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Thomas Watson was one of the most famous Puritan preachers in history, and his 17th-century writings are still read across the world today. A highly influential example of Puritan writing, The Great Gain of Godliness is Watson's study of Malachi 3:16-18.

British Baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon bemoaned the fact that he couldn't find a copy of The Great Gain of Godliness. Spurgeon told his scholars, "This volume would be a great find if we could come at it, for Watson is one of the clearest and liveliest of Puritan authors." We no longer face Spurgeon's dilemma, and listeners can now experience this classic text in a way unimaginable to 17th-century scholars.

Public Domain (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Holiness is not an Option

The narrator was precise and articulate. The story is about being holy because He is holy. Excellent teaching. Got only 4 stars because I do not believe in limited atonement, which is not a thread throughout. Jesus blood atoned for all who will receive Him. One thing I did like is the concept of if one is not living holy, they are not a child of God, not easy believism. Not by works either, If you love Him, He keeps the commandments in your mortal body.

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Very encouraging book with precious truths!

Very encouraging and wonderful book with precious truths from the Lord! I am so thankful to the Lord for His work through His children!

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A Puritan Movement Message!

The Puritan movement is captured in this classic. There are many things to take away from this book that helps us to see into the mindset of the early church during the 1800's directly after the reformation period of time during church history. This is a classic call to return to prayer and fasting that best equipped the rebirth of the first century church in Europe and in America as well.

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The wicked shall not prosper

Encouraging ! It was easy listening to the clear voice of the narrator, I'll hear this book again.

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Outstanding

Challenge and encouragement in the faith.
It’s as if he were my own preacher preaching and teaching and expounding the Word of God. A keeper to return to and supplement studying in the Bible.

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So good!

Obviously well written and also quite convicting.
I love everything written by Thomas Watson. Get it!

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Great Reminder for Us All

Well demonstrated Truth backed up Biblically at every step in well reasoned thoughts and conclusions. This book is a work of clear Biblical thinking with many deep concepts to contemplate, understand and live.

The author does not shy away from more difficult subjects such as God's wrath and judgment, or absolute Providence, but I found the book to be overall quite positive consistently driving the reader to be more concerned with Godly things than they probably are presently.

It is well written and narrated.

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should be re-read every year

good stuff. I need to go back through and mark this up with his quotes.

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Title well describes the content

Blackstone speaker is pleasant to listen to. Recommend to Christ followers of all times, nations, and degrees of maturity.

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Highly Recommend

This book explains the roll the fear of God plays in the Christian life. The book is clear and concise.

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  • 03-12-22

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A little tip for Audible, when narrating a book about England or the author is English then get someone with an English accent to narrate it, not an American with a grating accent, it is offensive to the English ear.

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Untimely message!

Truths hold no bounds this book seeks to encourage the listener to walk the path of Godliness for it is a sure and rewarding walk. Let the words of Watson plant seeds in your heart as we grow in Godliness. May all who listen be blessed by this timeless work.

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  • 05-05-21

excellent

The truth is perennial. Watson is always relevant and always will be. Still speaking after centuries.

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Wonderful truths

Most edifying and helpful truths expounded with scriptural examples supported by scripture and developed for practical living.