The Acceptable Sacrifice

Weight 0.17 kg
Dimensions 18.1 × 12.1 × 1.0 cm
ISBN 9780851518527

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Mar 1, 2004

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Book Description

What can man bring to God which will be excellent and acceptable in His sight? John Bunyan’s answer may surprise us – a broken and contrite heart. This is the ‘acceptable sacrifice’ of the title.

In this moving exposition of Psalm 51:17, the last work which he prepared for the press, Bunyan shows from Scripture why a broken heart is so acceptable to God. He characterizes the unbroken heart of man, showing why it must be made contrite, and explains the nature of the change which is involved. He also guides the reader in discerning whether this change has taken place, and shows how the heart, once broken, can be kept tender.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

Extract from Preface to First Edition vii
Introduction xi
1 The Text Explained 1
2 A Broken Heart Is Truly Excellent 5
3 The Unbroken Heart, and How It Is Made Contrite 17
4 Signs of a Broken Heart 27
5 Why the Heart Must Be Broken 51
6 Why God So Esteems a Broken Heart 74
7 Keeping the Heart Tender 87
8 Uses of the Doctrine 95
9 Some Objections Considered 112

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  1. Bradley Lewis

    This short, concise book by the great writer of Pilgrim’s Progress is a wonderful read! John Bunyan has a way of writing with few words that cuts straight to the heart. Whether you’re new to the faith or a lifelong Christian, this is a wonderful book. It’s led me to a greater understanding of repentance and God’s desire for the Christian to offer a broken heart and what lies ahead for the believer.

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