'Not only did the book help me in the area of dealing with Christians in my own soul - relating to doubt or assurance - it also helped me in application, in preaching. In fact, [Precious Remedies] may have helped me in application in preaching more than any other book I've ever read.' --Ligon Duncan --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Thomas Brooks (1608—1680) was an English non-conformist Puritan preacher and author. Much of what is known about Thomas Brooks has been ascertained from his writings. Born, likely to well-to-do parents, in 1608, Brooks entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1625, where he was preceded by such men as Thomas Hooker, John Cotton, and Thomas Shepard. He was licensed as a preacher of the Gospel by 1640. Before that date, he appears to have spent a number of years at sea, probably as a chaplain with the fleet. After the conclusion of the First English Civil War, Thomas Brooks became minister at Thomas Apostle's, London, and was sufficiently renowned to be chosen as preacher before the House of Commons on December 26, 1648. His sermon was afterwards published under the title, 'God's Delight in the Progress of the Upright', the text being Psalm 44:18: 'Our heart is not turned back, neither have our steps declined from Thy way'. Three or four years afterwards, he transferred to St. Margaret's, Fish-street Hill, London. In 1662, he fell victim to the notorious Act of Uniformity, but he appears to have remained in his parish and to have preached as opportunity arose. Treatises continued to flow from his pen.
Best book ever, words sentences a little different than we do today, read it slowly.Published 1 month ago by Byran Boyle
How the avoidance of evil in our everyday lives can lead to a happier, more peaceful spirit to carry us through the turmoils of life.Published 3 months ago by Irene
Easy to read despite the age -- not just for seminary students and theologians, I enjoyed this very much as a laypersonPublished 3 months ago by K-Libz
This book was recommended by one of the pastors that leads my fellowship group. It's a little difficult to rate a book written mostly in Olde English. Read morePublished 4 months ago by missy mo
Brooks is an amazing communicator of biblical truth. His excellent use of scripture is refreshing in modern day church culture. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Liza Grimmet
Love this book. A book all Christians should read. Brooks goes over all of the devices that Satan uses to encourage us to sin.Published 5 months ago by Gilbert
Only just beginning and sometimes I wonder about the type format, like if things aren't missing in this modern version. Read morePublished 5 months ago by KevinS
I was not expecting to be so drawn in to this book. It reminded me a lot of ScrewTape Letters by CS Lewis.Published 5 months ago by christine