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The Bruised Reed

The Bruised Reed by Richard Sibbes
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In "The Bruised Reed," Richard Sibbes offers a profound exploration of the Christian faith and the fragile nature of humanity. Through his insightful reflections on God's compassion and love, Sibbes conveys a message of hope and redemption for those who may feel broken or downtrodden.

Sibbes' writing is both eloquent and accessible, making this book a valuable resource for readers seeking spiritual guidance and comfort. His emphasis on the healing power of God's grace is particularly uplifting, as he reminds us that even in our weakest moments, we are still beloved by our Creator.

Overall, "The Bruised Reed" is a deeply moving and inspirational read that speaks to the universal struggles and longings of the human heart. It is a testament to the enduring power of faith and the restorative work of God in our lives.

Book Description:
Richard Sibbes was a Puritan pastor and theologian in the 17th century. His best known work, The Bruised Reed, is based on a Scripture verse from Matt. 12:20: "A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory." Sibbes uses this text to respond to the despondent thoughts and fears that many Christians have. He draws a picture of Christ's gentleness and mercy for the Christians who feel themselves small and weak. The Bruised Reed is full of an amazing amount of soul-comfort. I cannot recommend it highly enough, especially to Christians struggling with depression, regret, or fear.

The publishers' foreword quotes Dr. Martyn Lloyd Jones, who said:

"I shall never cease to be grateful to . . . Richard Sibbes who was balm to my soul at a period in my life when I was overworked and badly overtired, and therefore subject in an unusual manner to the onslaughts of the devil. In that state and condition . . . what you need is some gentle, tender treatment for your soul. I found at that time that Richard Sibbes, who was known in London in the early seventeenth century as 'the heavenly Doctor Sibbes', was an unfailing remedy. His books The Bruised Reed and The Soul's Conflict quietened, soothed, comforted, encouraged and healed me." (Introduction by rosea)

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - April 25, 2014
Such a thought provoking book! Very intense!! A must read!!!

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