Sunday, April 27, 2008

Good word on "Assurance," by J. C. Ryle

Though I read it in a Libronix edition, added to my Logos software, you can read it online.

Ryle is one of those writers whose style is always so engaging and conversational, while no less pleading and weighty, that one is sure he must have been a great preacher as well as an able pastor. I think of some who preach the Bible as if addressing laboratory specimens; Ryle speaks from his heart to our hearts.


Kim from Hiraeth said...

Dan, this is awesome.

I've been leading a verse by verse study in the book of Hebrews for some months. We are in Chapter 6 and I decided that we would take a short break from our study to follow a bunny trail; Ryle's chapter on Assurance. The other ladies in the study don't have the book and I didn't want to ask them to buy another book, so I thought I'd see if I could find it online.

I sat down here at my computer to see if I could find it and saw the title of your post in my RSS feed reader.


Thank you! What an amazing thing it was for me just now, to know that God has provided just what I needed just when I needed it and in such a marvelous way! TAlk about assurance!

: D


Jay said...

Okay, so I remember that one of the main things that helped me make the switch from Arminian to Reformed (a switch which is still somewhat in progress, frankly) was an essay on election that I found while Googling one day. As these things go, I forgot who wrote the essay and have been trying to remember ever since. Thanks to this, I remember it was J.C. Ryle. Thanks for that! I can't wait to read more of his writings.

DJP said...

Kim, that's great. Praise God.

I read it for my own benefit. Ryle's just great, always informative, confronting, and encouraging.