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  1. Kathleen Kathleen says:

    Having read many books on enduring trials the difficulties of suffering, Crook in the Lot approached this subject from a biblical angle that s rarely preached or understood.That is it s not enough to know that God is with you in your hardships or that He will ultimately bring good of all of them but that He is the source of your trials sufferings, this makes all the difference Grasping this truth will be an anchor for your soul when your little ship is out on the sea tossing turning in Having read many books on enduring trials the difficulties of suffering, Crook in the Lot approached this subject from a biblical angle that s rarely preached or understood.That is it s not enough to know that God is with you in your hardships or that He will ultimately bring good of all of them but that He is the source of your trials sufferings, this makes all the difference Grasping this truth will be an anchor for your soul when your little ship is out on the sea tossing turning in the overwhelming darkness of night when you can t see your way are tempted to believe all hope is gone If it seems there s no way out depression, sickness, anxiety or anything that has the potential to engulf us is closing in, Crook in the Lot opens the way to guide us back to God as the sovereign overseeing every detail of our lives.This book would certainly be in my top 5 books I ve ever read on this subject for the deep abiding spiritual principles practical applications it provided If you re struggling discouraged are doubting the goodness of God in your life, this little book will serve to guide you back to the path of faith trust that God isn t absent at all but rather is very present involved.Thank God for this encouraging hope reassurance day by day while we endure the effects of a fallen world


  2. Cindy Rollins Cindy Rollins says:

    It took me a long time to read this book and I am glad that it did Each time I picked it up it was balm to my soul in some new way It is not an easy book to read and I cannot imagine rushing through it but I was happy to read it here and there over the last six months especially when walking through some tough times.


  3. Josh Miller Josh Miller says:

    A book nearly 300 years old Although I have read the Bible through many times, the Bible verse upon which the title of this book is based, is a verse that had never stood out to me before The Scripture reference Ecclesiastes 7 13 which states, Consider the work of God for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked Boston, in this short, yet powerful and Scripture filled book, shows us what to believe when our lot in life is not health, wealth, and happiness subtitle of the A book nearly 300 years old Although I have read the Bible through many times, the Bible verse upon which the title of this book is based, is a verse that had never stood out to me before The Scripture reference Ecclesiastes 7 13 which states, Consider the work of God for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked Boston, in this short, yet powerful and Scripture filled book, shows us what to believe when our lot in life is not health, wealth, and happiness subtitle of the copy that I have If you only want to feel better after reading a book, then I submit to you that you stay far away from this book However, if you want some strong medicine along with some sweetener here and there, I wholeheartedly encourage you to pick up a copy and read it.Two things stand out to me in this book 1 the vast use of Scripture from all parts of the OT NT and 2 the overall emphasis on humility when it comes to dealing with the crooks in the lot that God brings our way.The last sentence of the book and a theme throughout is this We may assure ourselves, God will at length break in pieces the proud, be they ever so high and he will triumphantly lift up the humble, be they ever so low This book runs counter to the health, wealth, prosperity movement that has been the rage in much of today s Christianity and for that reason, I encourage you to read it


  4. Nathan White Nathan White says:

    I ve read through this several times it s essential reading on God s providence, suffering, difficulty in life, etc It s full of scripture and wisdom and a heavenly perspective on the afflictions we all experience Each time I read or refer to it I m brought low and led to confession of sin, as well as reoriented to aheavenly perspective on life Note that it is repetitive, and even tedious at times Also, I d differ here and there with some of his Puritan perspective on providence It I ve read through this several times it s essential reading on God s providence, suffering, difficulty in life, etc It s full of scripture and wisdom and a heavenly perspective on the afflictions we all experience Each time I read or refer to it I m brought low and led to confession of sin, as well as reoriented to aheavenly perspective on life Note that it is repetitive, and even tedious at times Also, I d differ here and there with some of his Puritan perspective on providence It s not a full treatment of the subject of afflictions, but it s one of the best places to start, IMO


