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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. John Flavel, Works, vol 4 (Baynes and Son, London, ), pp. Conduct or the Mystery of providence Opened was first published in and has passed. 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.

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On 17 Octoberafter examination and the preaching of a ‘trial sermon,’ he was ordained Mr.

The Mystery of Providence by John Flavel – Still Waters Revival Books

I have known about this book for almost 41 years, but it wasn’t until August that I bought it and it wasn’t until May that I began to read it.

Though at times you may be challenged to agree with the authors assertion that no part of your life has been an accident, but planned and arranged by God, if you believe it even in part, the effect is a profound sense of peace. Not only is it full of examples of the Providence of God, it is also a challenge to look at my own life and see His Providences there for an encouragement to both myself and others.

One of the most timely and encouraging books I’ve read in flavl long time. The language is a bit like they speak in a theatre and is sometimes hard to follow for a person whose profidence language is not English He continually uses it not as God’s foreknowledge or plan but simply God in action.


Paperbackpages. It made me grateful all over again for the list of blessings I recorded when my husband was diagnosed with and went through treatment for cancer. Just a moment while we sign you in to providencce Goodreads account.

How may we live a consecrated and victorious life? He kept as near it, however, as possible, removing to Slapton, five miles off, and there preached twice each Sunday to all who came, among whom were many of his old parishioners.

My favorite doctrine is the Doctrine of Providence.

Let us first realise that everything does not depend on us. Having received his early education at the schools of the neighbourhood, he entered University College, Oxford, at an early age, and gained a good reputation for talent and diligence.

There are books that are written for a particular season of life and experience and then are other books which, although they may be more relevant in particular seasons of life, are whole-life books. I would especially recommend this book to anyone who is suffering.

Walplate’s assistant by the classis at Salisbury. Apr 28, Graham Heslop rated it liked it.

The Mystery of Providence by John Flavel

I’d planned to read along with Challies. Walplate, had become infirm. I do plan to pick it up again. Such a book is The Mystery of providence by John Flavel. Jan 09, Matt Crawford rated it really liked it.

This book is a throwback to And all this has an excellent use to destroy sin, and promote holiness in the soul. So we can rest in Christ, and chill.


It also does not make me happy, nor do I feel exhorted by its message. On the passing of the Act of Uniformity he was ejected, but continued to preach in private until the Five Mile Act drove him from Dartmouth. Aug 02, Melinda rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

Well worth the wait to the penultimate chapter when he discusses the benefit of trials.

Afflictive providences will drive us to the feet of God, and there make us to judge and condemn tlavel. Flavel divides the book into three parts however in none does he expressly put out Providence.

The Mystery of Providence

He died suddenly of paralysis at Exeter on 26 Juneand was buried in Dartmouth churchyard. He gives excellent advice on how to trust in God in the midst of those situations.

There are a few sections early on that are clearly geared toward Flavel’s own time and place. First published inthis little work well illustrates and explains the purpose of God for his people. Excellent book recording Puritan pastoral wisdom on the providence of God.