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The Bruised Reed

Narrated by: Jim Denison
Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
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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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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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  • Scott Hausman
  • 29-11-18

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.