Extracts from the Writings of Thomas Watson

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Scripture Truth, 2009 - Religion - 96 pages
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The writings of Thomas Watson (c1620-1686) have been a source of encouragement and enlightenment to Christians for over 320 years; but to the modern reader their language and structure can often hinder the enjoyment of their true value. In 1915, Hamilton Smith (1862-1943) set out to make the heart of the writings (and of Watson himself) more accessible to the reader of his day. He organised a selection of extracts under topical headings covering the themes of warnings, healing, giving, longing, contentment, poverty, afflictions, persecution, temptation, contention, preaching, praying, meditation, departing and crowning. Retaining Watson's original text, he created a volume of devotional readings which have stood the test of time in sharing Watson's practical wisdom and apt illustrations. The publisher is pleased to make this classic work available once again.
 

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Contents

BIOGRAPHICAL INTRODUCTION
7
WARNINGS
11
HEALING
20
GIVING
24
LONGING
27
CONTENTMENT
31
POVERTY
36
AFFLICTIONS
41
TEMPTATION
56
CONTENTION
61
PREACHING
64
PRAYING
68
MEDITATION
71
DEPARTING
78
CROWNING
83
FRAGMENTS
87

PERSECUTION
48

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About the author (2009)

Thomas Watson is a poet, writing since age ten, and a young Christian at the age of sixty-three. Retired from the Air Force and currently employed as a County Legal Clerk, Thomas enjoys his new found love for Christ in his writings and through the fellowship of his friends at Valley Baptist Church of San Rafael, California. He has been blessed with a step-daughter, two grand daughters, and three great grandchildren who, though distant in miles, are always close in his heart. He also has a sister who knew the secret of the mighty love of Christ as a child, and has shared it with those she has known through her compassion and beautiful heart. Professing that the words he writes belong to God, Thomas enjoys reading to the congregation an occasional poem, wishing to glorify Him. Tom currently lives in Novato, California, with his dog, Tippie.

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