Tested by Fire: The Fruit of Suffering in the Lives of John Bunyan, William Cowper and David Brainerd. (The Swans Are Not Silent #2)
Bunyan. Cowper. Brainerd.
We read their stories and wonder how they endured. How does one survive twelve years in a dank prison cell? How does one survive month after month of a depression so debilitating that death seems the only hope? How does one endure tuberculosis? Or cancer, or emptiness, or death, or loneliness, or divorce? Whatever the trial may be, how does one e...more
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“Let me beg of thee, that thou wilt not be offended either with god, or men, if the cross is laid heavy upon thee. Not with God, for he doth nothing without a cause, n ...more
This book provided an excellent overview of all three of these men. John Bunyan spent over ...more
Though each was called to suffer in different ways, each saw his suffering as God-ordained and orchestrated. As a result, the fruit of their suffering continues to this day! Let this serve as a much needed re ...more
Random bit of information - Cowper wrote the poem "The Castaway" that Marianne (Kate Winslet) makes Edward Ferrars read aloud in "Sense & Sensibility". - "No voice divine the storm allayed, no light propitious shone; when ...more
The pebble has been dropped into the water and the wripple affect has not ceased.
He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied at Wheaton College, Fuller Theological Seminary (B.D.), and the University of Munich (D.theol.). For six years, he taught Biblical Studies at Bethe ...more