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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. 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. The Mystery of Providence by John Flavel – Contents. Introduction; The Evidence of Providence; The Work of Providence for the Saints; Our Birth and Upbringing.

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O then, regret no more, dispute no more, but lie down meekly at your Father’s feet, and say in all cases and at all times, ‘The will of the Lord be done. Be the first to ask provivence question about The Mystery of Providence.

It is true, things that greatly affect us are not easily forgotten by us; and yet, how ordinary is it for new impressions to raze out former ones? It took me six months to finish this book, but it was worth it. 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.

But Flavel demonstrates from numerous biblical precepts and examples that though God’s dealings are indeed mysterious, kf are always exacting and purposeful.

In a systematic fashion, Flavel first lays down the groundwork for the reader, surrounding the reader with all the evidences of Prov It is widely believed ths Puritans were dry, old men that were difficult to understand.

It made me grateful all over again for the jystery of blessings I recorded when my husband was diagnosed with and went through treatment for cancer. The same providence of God is in the conversion of our souls, the work we do, our family, and the persecutions we endure because of evil in the world. Journaling a 20th century phenomenon not according to Flavel who sees it as essential for encouraging your own soul but also others. Quotes from The Mystery Of Pr This off does not encourages me mystdry my faith, nor does it show me unknown features of my awesome God.


It’s a difficult book, at least to me at the time last year. May 09, Jimmy added it. Even though the style is very old fashioned the message is current and penetrating and profound. Flavel shows how tye is not merely a random act of kindness by God, 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.

Please read this book: I’d planned to read along with Challies.

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Well worth the wait to the penultimate chapter when he discusses the benefit of trials. It was a saying of that worthy man, Dr. I found this one to be VERY worthwhile. One of the most timely and encouraging books I’ve read in a long time.

The Mystery of Providence by John Flavel

In he removed to Dartmouth, though the Diptford emoluments were much greater. Books by John Flavel. Nothing is an accident, nothing is outside God’s sovereignty, and God crafts all in the life of His children as a loving father prepares exactly the right circumstance to mold us into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ.

Feb 24, Debra rated it it was amazing. This is a wonderful book. Mar 02, Troy Lizenby rated it it was amazing. This is a sure rule: The context that Flavel is writing under persecution, expulsion, near imprisonment is always near your mind while he grapples with the extraordinary hope and beauty offered by the provi One of the most timely and encouraging books I’ve read in a long time.

God is such a mighty and wonderful God! See the Puritans in a new light as well, though quaint, they’re quite human mysterry not divorced from the realities of life, as you may have imagined. Flavel provides excellent reasons for trusting the providence of God, and I found his reasons for recording the acts of providence in our lives to be especially helpful.

I highly recommend this book, and if you are able to, read it with another person willing to discuss it together, or a small group. May 17, Wallace rated it myxtery was amazing. Like any good Puritan pastor he takes this doctrine and examines it from numerous different angles.


Finally, our Christian witness will not be crippled, as many fear, but quickened by a right apprehension of the sovereignty of God.

Flavel provides an abundant store of examples of God’s providence. This book is a throwback to May 10, Jeff Shelnutt rated it really liked it Shelves: For example, Flavel encourages his readers to thank God’s providence that they were not born in America, that barbarous land, but in England where they were brought up well-instructed in the Christian faith.

Most of the book, however, is simply Scriptural truth, applicable to any believer at any time and in any place. He continued to minister at Diptford for about six years, succeeding the senior minister when he died, and endearing himself greatly to the people, not only by his earnestness, but by his easy dealings with them in the matter of tithes. Paperbackpages. Took me a while to fully appreciate the book. Review of the Mystery of Providence Tim Challies blog site invited his readers and has done previously to read a classics Christian book together, reading 1 chapter per week.

Then we may seek to work out what He is working in us.

The Mystery of Providence

Feb 15, Peter N. But for the person who will give the time to apprehend this most sacred of subjects, he will not be disappointed with the assistance of The Mystery of Providence. I stopped after having read the introduction and the providsnce 2 chapters. Want to Read saving….

There’s gold on every page. Published August 1st by Banner of Truth first published They are a bit over the top and unrealistic.

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