN: 978-1-84550-700-8 Star Rating : 4 The body of this book consists of a number of Dr Jim Packer’s essays, previously published as introductions to individual Puritan book titles and here collected together. The addressed Puritan titles include Henry Scougal’s The life of…

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Review

October 2013
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Suffering & sovereignty — John Flavel and the Puritans on afflictive providence

Suffering & sovereignty — John Flavel and the Puritans on afflictive providence Brian H. Cosby Reformation Heritage Books, 164 pages, £20.00, ISBN: 978-1-60178-197-0 Star Rating : 3 ‘If anyone tells me that the death of my child is God’s will, I’ll scream!’ This is an understandable reaction to sudden extreme suffering. The Puritan, John…

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Article

August 2013
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Why does God ordain suffering? – A Puritan’s answer

The Christian church today has all but abandoned a robust and refreshingly biblical theology of suffering. This is why it behoves us to consider those in the past — in particular, the Puritans — who not only tasted some of the bitterest afflictions to befall humanity, but also skilfully applied the balm of gospel…

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Article

October 1995
Reviews > Book

A book that changed me

My life seemed like a jigsaw puzzle of many pieces. It was not until I read John Flavel's The mystery of Providence (Banner of Truth) that I realized there was a divine purpose holding every part together, and providing the plan. I was a schoolmaster for many years, eventually becoming the head of a…

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