Crook in the Lot: Living with that thorn in your side

Crook in the Lot: Living with that thorn in your side

by Thomas Boston

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Crook in the Lot: Living with that thorn in your side by Thomas Boston

First published in 1737 this book holds a special place among the tremendous amount of Puritan literature that was produced during that time. Thomas Boston was renowned for his clearly understood English and the manner in which he maintained that clarity while conveying messages of great depth. The Crook in the Lot is introduced to us by J. I. Packer. In an extensive prologue he shows how Boston's advice remains deeply relevant today. Boston was not preaching merely from his theological understanding, he was speaking from direct personal experience. Boston had real "thorns" to deal with himself, ranging from his wife's paralyzing depression to his own experiences living for years with what were probably kidney stones. He brings his own unique combination of wonderfully profound and yet immensely practical advice to bear to give us a work of lasting impact.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845506490
Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
Publication date: 07/14/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Thomas Boston held a pastorate with a very small Congregation in Simprin, Scotland until 1707. He was an extremely popular preacher, though self-effacing - considering that he had but "small talents." He was reluctant to publish his works, although he wrote out completely all of his sermons before they were preached. Many, however, came to be published after his death at the age of 57.

Table of Contents

Memoir of Thomas Bostonv
Introduction to the Study Guidexii
Outlinexv
Chapter 1Introduction1
Chapter 2Proposition 1: Whatever crook there is in one's lot is of God's making4
Chapter 3Proposition 2: What God sees fit to mar in our lot, we shall not be able to mend42
Chapter 4Proposition 3: Considering the crook in the lot as the work of God is the proper means to bring one to behave rightly under it60
Chapter 5A comparison between the lowly and the proud68
Chapter 6The duty of humility89
Chapter 7Proposition 4: There is a due time wherein those who now humble themselves under the mighty hand of God will certainly be lifted up115
Chapter 8The partial lifting up and the final lifting up130
Study Guide151

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"..The pure Biblical wisdom of The Crook in the Lot is badly need by many of us, and so I am delighted that is being made available in this handy form." ~ J. I. Packer(Board of Governors' Professor of Theology, Regent College, Vancouver, Canada)

J. I. Packer ~ Well known author & Board of Governors' Professor of Theology

"..The pure Biblical wisdom of The Crook in the Lot is badly need by many of us, and so I am delighted that is being made available in this handy form."

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