About the Author
More than anything else, Richard Sibbes was a great preacher. He never lost sight of the fact that the best Christian counselling is done through the patient and enlivening exposition of the Word of God. Sibbes excelled as a comforter of the troubled and doubting, but he also possessed the rare gift of illuminating every passage of Scripture he handled by drawing out its significance for his hearers and readers. The republication of the Nichol edition of his complete works is a notable event for all who have an appetite for helpful and faithful biblical preaching.
Table of Contents:
Memoir of Sibbes by A B, Grosart
Description of Christ
The Bruised Reed and Smoking Flax
The Sword of the Wicked
The Soul’s Conflict with Itself and Victory over Itself by Faith
The Saint’s Safety in Evil Times and other sermons, including a series on 1 Peter 4
Bowels Opened (Sermons on the Song of Solomon 4-6)
The Spouse’s Earnest Desire after Christ
A Breathing after God The Returning Backslider
The Glorious Feast of the Gospel
An Exposition of 2 Corinthians 1
A Christian’s Portion
The Spiritual Man’s Aim
A Glance of Heaven
The Excellency of the Gospel above the Law and other sermons, all on texts from 1 & 2 Corinthians
Expositions of texts and portions of the other Epistles of Paul, including Christ’s Exaltation Purchased by Humiliation
The Fountain Sealed
The Fountain Opened
The Saint’s Comforts
The Rich Poverty or The Poor Man’s Riches and several other sermons, including The Bride’s Longing (on Rev 2220)
Miscellaneous sermons and other writings of Sibbes
Bibliographical list of editions of his writings
Indexes of persons named, topics discussed and texts expounded
These volumes are wonderfully edifying and warmly Christ-centered. Sibbes is one of the best of the Puritan expositors, and that's saying something!
He's often referred to as "the sweet dropper" for his insightful and uplifting writing. You'll find sound biblical counsel for the fears and temptations you face, and encouragement from the gospel for walking faithfully through life.
The volumes themselves are very well bound and fit nicely in the hand. The print is crisp and dark. All in all, the workmanship of the physical books makes the spiritual meat within a pleasure to consume.