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The Works of Thomas Brooks (Volume 2)

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The Works of Thomas Brooks (Volume 2)

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Brooks’ popularity lies both in his subjects – practical truths, central to the Christian life – and in the manner of his presentation. He is ever direct, urgent, fervent, full of Scripture and able to choose words which make his sentences as memorable as melodies.

 

Table of Contents

1 AN ARK FOR ALL GOD’S NOAHS  
  Epistle Dedicatory 9
  Introduction 10
  Analysis Of Text And Topics 11
  I What A Portion God Is 12
  II Grounds Of Title Unto God As A Portion 39
  III Improvement Of The Truth That God Is A Portion 41
2 THE PRIVY KEY OF HEAVEN  
  Epistle dedicatory, being an exposition and application of Mat. Vi. 9 139
  to the reader 162
  Twenty Arguments For Closet Prayer 166
3 HEAVEN ON EARTH  
  Epistle Dedicatory 303
  To The Saints 312
  The Preface – Touching The Nature Of Assurance 316
  Chapter I 318
  Chapter II 330
  Chapter III 373
  Chapter IV 397
  Chapter V 413
  Chapter VI 512
  Chapter VII 523

 

About the Author

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.

 

 

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