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Heaven on Earth (Puritan Paperbacks)

4.36 of 5 stars 4.36  ·  rating details  ·  33 ratings  ·  7 reviews
A serious discourse concerning a well-grounded assurance. Thomas Brooks said, "I have observed in some terrible storms that I have been in, that the mariners' and the passengers' want of assurance, and of those other pearls of price that in this treatise are presented to public view, has caused their countenance to change, their hearts to melt; it has made them to "stagger ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 1st 1961 by Banner of Truth
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First published in 1654, Heaven on Earth is a treatise on Christian assurance. Brooks explores in great depth the roots, essence, and fruit of assurance within a genuine child of God. Brooks' contemporary Joseph Caryl summed up Brooks' treatise quite well: "All saints shall enjoy heaven when they leave this earth; some saints enjoy heaven while they are here on earth. That saints might enjoy two heavens is the project of this book."

As difficult as it is to review a treatise with some deep theolo
A thorough work on how to have assurance of Heaven while still on Earth. Including how one can be sure one can have that assurance in this life, why it's sometimes denied or found, why it should be obtained, how to gain it, and difference between true and false assurance.

I thought that this would be quite a dry read, and wondered how it would need so many pages to declare. But Brooks is thorough on this subject, and one does need more than a few solid sentences for the subject of assurance to fe
I just might have myself a new favorite Puritan (I'm not the only one who has a list, right?). I'm kicking myself for not getting to Brooks earlier in life. What a wonderful book -- I'm looking forward to getting to read more by him.

Aesthetically, this is fantastic. The language sings -- the book begs to be read aloud (and I frequently did so, interrupting whatever anyone around me was doing). You can feel the passion, the fervor throughout. A few paragraphs from different chapters illustrate th
Justin Andrusk
This has to be the absolute best book on assurance that I have ever read. Highly recommend it!
Rose West
Jun 07, 2009 Rose West rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those who struggle with feeling assurance of God's love.
A treatise on Christian assurance. I found it helpful, with lots of Scripture references. Being a Puritan book, it is very structured on an outline. Not always "easy to read" but worth the extra effort.
A clear, concise, and insightful treatment of the subject of assurance. Brooks is the ultimate pastor caring for his flock's souls in this volume. An absolute pleasure to read.
Benjamin Glaser
Brooks is in many ways my favorite Puritan. Heaven on Earth is a great intro to his work.
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Thomas Brooks earned his B.S. Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and his MBA from the University of Maryland. The award-winning author has published several articles, and has been featured frequently on the radio and on television. In 1998, Brooks won a national award from the Career Communications Group in the category of Technical Sales and Marketing for his work in corpora ...more
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