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Overview Begin each day with faith-building excerpts from the timeless classic that C.H. Spurgeon called "peerless and priceless . . . the best thoughtbreeder in all our library." This masterful work by a spiritually sensitive Puritan pastor explores Satan's war tactics and the God-given armor of the saints, providing contemporary believers with the secret to spiritual victory in Christ.
Publishers Description "The Christian in Complete Armour" provides daily readings packed with tools for spiritual triumph. Written in the seventeenth century by Pastor William Gurnall and compiled into 365 readings by editor James S. Bell, Jr., this collection supplies Christians with a soul-searching and inspiring supplement to the Bible. "The best thought breeder in our library." -Charles Spurgeon
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Feb 16, 1999
Publisher MOODY PRESS BOOKS #13
ISBN 0802411770 ISBN13 9780802411778
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More About William Gurnall & James S. Bell, Jr.
WILLIAM GURNALL (1616-1679) was a graduate of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, England, a university under strong Puritan influence. His life's work was as pastor of the Church of Christ, in Suffolk. He authored "The Christian in Complete Armour: Daily Readings in Spiritual Warfare." JAMES S. BELL, JR. (B.A., Holy Cross College; M.A. University College, Dublin) is the owner of Whitestone Communications, a literary development agency. He previously served as executive editor at Moody Press (now Moody Publishers), director of religious publishing at Doubleday, and publisher at Bridge Publishing. James is the author of six books, including "The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Bible," and has received cover credit for his work on more than 15 others. He currently lives in West Chicago with his wife, Margaret, and their four children."
William Gurnall was born in 1617 and died in 1679.
Reviews - What do customers think about Christian In Complete Armour?
Practical, useful, and Biblical Mar 2, 2006
In this age of Harry Potter, feel-good gospels, barking in the Spirit, demon warfare, and other spiritual silliness within our churches and without, William Gurnall is a welcome return to Biblical seriousness and a call to arms against the actual enemy on the actual battlefield: sin, and our own flesh.
For a solid, Biblical discussion on sin and spiritual warfare, "The Christian in Complete Armour", from which this devotional is excerpted, is without compare. The daily portions lose the context of the full work, but stand well enough on their own. That makes this devotional an ideal, daily revisiting for those who have read the full set. But for those new to Gurnall, or those ready to move from milk to meat, but wanting small, savory morsels, this devotional is perfect.
Though Mr. Gurnall's work is for everyone, his combat and military style will have particular appeal to men. (If you approach this book with that in mind, and you've been reading John Eldridge's books on "Christian manliness", repent and forget everything he said. Read this instead.)
This is absolute 6-star material compared to other devotionals, but I give it 4 stars compared to his full work, for an average of 5 stars. :)
One of the Best... Jul 16, 2004
I don't think there is a single book in my library that I go to more often than this inspiring work. A true masterpiece. Devote yourself to reading this devotional and get ready for the blessings.
Inspiring, challenging. You'll grow or put the book away! Jul 24, 1999
Absolutely the most challenging book I have read this year! It has made me evaluate how I look at the things around me and how I interpret events in my life. I have been more transformed into the image of Christ because of this book and I highly reccommend it to anyone who is serious about dying to flesh and living for Christ.
Gurnall better than current titles on Spiritual Warfare. Jul 21, 1998
John Newton, who wrote the famous hymn Amazing Grace, said that Gurnall's original volume would be the one book he would want in addition to his Bible. Bell's devotional edition captures some of the best illustations and insights of Gurnall in a way that is enoyable and that will introduce you to the writings of this great Puritan Pastor. His understanding on Spiritual warfare is soundly Biblical and contrary to a lot of current titles that purport to be Biblical but are based on experience. Gurnall will Bless You!