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. 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. The Mystery of Providence by John Flavel – Contents. Introduction; The Evidence of Providence; The Work of Providence for the Saints; Our Birth and Upbringing.

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The author also balances discussion about providence and His guidance with the need for the Word of God as the directing norms in our lives, and not use the excuse that providence has allowed us the door to go sin. He also knows that many people will act contrary to God’s actions and offers helpful ways of avoiding to fall into that trap.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. If Christians showed at all times by their demeanour that they had a living faith in the God of the Scriptures, they would be better placed to commend to an unbelieving world their God and His power to save. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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

Meticulous providence is assumed. Arguably, the definable strength of the Puritans lied in their ability to take providejce subject like the providence of God and squeeze out all that Scripture teaches on the matter. Nov 06, Sally Ewan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Such a book is The Mystery of providence by John Flavel.


The same providence of God is in the conversion of our souls, the work we prpvidence, our family, and the persecutions we endure because of evil in the world.

Open Preview See a Problem? And what of guidance? I think that it is a ‘must read’ book for Christians. Having received his early e “John Flavel c. Books by John Flavel.

The time I’ve taken to read this book has been much Some of his chapters were quite long, but worth getting through. Flavel handles his task with theological precision and cogent application. I found this one to be VERY worthwhile. I stopped after having read the introduction and the Not exactly my cup of tea. It’s a beautiful and strengthening book I would commend to anyone.

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. This was great advice. He continued to minister at Diptford for about six thw, succeeding the senior minister when he fo, and endearing himself greatly to the people, not only by his earnestness, but by his easy dealings with them in the matter of tithes.


Mar 02, Troy Lizenby rated it it was amazing. Though ordered, Flavel is never dull. How may we live a consecrated and victorious life? See your life from a whole new perspective. This is a practical and devotional book on God’s providence that purposes to bolster the faith of those who are waivering in the midst of difficult circumstances, and rekindle a dependency on Og in those who, enjoying comfortable circumstances, have drifted away from reliance on Him. I know God rules over all and is working all things for my good.

The Mystery of Providence

Certainly not a good book to give to non-Christians, but then again, that was not the public the writer had in mind. You just have to be patient enough to mine it. It is true, things that greatly affect us are not easily forgotten by us; and yet, how ordinary is it for new impressions to raze out former ones?

Refresh and try again. Flavel would teach us that God’s will for us is our duty to be found providehce His Word. Apr 28, Graham Heslop rated it liked it. Feb 15, Peter N.