The Mystery of Providence has ratings and 64 reviews. K.M. said: Took me a while to fully appreciate the book. The first half focuses a little too mu. Based on Psalm , ‘The Mystery of Providence’ by John Flavel shows how providence works for us in every stage and experience of our lives. pp. The Mystery of Providence by John Flavel – Contents. Introduction; The Evidence of Providence; The Work of Providence for the Saints; Our Birth and Upbringing.

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He would post a summary of and post their comments on his blog each Thursday, and each one in the group could read his comments, and also post their comments, or mystry to the comments of others concerning the book. It was a saying of that worthy man, Dr.

It will instruct, encourage and uplift you – I guarantee it! For example, Flavel encourages his readers to thank God’s providence that they were not born in America, that barbarous land, but in England where they were brought up well-instructed in the Christian faith. In a systematic fashion, Flavel first lays down the groundwork for the reader, surrounding the reader with all the evidences of Providence that accompany the saint day to day throughout his life, even from before conversion.

Jan 09, Matt Crawford rated it really liked it.

We forget providencee easily all that God has done for us. Walplate, had become infirm. Let us learn that, in an ultimate sense, we can never be ‘outside the will of God’.

The Mystery of Providence by John Flavel

However, perseverance with the text, the concepts, ideas and applications of Scripture yield some majestic treasures. How futile for men and women to fight against Him! How may we live a consecrated and victorious life? Flavel divides the book into three parts however in favel does he expressly put out Providence.


This is a practical and devotional book on God’s providence that purposes to bolster the faith of those who are waivering in the midst of difficult circumstances, and rekindle a dependency on God in those who, enjoying comfortable circumstances, have drifted away from reliance on Him. Often they are hard and he brings storms to make wreck of our lives.

What this book really challenged me was to reflect in my own lives the providence of God and His divine favor and mercy–and how God has been the one who had a better plan than I did and led me to the right di I’ve enjoyed this book by the Puritan John Flavel. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

I highly recommend this book, and if you are able to, read it with another person willing to discuss it together, or a small group. Apr 28, Graham Heslop rated it liked it.

The Mystery of Providence by John Flavel – Still Waters Revival Books

Flavel handles his task with theological precision and cogent application. Though at times you may be challenged to agree with the authors assertion that n The most encouraging and friendly book I’ve read in a long time.

In submitting to God’s will, being thankful for God’s providence, great wisdom can be gained and great peace can be ours. In he removed to Dartmouth, though the Diptford emoluments were much greater. May 11, Alex rated it it was amazing. But Flavel demonstrates from numerous biblical precepts and examples that though God’s dealings are indeed mysterious, they are always mystrey and purposeful. Let us see what God has done and is doing for our spiritual good.


I think that it is a ‘must read’ book for Christians.

The Mystery of Providence

Now it is a challenging read, not least because if reflects a use of the English language There are books that are written for a particular season of life and experience and then are other books which, although they may be more relevant in particular seasons of life, are whole-life books. One who prefers quick-fix, quasi-spiritual literature will find nothing orovidence in Flavel’s efforts. For me, in this stage of my life, it is a waste of time to keep on reading it Paperbackpages.

I was introduced to this prolific writer, and dedicated Puritan through the reading of this book.

He gives excellent advice on how to trust in God in the flxvel of those situations. There are a few sections early on that are clearly geared toward Flavel’s own time and place. Storing up those past works of God will give us courage when we face difficult circumstances in the future.

It’s a difficult book, at least to me at the time last year. One of the most timely and encouraging books I’ve read in a long time. This book is a throwback to