Thoughts fixed and affections flaming

Nigel FaithfullSKU: TFAF3096 ISBN: 9781846253096



Matthew Henry (1662 - 1714), the Prince of Bible expositors, has an accessible style with a proliferation of pithy phrases and proverb-like sayings. George Whitefield recorded in his journal in 1738: 'Had this sentence out of Henry much pressed upon my heart to comfort me in my retirement, "The mower loses no time whilst he is whetting his scythe." Spurgeon stated, "Every minister ought to read it entirely and carefully through once at least."
The author has read Henry's entire exposition over about 35 years and extracted a selection of memorable quotes accompanied with a useful topical index, which will be a great help in sermon preparation and personal study.

About the Author:

Born in Bristol, Nigel came to Aberystwyth as a believer and mature student in September 1965 to read Chemistry at the University. He was President of the Christian Union from 1970-71, obtained a PhD in Analytical Chemistry in 1976, and worshipped at Alfred Place Baptist Church under the ministry of Pastor Geoff Thomas. He is married to Eileen, a graduate in Welsh, and they have two grown-up children, also believers, and three grandchildren. He recently moved to be near the family and attend St Mellons Baptist Church, Cardiff, under the able ministry of Andy Christofides. His hobbies include reading, woodturning, crosswords and digital photography.


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Matthew Henry's massive commentary on the whole Bible is like a mine loaded with diamonds. Nigel Faithfull gathers these diamonds by the handful and brings them sparkling into the light. This is a versatile resource. You can use its index to look up Henry's wisdom on a particular topic or you can use it along with your daily reading through the Bible. Either way it is bound to bless. May God make the 350th anniversary of Henry's birth into an occasion for many to discover anew the glory of Christ shining in the writings of Matthew Henry and his fellow Puritans.
—Professor Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

Dr Nigel Faithfull was a member of our congregation in Aberystwyth for forty years. He sat at my feet, grave, thoughtful & encouraging. He often had helpful words to share with me in response to the preaching. As a scientist he was especially interested in the biblical doctrine of creation. Now it is my time to sit at his feet & learn from what he has gleaned from the greatest of Puritan commentators, Matthew Henry. It would be an achievement to read through his commentary on the entire Bible. Dr Faithfull has done more than that; he has gathered together aphorisms & insights from the writer & also indexed them...a wonderful overview of the Christian faith to ponder and reflect on...stimulating & inspiring.
—Dr Geoff Thomas, Pastor of Alfred Place Baptist Church in Aberystwyth, Wales

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