Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
A Body of Divinity (Body of Practical Divinity) Paperback – October 1, 1957
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
"Thomas Watson's Body of Practical Divinity is one of the most precious of the peerless works of the Puritans; and those best acquainted with it prize it most."~Charles Spurgeon
* A Preliminary Discourse To Catechising
* Man's Chief End
* The Scriptures
* The Being of God
* The Knowledge of God
* The Holiness of God
* The Mercy of God
* The Trinity
* The Providence of God
* Original Sin
* The Covenant of Grace
* Christ's Humiliation In His Incarnation
* Christ the Redeemer
* A Believer's Privilege At Death.
Col 1: 23 "If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled."
Watson instructs: "Intending next Lord's day to enter upon the work of catechizing, it will not be amiss to give you a preliminary discourse, to show you how needful it is for Christians to be well instructed in the grounds of religion. 'If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled."
Watson adds: " It is the duty of Christians to be settled in the doctrine of faith. It is the apostle's prayer, I Pet 5: 10, 'The God of all grace stablish, strengthen, settle you.' That is, that they might not be meteors in the air, but fixed stars. The apostle Jude speaks of 'wandering stars, in verse 13. They are called wandering stars, because, as Aristotle says, 'They do leap up and down, and wander into several parts of the heaven; and being but dry exhalations, not made of that pure celestial matter as the fixed stars are, they often fall to the earth.Read more ›
"The great truth is asserted, that the end of every man's living should be to glorify God. Glorifying God has respect to all the persons in the Trinity; it respects God the Father who gave us life; God the Son, who lost his life for us; and God the Holy Ghost, who produces a new life in us; we must bring glory to the whole Trinity....There is a twofold glory:  The glory that God has in himself, his intrinsic glory.... The glory which is ascribed to God, or which his creatures labor to bring to him."
"The Word of God, which is contained in the scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him....the Scriptures are the very word of God....The Papists cannot deny that the Scripture is divine and sacred; but they affirm quoad nos, with respect to us, it receives its divine authority from the church...The Council of Trent says, that the traditions of the church of Rome are to be received pari pietatis affectu, with the same devotion that Scripture is to be received; so bringing themselves under the curse. Rev 22:18."
"God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth....The world is full of practical atheism; most people live as if they did not believe there was a God."
"Thoughts speak as loud in God's ears as words do in ours. All our actions, though never so subtly contrived, and secretly conveyed, are visible to the eye of Omniscience. Isa 66:18....Viewing ourselves as under the eye of God's omniscience, would cause reverence in the worship of God. God sees the frame and carriage of our hearts when we come before him.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The ladies at our church are reading Body of Divinity together and meeting once a month to discuss it together. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Pastor Jerry
Excellent product - Delivered on time and I am very pleased with the item!Published 1 month ago by Dan Retzlaff
This is one of the best books I have read. I would recommend it to everyone! If you are a new Christian or very firm in your faith it can reveal new things to your heart. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Terri G. Eby
I only read to page seven and noted six verse errors on page seven! One error I could pass off as typo but not this many. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Cynthia Tuccillo
I am using it for a ladies' Bible study. It is so great that I reordered ten more copies. He is the easiest Puritan writer to read. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Lillan Smith
A very helpful and edifying writing for every Christian. Thoroughly biblical, effectively practical. You never regret having read this book.Published 13 months ago by Miklos
Love this book, it is very deep, but very educational about the Bible. The author uses some big words that I can't pronounce but He is still simple enough that I can understand... Read morePublished 13 months ago by LINDA CHAPMAN