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THE ART OF DIVINE CONTENTMENT
Thomas Watson

Watson's works are all marked by profound spirituality, terse style, impressive remarks, and practical illustrations. This book, first printed in 1653 is no exception. Based on Philippians 4:11, "I have learned, in whatever state I am therewith to be content," Watson writes, "For my part, I know not any ornament in religion that doth more bespangle a Christian, or glitter in the eye of God and man, than this or contentment. If there is a blessed life before we come to heaven, it is the contented life." Godly contentment is a theme missing from many pulpits today. A serious reading of this treatise would do much to fill this void.

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Jeremiah Burroughs, Jonathan Edwards, Samuel Davies, George Whitefield, Lewis Bayly, Robert Bolton, Matthew Mead & Thomas Watson

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TEN NEW PAPERBACK REPRINTS OF CLASSIC REFORMED TITLES

(1) THE EVIL OF EVILS by Jeremiah Burroughs

The Evil of Evils, first printed in 1654, consists of sixty-seven short chapters that expose sin and urge believers to hate sin more than affliction. Burroughs organizes his material around seven major thoughts: (1) there is more evil in the least sin than in the greatest affliction; (2) sin and God are contrary to each other; (3) sin is directly against our good; (4) sin opposes all that is good; (5) sin is the evil of all other evils; (6) sin has infinite dimension and character; and (7) sin makes us comfortable with the devil. This treatise is invaluable for sensitizing our consciences to the "exceeding sinfulness of sin" (cf. Rom. 7:13).



(2) SOLITUDE IMPROVED BY DIVINE MEDITATION by Nathaniel Ranew

This is a scarce book by a little-known Puritan, but was widely read and loved in his day. The premise of the book is that one should never waste time when alone, for that time could be spent in meditating upon God. Ranew covers what meditation is, that it is a duty for every Christian, how we can go about that duty, and how meditation is a spiritual pleasure.



(3) THE PRACTICE OF PIETY: A Puritan Devotional Manual by Lewis Bayly

The Practice of Piety is filled with scriptural and practical guidelines on the pursuit of holy living. Bayly begins his work with “a plain description of God in His essence, person, and attributes,” understanding this to be the basis for piety; every grace that sinners need springs from the gracious character of God. He emphasizes the necessity of true faith and holy living, and explains how to attain and maintain readiness for Christ’s second advent. Bayly then shows how to overcome obstacles to the pious life, stresses how piety is to be cultivated, and offers wise advice on the spiritual disciplines. He shows how to guide our thoughts, words, and actions in times of health as well as in times of sickness and affliction. He even provides directives to protect us from despair and the fear of death. In short, this is a book about how to live godly and die well.



(4) THE GODLY FAMILY: Essays on the Duties of Parents and Children

Foreword

*SECTION 1: Family Religion

The Necessity and Excellence of Family Religion—Samuel Davies

The Great Duty of Family Religion—George Whitefield

A Plain and Serious Address on the Important Subject of Family Religion—Philip Doddridge

*SECTION 2: The Duties of Parents

Parental Duties Illustrated—Samuel Worcester

The Duties of Parents Towards Their Children—Henry Venn

Disciplining Children—Arthur Hildersham

On the Method of Instructing Children—Henry Venn

Four Sermons on the Religious Education of Children—Philip Doddridge

Blessings Consequent upon Parental Fidelity—Thomas Houston

*SECTION 3: The Duties of Children

The Duties of Children to Their Parents—Samuel Stennett

The Duties of Children—Henry Venn

*SECTION 4: The Eternal Family

Heaven Considered as a Family—Samuel Stennett



(5) THE ART OF DIVINE CONTENTMENT by Thomas Watson

There is much in this world to leave us wearied. Yet the Apostle Paul could say, "I have learned, in whatsoever state I am therewith to be content." Commenting on Philippians 4:11, Thomas Watson provides us great encouragement as he points us to the only hope of gaining true contentment. He not only explains the nature of the contentment, but also gives motives to seek it and instructions for obtaining it. Watson's works are all marked by profound spirituality, terse style, impressive remarks, and practical illustrations. This book, first printed in 1653, is no exception.



