Beeke, Joel R. & La Belle, James
In Living by God’s Promises, Joel R. Beeke and James A. La Belle draw from stellar Puritan treatises on divine promises and offer them in contemporary language for today's readers. Moving beyond historical interest, this book explores a topic that is vital for Christian living. By God's grace, it will help you treasure the promises that God establishes in Christ and conveys in His covenant love to comfort you in sorrow, strengthen your faith, and deepen your Christian life as you appropriate God’s precious promises.
Table of Contents:
1. Understanding the Promises of God
2. The Foundation and Fountainhead of God’s Promises
3. The People to Whom God’s Promises Belong
4. The Characteristics of God’s Promises
5. The Right Use of God’s Promises
6. Using God’s Promises in Times of Affliction
7. Using God’s Promises in Times of Temptation and Sin
8. Using God’s Promises in Fighting Sin
9. Using God’s Promises for Pursuing Holiness
Joel R. Beeke is President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
James A. La Belle is the pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
“The reason for the resurgence of interest in the Puritans today is found in their extraordinary devotion to the things of God and the depth of their understanding and exposition of sacred Scripture. I welcome this series of books that make the Puritans even more accessible in our day on a variety of important but often neglected subjects.” —R. C. Sproul, Founder and President of Ligonier Ministries
“The promises of God give light for the Christian’s path through life, and food for the soul on the pilgrimage. Living By God's Promisesprovides us with a third sine qua non— a map book to guide us to the store houses in which we can find the bountiful provision God has given us for the journey.”—Sinclair B. Ferguson, First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina
“Living by God’s Promises masterfully weaves the voices of Puritans as echoes to the voice of our Good Shepherd whose promises are lavish and bountiful. Enjoy this book—use it often, share it with others, and read it slowly to savor the nourishment. It brings not only comfort but an encouragement to holiness.” —David W. Hall, Midway Presbyterian Church, Powder Springs, Georgia
“God’s promises are exceedingly great and many. Other books list them, and there is a place for that, but in this book a Christian mentality is set forth to equip us by a regenerate mindset to perceive, understand, and appropriate the promises of the Bible. What assurance, courage, and energy may come from applying oneself to these pages!” —Geoff Thomas, Alfred Place Baptist Church, Aberystwyth, Wales