Book Recommendation: Finding Comfort in Sickness

Phillip Bennett Power (1822 – 1899) was a pastor in England in the 19th century.  At the age of 43 years old and in the prime of his life and ministry, his health took a terrible dive.  He spent the rest of his days as an invalid.  However, he is known for his effective writing during those years, this book being his most noted and celebrated work.  A Book of Comfort for Those in Sickness originally published in 1846 is a masterful blend of Scripture and wisdom about God’s efforts to bring us comfort and sweet fellowship with him in our weakest and darkest days.  Maybe the most thoughtful book on the topic I have seen.

Banner of Truth has served us so well by reviving works long forgotten that apply just as much in the modern day.  This book is a wonderful representation of that.  Every pastor should read this as we seek to care for the sick in our congregations.  Every Christian who has ever suffered under the dark, mysterious providence of God, should read this also.  Power reminds us of the greatness of God and how who God is and his mercy to us in Christ is what gives us faith when life turns in painful, unpredictable ways.  In fact, Power helps us see layers of ways God uniquely comforts us as one of his beloved children in those days.

Buy this book on paperback HERE

 

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