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Richard Sibbes is widely considered to have been one of the fathers of Puritanism in the 17th century. His passionate sermons and devotional works have persisted throughout the centuries and continue to influence modern-day scholars and people all over the world.

Taking a phrase from Matthew 12:20, Sibbes explains what it means to be a "bruised reed". It is a metaphor that exemplifies the way in which God humbles sinners by allowing them to see sin in the way that he sees it - the lesson being that God sometimes wounds before healing but with the ultimate goal of deepening our love for Christ.

Sibbes believed very strongly that "God's love rests on Christ" and often spoke of the comfort to be gained by acknowledging this. He preached that the same can be had for those who live in Christ and seek redemption for their sins.

©2010 Richard Sibbes (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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absolutely amazing book for the lowly

a must have for the Christian who's beaten up by life circumstances and all seems hopeless

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  • Scott Hausman
  • 29-11-2018

A Great Comfort

As a Christian who has struggled with depression and grief over sin, I found this book to be a great source of comfort. The author with great mercy and grace shows how God uses our struggles to slowly grow us into the person of faith that he wants us to be.

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  • Randy
  • 27-10-2020

A comfort to my soul

Brother Sibbes described the Lord Jesus's mercy and grace as our refuge during our time of struggle and trials. He is our strength and this book is a reminder of the love of Christ.

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  • chad
  • 14-09-2020

excellent!

I've listened to it 3 times so far. Written centuries ago and yet has timeless relevance.

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  • Mommaof7
  • 14-07-2020

Best book on assurance I’ve read

This is one of my favorite books I’ve ever read. I’m very thankful to have found this book. If you are struggling in your Christian walk, buy this book and you will not be disappointed.

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  • Gregory Leo Russ
  • 30-04-2020

Holy!!!!!!!

Can’t put into words how much this has blessed me! My thirsty soul just got it’s thirst abundantly saturated!!!

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  • E. J. Boston
  • 28-02-2020

Monotone

The content of the book was great, but unfortunately the monotone of the narrator made it difficult to follow. I'm sure he did it because he didn't want to insert his own interpretation into such a renowned work of Christian history, but instead of helping me "see the words on the page" as it were, it made me miss some of them altogether. I found myself having to rewind section after section, and think I'll just have to read it on the page soon.

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  • David Peyton
  • 28-10-2019

“A little fire, is fire”

A rich and deeply encouraging famous Puritan work. Well worth the listen. The performance was monotone and unfeeling. But the content is peerless. “A little fire, is fire, though it produces much smoke.” Sibbes

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  • Lee Duffield-Simm
  • 02-07-2016

Fire and Brimstone rears it's ugly head

Rather dated, unsurprisingly since it was written in 1630.No more than mildly diverting. Too fundamentalist.

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