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A Token for Mourners: Or the Advice of Christ to a Distressed Mother, Bewailing the Death of Her Dear and Only Son (1841)

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  2 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Also Contains, A Friendly Visit To The House Of Mourning.
Hardcover, 228 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Kessinger Publishing
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Alexis Neal
Really more of a three-and-a-half star book. In other words, better than The Touchstone of Sincerity and Navigation Spiritualized; not as good as Husbandry Spiritualized or A Saint Indeed. Here, Flavel shares his advice on how to avoid mourning overmuch--a sticky subject if ever there was one. However, as the Epistle Dedicatory points out, Flavel's first wife died giving birth to their first child, and he lost his second wife as well, so the man knows of what he speaks.

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Jeff Short
Jan 03, 2011 Jeff Short rated it really liked it
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Sound biblical counsel on working through grief. It is a difficult thing to deal with one who is grieving, but Flavel does it well. It's probably not what many want to hear, but it is truth from God's Word and soothes the soul. I recommend it highly.
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"John Flavel (c.1627–1691) was an English Presbyterian clergyman, puritan, and author.

Flavel, the eldest son of the Rev. Richard Flavel, described as 'a painful and eminent minister,' who was incumbent successively of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, Hasler and Willersey, Gloucestershire (from which last living he was ejected in 1662), was born in or about 1627 at Bromsgrove.

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