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THE CHRISTIAN IN COMPLETE ARMOR: Volume 2 – William Gurnall (1655)

Many works on spiritual warfare these days are laden with extraordinary tales that tug at the heart and manipulate the will.  Some of these works offer very little biblical help.  William Gurnall’s The Christian in Complete Armor towers above most of what passes for spiritual warfare literature.

Originally published in 1655, Gurnall offers the typical insight we expect from the Puritans. In volume two, this Puritan divine guides readers through the armor that Paul describes in Ephesians 6.

His exposition begins and ends with Scripture.  He leaves no stone unturned as he examines and explains the armor.  His exposition reminds the reader of a pastor on a quest for buried treasure.  He digs as deep as his shovel will take him.  And readers are rewarded with valuable insight; insight that may be immediately applied to the Christian life.

4 stars

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