Review: The Christian’s Great Enemy
This is a wonderful little book that deals with that daily battle against Satan, the enemy of our souls.
John Brown was a faithful preacher of God’s word who ministered in Scotland the first part of the 19th century. Whilst in Edinburgh he expounded all of 1 Peter. This took 16 years. This book is an extract from the published version of those sermons covering 1 Peter 5: 8-11.
The book is divided into three chapters covering: the Christian’s great enemy, the Christian’s duty with reference to his great enemy, and the Christian’s encouragement to perform that duty.
This book is a model of clear and uncluttered communication. There are easy to follow divisions and subdivisions. John Brown explains God’s word in a straightforward way applying it to our daily walk. I particularly liked his explanation of the meaning of the promises the Lord makes to Christians in verse 10.
As Sinclair Ferguson says in the forward, the book is a pocket manual for spiritual warfare. I cannot think of a more helpful small book on this subject and hope that it will be widely read by both young and mature Christians.
I also hope that it will be so successful that it will lead Banner of Truth to reprint the complete two volume set of sermons on 1 Peter by John Brown!
This review was first published on GoodBookReviews.org.uk. The site has been closed as of March 2019.
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