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Practical Observations on Job - 12 Volumes Hardcover – 2001
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Caryl's work is a monolithic achievement, even by Puritan standards. His exegesis is lengthy, meaty, and timeless. There are many thoughts and applications in Caryl's work that cannot be found elsewhere. In the nineteenth-century, an abridgement of Caryl's work appeared, but how one can skillfully reduce twelve octavo volumes into a single work of nearly 200 pages is something of a mystery. Spurgeon said it best: “We do not believe in an abridgment of a book which is good throughout. Think of twelve large volumes condensed into one small one! An ox in a gallipot [a small jar used to hold medicines] is nothing to it” (Commenting on Commentaries, p. 76). No modern work has ever dealt with Job in similar fashion to Caryl. Literally, he has weaved a whole body of divinity.
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Still, if one loves the Puritan way of exposition, heavily steeped in the word of God, then this, ostensibly on the book of Job (but, in true Puritan fashion, taking in all the counsel of God)...then this is for you.
8,000 pages, facsimile of an early edition (f's looking life s's, etc.), I am currently using it as my answer to "What is your favorite book aside from the Bible?"
5 Stars - Useful for Sermons,SS Lessons,Life
5 Stars - God Honoring
5 Stars - Blessings on Every Page
5 Stars - Easy for the Layman to Read and Understand
5 Stars - One of the Greatest Works in the Language