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Acts 6:4

"But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the Word."



1 Timothy 4:6-16

" If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained. But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation. For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. These things command and teach. Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery. Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee." 1 Tim 4:6-16 (KJV)

A Review of "Peace for the Troubled Heart" written by the late Herman Hoeksema

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sometimes even the most mature believers fall on hard times and endure suffering. We are not promised “Our Best Life Now” and life will and does remind us of this truth, we endure hardship, we suffer, we fall ill and we at times will fall into poverty, financially and spiritually. There will be times in every believers life where they feel God has removed Himself from an active role in their life. Nobody enjoys suffering, but we can take comfort in that God has not abandoned us and that He can and does use suffering and hardship to grow us as believers, making us more holy and prepared to endure this life and make us ready for eternal life in heaven.

“Peace for the Troubled Heart” by Herman Hoeksema and edited by David J. Engelsma serves as a great reminder for all of us that have suffered and will suffer in the days to come. Broken up into three main sections, this book takes the believer through short well written chapters that will not only encourage us to hold fast in our profession of faith but also to remind us that God is performing a good work in us and that by our suffering we can rest assured that God is with us, the battle is not for us alone and that the outcome has already been determined.

This book is well written and easy to follow. A true joy to read and most of all, edifying in content. The reader will walk away from this book with a greater knowledge of God’s providence in each of our lives and will be able to face the challenges that suffering brings and in the end be a more mature and relaxed child of God. 

“Peace for the Troubled Heart” is the perfect night time read before going to bed for the evening.

Rating:5 of 5 Stars![5 of 5 Stars!]

I wrote this review for the Reformed Free Publishing website, here is the link for the book and the review. http://www.rfpa.org/catalog/product_reviews_info.php?products_id=327&reviews_id=13
Reformed Free Publishing offers outstanding Reformed works at very affordable prices, I recommend them highly.
Be Holy!
Shane C. Montgomery


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