(6) THE WORLD CONQUERED BY THE FAITHFUL CHRISTIAN by Richard Alleine

What does it mean to overcome the world? What are the spiritual weapons used to gain victories in the Christian life? Richard Alleine uses 1 John 5:1–4 as his primary text to answer these questions and many more. After explaining the believer’s armor and his enemy, Alleine treats at length how Christians obtain the victory over the world in the fight of faith. This book is a reminder that the Christian life is not idle and that every second we are fighting in a spiritual war. If you find yourself a battle-weary saint striving to stay the course, take up this book to learn from this great Puritan pastor on how to suit up in the whole armor of God and be strong in the Lord.



(7) HEAVEN TAKEN BY STORM by Thomas Watson

Contents:

Taking the Kingdom of Heaven by Holy Violence

The Christian Offering Violence to Himself

Offering Violence by the Reading of the Word

Offering Violence by the Hearing of the Word

Offering Violence by Prayer

Offering Violence by Meditation

Offering Violence by Self-Examination

Offering Violence by Sanctifying the Lord’s Day

Offering Violence by Holy Conversation

The Christian Offering Violence to Satan

The Christian Offering Violence to the World

The Christian Offering Violence to Heaven

Arrows of Reproof to Those Not Offering Violence

Examining Whether We Are Offering Violence

Objections against Offering Violence

Motives for Exhorting All Christians to Offer Violence

Take Heed of Hindrances to Offering Violence

Directions on How to Promote Offering Violence

Conclusion: What Shall We Do?

Appendix 1: The Happiness of Drawing Near to God

Appendix 2: How We May Read the Scriptures with Most Spiritual Profit



(8) THE ALMOST CHRISTIAN DISCOVERED by Matthew Mead

In this book, Matthew Mead shows twenty ways that a person can be deceived into thinking he is a Christian when he really is just an “almost Christian.” Mead also explains important topics like the need for self-examination, signs of the unpardonable sin, and reasons for a believer’s lack of comfort. He concludes with three matters that every reader must be convinced of: the evil and filthy nature of sin, the misery and desperate danger of the unregenerate, and the utter insufficiency and inability of anything other than Christ Jesus to minister relief. This Puritan classic is meant to shake nominal believers out of their complacency and to comfort true believers.



(9) ALTOGETHER LOVELY: The Glory and Excellency of Christ by Jonathan Edwards

Foreword

God the Best Portion of the Christian

The Excellency of Christ

Christ Exalted

Safety, Fullness, and Sweet Refreshment in Christ



(10) GENERAL DIRECTIONS FOR A COMFORTABLE WALKING WITH GOD by Robert Bolton

While Robert Bolton originally wrote General Directions as a spiritual guide for himself, its publication led to its becoming an instant classic. This book encourages us to abandon our loved sin, hate hypocrisy, exercise self-denial, live the life of faith, form right conceptions of Christianity, guard against worldliness, be warmed with the love of God, treasure reconciliation with God, keep the heart, and meditate on future bliss in order to loosen sin’s grip on the soul. Bolton also excels in describing particular Christian duties, such as tending to family, governing the tongue, and managing every action of our lives. Read Bolton’s book, be encouraged in your Christian walk, and find out first hand why generations of believers have cherished this sound volume of pastoral advice.



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(1) THE EVIL OF EVILS by Jeremiah Burroughs
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(2) SOLITUDE IMPROVED BY DIVINE MEDITATION by Nathaniel Ranew
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(3) THE PRACTICE OF PIETY: A Puritan Devotional Manual by Lewis Bayly
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(4) THE GODLY FAMILY: Essays on the Duties of Parents and Children by Doddridge, Whitefield, Venn and More
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(5) THE ART OF DIVINE CONTENTMENT by Thomas Watson
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(6) THE WORLD CONQUERED BY THE FAITHFUL CHRISTIAN by Richard Alleine
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(7) HEAVEN TAKEN BY STORM by Thomas Watson
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(8) THE ALMOST CHRISTIAN DISCOVERED by Matthew Mead
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(9) ALTOGETHER LOVELY: The Glory and Excellency of Christ by Jonathan Edwards
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(10) GENERAL DIRECTIONS FOR A COMFORTABLE WALKING WITH GOD by Robert Bolton
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