Keeping the Heart has ratings and 46 reviews. John said: This book rocked my world. It showed me how distracted my heart is, and how prone I am to wa. Table of Contents. Chapter 1. Proverbs , The Text Explained. Chapter 2. Duties Included in Keeping the Heart. Chapter 3. Reasons Why this Should be the. Keeping the Heart. How to maintain your love for God. JOHN FLAVEL. Keeping the Heart- 3. 16/07/

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Nov 17, Bauer Evans rated it it was amazing Shelves: Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Was pleasantly surprised and challenged in this short read! The part of this book that was most helpful was the 3rd chapter, in kee;ing Flavel examines several of the most challenging seasons that the Christian encounters throughout his life.

The season of duty 7. Secondly, The manner of performing it.

It is the most important thee of a Christian’s life. Thus each encouragement is based on the full heft of God’s own faithfulness. Infused fhe Scripture and presented in a direct, straight-forward manner, Flavel zeroes in on what should be one of the key focuses of a Christian – that of keeping one’s heart with all diligence. Prayer and the heart are meant to be together.

Would you obtain an honorable testimony in the consciences of your very enemies?


Write a customer review. Take heed that you overlook not the many precious mercies which the people of God enjoy amidst all their trouble. When we meet with great trials 9.

This is the first book I’ve read by Flavel but won’t be my last. The reason or motive quickening to this duty, is very forcible and weighty: Direction and help in this great work, are the scope and run of the text: Mar 11, Jeremiah Tan rated it it was amazing. To the people of God. This is a book that I intend to reread on a regular basis.

In other words, pretty much any situation any Christian could ever be in, any time, anywhere. By heart, in a metaphor, the Scripture sometimes represents some particular noble faculty of the soul. No wonder our hearts can be far from God. Flavel repeatedly points to the gospel as the source of all solace–the gift of our salvation outweighs any hardship or circumstance, and no matter how bad things are, we deserve worse.

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Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Away with every cowardly feeling, and make up your mind to encounter difficulties. Richard Flavel, described as ‘a painful and eminent minister,’ who was incumbent successively of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, Hasler and Willersey, Gloucestershire from which last living he was ejected inwas born in or about at Bromsgrove.

I probably took longer than I do on most Christian books because of the depth through-out. He tells us why we should take this commission seriously and speaks about there being particular times when we need to be especially wary of being distracted from our goal. While sometimes it seems that he goes in the same direction on some issues, when you look at the overall outline you can see why this is a must read.


In what words could the abhorrence of the creature’s actions be more fully expressed by the holy God? Though the world be in your hands, let it not banish Christ out of your hearts. That the crux of all Christian living is keeping the heart. Practical application and so many good things that I practically underlined the whole book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The Fountain of Life: His advice is timeless, sensitive and profound.

It even helps with issues such as falling into temptation and desiring revenge. What the heart is to the body—that the soul is to the man.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. For example, he points out that if you really are in desperate want of something you cannot live without, you should be encouraged because your want will be of short duration–God will either meet your need, or you will die.

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