After William Perkins, “the heavenly Doctor Sibbes” was the most significant of the great Puritan preachers of Cambridge. This reprint of the complete seven-volume set of his Works shows why this was so. Strong thoughts, simple sentences, deep knowledge of the bible and the human heart, and a sure pastoral touch are here revealed in Sibbes' sustained concentration on the glory and grace of God in Christ.
More than anything else, Richard Sibbes was a great preacher. He never lost sight of the fact that the best Christian counseling is done through the patient and enlivening exposition of the Word of God. Sibbes excelled as a comforter of the troubled and doubting, but he also possessed the rare gift of illuminating every passage of Scripture he handled by drawing out its significance for his hearers and readers. The republication of the Nichol edition of his complete works is a notable event for all who have an appetite for helpful and faithful biblical preaching.
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About the Author
Richard Sibbes was born at Tostock, Suffolk, in 1577 and went to ... St John's College, Cambridge in 1595. He was converted around 1602-03 through the powerful ministry of Paul Bayne, the successor of William Perkins in the pulpit of Great St Andrew's Church. After earning his BD in 1610, he was appointed a lecturer at Holy Trinity Church, Cambridge. Later, through the influence of friends, he was chosen to the be preacher at Gray's Inn, London, and remained there till 1626. In that year he returned to Cambridge as Master of St Catherine's Hall, and later returned to Holy Trinity, this time as its vicar. He was granted a Doctorate in Divinity in 1627, and was thereafter frequently referred to as “the heavenly Doctor Sibbes.” He continued to exercise his ministry at Gray's Inn, London, and Holy Trinity, Cambridge, until his death in 1636. Recalling his life Izaak Walton later wrote: