Best place to in Richard Sibbes?

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  1. FenderPriest

    FenderPriest Puritan Board Junior

    (I know this question has been asked before here, but I thought I'd ask again since it's been a few years. So I thought I'd get fresh members since then and an updated reply!)

    I recently acquired the Works of Richard Sibbes and was wondering what's the best place to start? I've read the Bruised Reed several times (the influential cause of getting the whole set). Would you just start at the beginning of Volume 1 and plow to the end? Or are there particular works of his that you would draw attention to first?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Wayne

    Wayne Tempus faciendi, Domine.

    Sibbes is taking up pretty much all of my reading time lately.

    Personal favorites:

    Volume 2 - A Breathing After God and The Glorious Feast of the Gospel

    Volume 6 - Josiah's Reformation (now part of BoT's Puritan Paperback series!)
    - The Spiritual Favourite at the Throne of Grace
    - Spiritual Mourning
    - The Matchless Love and Inbeing

    For all my appreciation of Burroughs on Hosea, Sibbes is consistently better, from sermon to sermon, in the sense of striking close to the reader's heart.
     
  3. FenderPriest

    FenderPriest Puritan Board Junior

    Precisely why I made the purchase. Thanks my friend, this is helpful!
     
  4. Wayne

    Wayne Tempus faciendi, Domine.

    Kudos, by the way, for taking the time to research the PB for your question.

    I see that Dever recommends starting with the sermons in vol. 7.

    He's the expert, but I'm finding vol. 6 to have more edifying material.
     
  5. FenderPriest

    FenderPriest Puritan Board Junior

    He's tweeted a good bit from that volume lately. I've also had his lecture loaded onto my iPod that was referenced in that thread.
     
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