The Works of Thomas Brooks (eBook)

by Thomas Brooks

In ePub, .mobi, & docx

Thanks to Lionel Dyck for his help in creating the .pdf and docx versions

The Works of Thomas Brooks is an extremely important addition to your library because it discusses many topics that are relevant to the daily life of a Christian, such as gaining assurance, salvation and the faith, repentance and obedience that accompanies it; counteracting Satan’s attacks and that God is enough to supply all our needs. Also covered is the importance of prayer, the power it can have in our lives; the riches Christ has to bestow on us; the necessity, excellency, rarity, beauty and the glory of holiness & dealing with suffering.

Little is known about Thomas Brooks as a man, other than can be ascertained from his many writings. Born, probably of well-to-do parents, in 1608, Brooks entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in 1625. He was licensed as a preacher of the gospel by 1640 at the latest. Before that date he seems to have spent a number of years at sea, probably as a chaplain with the fleet. After the Civil War, Brooks became minister at Thomas Apostle’s, London, and was sufficiently renowned to be chosen as preacher before the House of Commons on 26 December, 1648. Three or four years later he moved to St Margaret’s, Fish-street Hill, London, but encountered considerable opposition as he refused baptism and the Lord’s Supper to those clearly ‘unworthy’ of such privileges. The following years were filled with written as well as spoken ministry. In 1662 he fell victim to the notorious Act of Uniformity, but he appears to have remained in his parish and to have preached the Word as opportunity offered. Treatises continued to flow from his agile pen. In 1677 or 1678 he married for the second time, ‘she spring-young, he winter-old’. Two years later he went home to his Lord.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Mute Christian Under the Smarting Rod

Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices

A Word in Season to Suffering Saints

A Cabinet of Choice Jewels

The Best Wine Reserved Until Last

The Privy Key of Heaven

Heaven on Earth

The Unsearchable Riches of Christ

Apples of Gold

The Golden Key to Open Hidden Treasures

Paradise Opened

By Topic

Joy

By Scripture

Old Testament

Genesis

Exodus

Leviticus

Numbers

Deuteronomy

Joshua

Judges

Ruth

1 Samuel

2 Samuel

1 Kings

2 Kings

1 Chronicles

2 Chronicles

Ezra

Nehemiah

Esther

Job

Psalms

Proverbs

Ecclesiastes

Song of Solomon

Isaiah

Jeremiah

Lamentations

Ezekiel

Daniel

Hosea

Joel

Amos

Obadiah

Jonah

Micah

Nahum

Habakkuk

Zephaniah

Haggai

Zechariah

Malachi

New Testament

Matthew

Mark

Luke

John

Acts

Romans

1 Corinthians

2 Corinthians

Galatians

Ephesians

Philippians

Colossians

1 Thessalonians

2 Thessalonians

1 Timothy

2 Timothy

Titus

Philemon

Hebrews

James

1 Peter

2 Peter

1 John

2 John

3 John

Jude

Revelation

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