  5. Michael Locklear Michael Locklear says:

    Really, this book deserves a rating of 4.5 stars This book especially this edition with the introduction by J I Packer is a must read Written by the Scottish Puritan Thomas Boston and first published in 1737, this book speaks to those who are suffering, coming out of a period of suffering or about to enter into a time of suffering In other words, this book is for everyone for we will all suffer in this world The title truly describes the book, but allow me to share the author s conclud Really, this book deserves a rating of 4.5 stars This book especially this edition with the introduction by J I Packer is a must read Written by the Scottish Puritan Thomas Boston and first published in 1737, this book speaks to those who are suffering, coming out of a period of suffering or about to enter into a time of suffering In other words, this book is for everyone for we will all suffer in this world The title truly describes the book, but allow me to share the author s concluding words You have heard much of the Crook in the Lot the excellency of humbleness of spirit in a low lot, beyond pride of spirit, though joined with a high one You have been called to humble yourselves in your humbling circumstances, and have been assured in that case of a lifting up To conclude we may assure ourselves, God will at length break in pieces the proud, be they ever so high and he will triumphantly lift up the humble, be they ever so low pp158, 159


  6. Josh Bishop Josh Bishop says:

    A fantastic and comforting book Highly recommended for anyone who is suffering from a crook in their lot I needed this one.


  7. Tori Samar Tori Samar says:

    As you meet with crosses in your lot in the world, let your bent be rather to have your spirit humbled and brought down, than to get the cross removed I mean not but that you may use all lawful means for the removal of your cross, in dependence on God but only that you beconcerned to get your spirit to bow and ply, than to get the crook in your lot evened The quote above aptly summarizes my key takeaway from this book This side of heaven, we will all have crooks in our lot trials, t As you meet with crosses in your lot in the world, let your bent be rather to have your spirit humbled and brought down, than to get the cross removed I mean not but that you may use all lawful means for the removal of your cross, in dependence on God but only that you beconcerned to get your spirit to bow and ply, than to get the crook in your lot evened The quote above aptly summarizes my key takeaway from this book This side of heaven, we will all have crooks in our lot trials, tribulations, struggles, etc permitted to be there by the providence and wisdom of God The question then is, how will we respond Will we buck against the crooks in our lot and expend ourselves trying to straighten them out so that we can return to our lives of ease and comfort Or will we will humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God, knowing that He will lift us up in due time Whom will we have as sovereign in our lives self or Savior


  8. Trisha Trisha says:

    Deeply encouraging and convicting.


  9. Sally Ewan Sally Ewan says:

    The best part is the main point God knows what He s doing when He send trials into our lives The style of the writing is very interesting, because Boston uses a lot of points and sub points as he presents his case very methodical Some might say, He s repeating himself a lot , but I needed to be reminded over and over again that He is sovereign He is wise and loving suffering is for our gain hope lies ahead He will strengthen us in our trials, etc He quotes a lot of Scripture to suppor The best part is the main point God knows what He s doing when He send trials into our lives The style of the writing is very interesting, because Boston uses a lot of points and sub points as he presents his case very methodical Some might say, He s repeating himself a lot , but I needed to be reminded over and over again that He is sovereign He is wise and loving suffering is for our gain hope lies ahead He will strengthen us in our trials, etc He quotes a lot of Scripture to support his argument, which I loved


  10. Luke Luke says:

    This is a very good book with portions that are excellent I think the exposition of 1 Peter 5 6 is a must read.


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The Crook in the Lot (Vintage Puritan) [Ebook] ➩ The Crook in the Lot (Vintage Puritan) Author Thomas Boston – Thomashillier.co.uk First published in this book holds a special place among the tremendous amount of Puritan literature that was produced during that time Thomas Boston was renowned for his clearly understood English a First published in the PDF Å inthis book holds a special place among the tremendous amount of Puritan literature that was produced during that time Thomas Boston was renowned for his clearly understood English and the manner in which he maintained that clarity while conveying messages of great depth Boston was not preaching merely The Crook PDF/EPUB ² from his theological understanding, he was speaking from direct personal experience Boston had real thorns to deal with himself, ranging from his wife s paralyzing depression to his own experiences living for years with what were probably kidney stones He brings his own unique combination of wonderfully profound and yet immensely Crook in the eBook ☆ practical advice to bear to give us a work of lasting impact.