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Review: “The Sound-Hearted Christian”

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The Sound-Hearted Christian

William Greenhill

Reformation Heritage Books, 2010, 237pp., hardback, $25

ISBN 978-1-60178-099-7

This Puritan’s parting shot hits home: his own strength fading, and conscious that he lived in times which tried men’s souls, Greenhill was concerned that his people be truly sound-hearted. Taking Psalm 119:80 as his point of departure, here Greenhill explores the nature and excellence of a sound heart, gives some sterling counsel on how to get and keep such a heart, together with motives for the work, and also provides a devastating description of the unsound man. This is the kind of probing pastoral preaching that brings us to our knees, crying out to God to search us and know us, and lead us in the everlasting way. Alongside of this longer treatise are five short addresses on various topics: the command to believe, being of Christ’s mind (some excellent things); acting in Christ’s name (demanding); and, the preciousness and the sweetness of the Word of God (delightful). This pastor-preacher both wounds and binds up masterfully. His abiding concern for comprehensive holiness and genuine faithfulness are powerfully pressed home, to the profit of all who are willing to undergo the exercise of a humble reading.

Written by Jeremy Walker

Thursday 17 March 2011 at 08:30

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