The Christian Armor (Ephesians 6:10-18)

Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 in Books, Puritans

If you keep up with me on Twitter or on Facebook you know I have been reading numerous works in preparing for Ephesians 6:10-20—The Christian Armor. I thought you might be interested in a few inexpensive items to ask for Christmas and wanted to pass along a few titles for you to consider. There are numerous books published on spiritual warfare that are not biblical so I wanted to steer you in a right direction.

515687The Christian in Complete Armour by William Gurnall (3-volumes, modern abridgment)

I am usually a stickler for the original but this one can be trusted (thank you Banner of Truth). Note the following endorsements from some fairly influential men:

John Newton, author of the hymn “Amazing Grace,” said, “If I might read only one book beside the Bible, I would choose The Christian in Complete Armour.” Charles Spurgeon wrote, “Gurnall’s work is peerless and priceless; every line is full of wisdom; every sentence is suggestive.” David Wilkerson, author of The Cross and the Switchblade, wrote, “The Christian in Complete Armour should be in the library of every man and woman of God.”

Daily Readings from The Christian in Complete Armour by William Gurnall, ed. James Bell, Jr.

5143mb29zdl-_sx326_bo1204203200_Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices by Thomas Brooks

‘Not only did the book help me in the area of dealing with Christians in my own soul – relating to doubt or assurance – it also helped me in application, in preaching. In fact, [Precious Remedies] may have helped me in application in preaching more than any other book I’ve ever read.’ – Ligon Duncan

Brooks treated the seductive influence and terrible power of Satan in a way greatly more full and suggestive than in the literature of the present day.

Brooks lists seven reasons for writing this book. The first reason is enough…Brooks says, Satan hath a greater influence upon men, and higher advantages over them than they think he hath, and the knowledge of his high advantage is the highway to disappoint him, and to render the soul strong in resisting, and happy in conquering.

51hvqz1g1gl-_ac_us218_The Christian Soldier by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

This is vol. 8 in the 8-volume set of sermons that Lloyd-Jones preached at Westminster Chapel on Ephesians 6:10-20. The previous volume, The Christian Warfare, is a series of expositions on Ephesians 6:10-13. Combined, 52 sermons on the Christian armor!

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Stand Firm by Peter Jeffery

This little gem is out of print but used copies are plentiful.

 

 

587830Stand: Putting on the Full Armor of God by Warren W. Wiersbe

 

 

 

That should get you through the holidays…

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