The Mystery of Providence has ratings and 64 reviews. K.M. said: Took me a while to fully appreciate the book. The first half focuses a little too mu. John Flavel, Works, vol 4 (Baynes and Son, London, ), pp. Conduct or the Mystery of providence Opened was first published in and has passed. Based on Psalm , ‘The Mystery of Providence’ by John Flavel shows how providence works for us in every stage and experience of our lives. pp.
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I’ve enjoyed this book by the Puritan John Flavel. I would especially recommend this book to anyone who is suffering. Just before his death he acted as moderator at a meeting of dissenting ministers held at Topsham.
He masterfully weaves in scripture to support his points and exhorts and encourages procidence in a most convicting manner!
May 23, John rated it really liked it. Journaling a 20th century phenomenon not according to Flavel who sees it as essential for encouraging your own soul but also others.
All the thoughtfulness in the world will not make one hair white or black. Apr 30, Elizabeth Prata rated it liked it. So we provicence rest in Christ, and chill. Often they are hard and he brings storms to make wreck of our lives.
Not only is it full of examples of the Providence of God, it is also a challenge to look at my msytery life and see His Providences there for an encouragement to both myself and others. Flavel shows how providence is not merely a random act of kindness by Tbe, sometimes noticed by us every once in a while in our lives, but that it is indeed the gracious hand of God working in every aspect of our lives effecting the perfect will of our sovereign Lord.
There’s gold on every page. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. However – and this will explain my rating – he is quite repetitious.
You will not find an argument for meticulous providence in this book, so the title is perhaps a little misleading.
It also does not make me happy, nor do I feel exhorted by its message. Provisence 17, Wallace rated it it was amazing.
Apr 28, Graham Heslop rated it liked it. Mar 02, Troy Lizenby rated it it was amazing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
I found this one to be VERY worthwhile. But the second half is absolutely marvelous in its focus on faith over fear and trust in the sovereignty of God. This book should be read slowly for maximum understanding and blessing. One who prefers quick-fix, quasi-spiritual literature will find nothing appealing in Flavel’s efforts.
Though at times you may be challenged to agree with the authors assertion that n The most encouraging and friendly book I’ve read in a long time. He also knows that many people will act contrary to God’s actions and offers helpful ways of avoiding to fall into that trap. It is also a good lesson in being thankful for the mercies of God’s providence, instead of always complaining about what isn’t the way I want it to be.
Storing up those past works of God will give us courage when we face difficult circumstances in the future. Mar 24, Geraldine Cooper rated it it was amazing. Quotes from The Mystery Of Pr It is no accident that we are born when and where we are, with the parents we have, and in the way we have been raised. Took me a while to fully appreciate the book.
The Mystery of Providence
Nothing is an accident, nothing is outside God’s sovereignty, and God crafts all in the life of His children foavel a loving father prepares exactly the right circumstance to mold us into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ. What this book really challenged me was to reflect in my own lives the providence of God and His divine favor and mercy–and how God has been the one who had a better plan than I did and led me to the right di I’ve enjoyed this book by the Puritan John Flavel.
Walplate’s assistant by the classis at Salisbury. Arguably, the definable strength of the Puritans lied in their ability to take a subject like the providence of God and squeeze out all that Scripture teaches on the matter.
No Puritan book is an easy read but Flavel makes a compelling case for resting on God’s providence.
The Mystery of Providence, John Flavel
Paperbackpages. Committed Psalm 57 to memory as a result of reading it. One of the most timely and encouraging books I’ve read in a long time. Let us first realise that everything does not depend on us. It will instruct, encourage and uplift you – I guarantee it! Flavel is one of the easiest Puritans to read. But Flavel demonstrates from numerous biblic Arguably, the definable strength of the Puritans lied in their ability to providencd a subject like the providence of God and squeeze out all that Scripture teaches on the matter.
I was introduced to this prolific writer, and dedicated Puritan through the reading of this book. It made me grateful all over again for the list of blessings I recorded when my husband was diagnosed with and went providencd treatment for cancer. Feb 24, Debra provldence it it was amazing. Nov 15, Josh L rated it really liked it. What this book really challenged me was to reflect in my own lives the providence of God and His divine favor and mercy–and how God has been the one who had a better plan than I did and led me to the right direction.
I thank God for Tim Challies and his ministry. To know that He cares for His children and that He truly works all things together for their good as well as His glory brings joy and contentment to this earthly existence. As one can expect from the Puritans, Flavel revels in the wealth and wonder of God’s truth. On 27 Aprilhe was sent by ‘the standing committee of Devon’ to Diptford, a parish on the Avon, five miles from Totnes, where the minister, Mr.