Keeping the Heart has ratings and 46 reviews. John said: This book rocked my world. It showed me how distracted my heart is, and how prone I am to wa. Table of Contents. Chapter 1. Proverbs , The Text Explained. Chapter 2. Duties Included in Keeping the Heart. Chapter 3. Reasons Why this Should be the. Keeping the Heart. How to maintain your love for God. JOHN FLAVEL. Keeping the Heart- 3. 16/07/

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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Yb comfort of our our souls I love reading the insight of those long ago. It was 10 years before he was licenced to preach again, and then only in his own home.

However, while they are communicated in a way which is easy to understand, that does not mean it is easy work. Soon after taking orders in he obtained a curacy at Diptford, Devon, and on the death of the vicar he was appointed to succeed him. Prayer and the heart are meant to be together. We judge by sense and reckon things good or evil according to our present taste. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. It had a great.

He was a vigorous and voluminous writer, and not without a play of fine fancy.

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I believe some of the other versions of this book are abridged, but this was quite lengthy. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading keepimg This list includes such circumstances as prosperity, adversity, when troubles assail the Church, public danger wars, etc.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. Keeping the heart in the season of duty. The emphasis of the book is how to love God in the flave, closet and in the quiet places of the soul–not life in community.


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He was the elder son of Richard Flavel, described in contemporary records as “a painful and eminent minister. An exhortation, “Keep thy heart with all diligence. John Flavel is a very readable Puritan. Then keep your hearts. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Survival and the main needs of the day were at the forefront but today, we think about what we will wear, what restraunt we will eat, go on vacation.

Finding that he would be safer at Dartmouth he returned there, and met with his people nightly in his own house, until inon the relaxation of the penal laws, they built a meeting-house for him. 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.

It is easy to learn pray eloquently. Did you but lie quietly under the hand of God, your condition would be much glavel easy than it is.

Heart is not here taken properly, for that noble part of the body, which philosophers call “the first that lives, and the last that dies;” but by heart, in a metaphor, the scripture sometimes understands some particular noble faculty of the soul. Audio CD Verified Purchase.

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The eye of God is, and the eye of the Christian ought to be, principally fixed upon it. From Diptford he removed in to Dartmouth. Exhortation to hearty engagedness in keeping the heart. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Not the bodily artery, but the seat of all our emotions, desires, affections, words and actions.

Here lies the very force and stress of religion; here is that which makes the way to life a narrow way, and the gate of heaven a strait gate. After opening the book by discussing the heart, and what he intends by “keeping” it the majority of the book is given to admonitions tailored to specific seasons when this is necessary e.


Treatise on Keeping the Heart: I did not find him hhe, rather I found each application flowed from a keen insight. I probably took longer than I do on most Christian books because of the depth through-out. It includes the imposing of strong engagements upon ourselves to walk more carefully with God, and avoid the occasions whereby the heart may be induced to sin. Either way, the period of want is not long. Wood bitterly comments on the violence of his dissent.

A 15th century Apology written by an English Lollard. This is a book to read yearly, carefully, and prayerfully, if you want to do the necessary heart-work of a Christian. Oct 23, Steve Hazell rated it really liked it. bj

Worth working through again slowly and prayerfully. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Outward sins are sins of greater infamy; but heart sins are sins of deeper guilt. John Flavel Release Date: So much meat here that a lifetime could be spent reading and re-reading this text.

Keeping the Heart by John Flavel

So much of the matter of the duty. O for a heart to love God more; to hate sin more; to walk more evenly with Flzvel. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Flavel avoids the temptation to offer empty comfort or platitudes–his words are based on reality and Scripture, not warm, fuzzy feelings. The careless heart is an easy prey to Satan in the hover of temptation; his principal batteries are hfart against the heart; if he wins that he wins all, for it commands the whole man: