The Mystery of Providence

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Weight 0.24 kg
Dimensions 18.1 × 12.1 × 1.5 cm
binding

ePub, Kindle (.mobi), Paperback, Paperback & ePub, Paperback & Kindle

format

Book

page-count

224

series

Puritan Paperbacks

isbn

9781800402188

Original Pub Date

1678

Banner Pub Date

Jun 1, 1963

ENDORSEMENT

‘It is a wonderful book, the Banner serves us all by keeping it in print. Flavel does a wonderful job of helping you to meditate on how God’s sovereign kindness is seen even in the strangest circumstances… he knew suffering himself, and he was faithful.’ — MARK DEVER

Book Description

First published in 1678, this little work is based on the words ‘God that performeth all things for me’ (Psalm 57:2). It shows us how providence works for us in every stage and experience of our lives. The book is richly illustrated from the lives of believers and from the author’s wide reading in church history. There are avenues of spiritual knowledge and experience opened to the Christian in this work which he probably never knew existed.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

Publishers’ Introduction vii
Introduction 1
PART ONE
THE EVIDENCE OF PROVIDENCE
1 The Work of Providence for the Saints 15
2 Our Birth and Upbringing 35
3 The Work of Conversion 57
4 Our Employment 77
5 Family Affairs 85
6 Preservation of the Saints from Evil 97
7 The Work of Sanctification 107
PART TWO
MEDITATION ON THE PROVIDENCE OF GOD
8 The Duty of Meditation on Providence 123
9 How to Meditate on the Providence of God 129
10 The Advantages of Meditating on Providence 161
PART THREE
APPLICATION OF THE DOCTRINE OF PROVIDENCE
11 Practical Implications for the Saints 207
12 Practical Problems in Connection with Providence 213
13 The Advantages of Recording our Experiences of Providence 255

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  1. Robert Norman

    The best book I’ve ever read on God’s providence. If you’re not a Calvinist, give this a try and see how it impacts your heart and your mind.

  2. Matthew Leslie

    The first book I have read on providence and the first to really make me meditate on it. It is particularly useful in these trying times (2020). It has really opened my eyes, increased my trust in God and letting him guide me as he sees fit and to count my blessings. The style of Flavel is clear and concise and readable and it is one of those books that I will re-read many times.

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