Free E-Book Alert – The Fullness of Christ
Tom Aschol mentioned this book on Facebook and it certainly caught my attention. Here’s the Amazon description:
The glory of Christianity is Jesus Christ. He is the One in whom we have come to delight. He has been appointed by God to do for us what we could not do for ourselves. Everything we need for this life and the life to come is found in him. In this book, The Fullness of Christ, John Preston teaches us to see Christ as all-sufficient. He opens up three great truths: (1) there is a fullness given to Christ; (2) this fullness is not locked away for his use alone, but runs over for our benefit and use; and (3) the benefits we receive are many, which are implied in the phrase: “grace for grace.” In typical Puritan fashion, Preston’s work is full of truth made practical for daily living. It is an excellent book, sure to strengthen the faith and confidence of God’s people in their Savior.
John Preston (1587-1628) while a student of philosophy at Cambridge University considered godliness something to be mocked until God awakened him to his need of Christ through the preaching of John Cotton (later of New England fame.) He was mentored by the great and devout minister, Richard Sibbes. He was one of the most influential preachers of his time, holding a number of important pulpits, including an appointment as chaplain to both King James I and his son, Charles I. So powerful was his preaching that a bishop who was not sympathetic to Preston’s theology said of him, “He talked like one that was familiar with God.” The last few years of his life were filled with service to his heavenly Master, fulfilling his own belief that you “should spend yourself for God and man, wearing out, not rusting out, flaming out, not smoking out, burning out not being blown out.” He is widely regarded as the most influential of the godly ministers of the 1620s. After his death his numerous writings were published, including The Fullness of Christ.
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