Facing Grief: Counsel For Mourners.


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In 1674, two years after his second wife's death, John Flavel published - A Token for Mourners. In it he meditates on the words of Luke 7:13: 'And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.' From this verse the author helps the reader to think about grief, distinguishing 'moderate' sorrow from 'immoderate'. He spells out what is appropriate for a Christian mourner and what is not. This book is full of Scripture, counsel, warning, and wisdom gained from prayerful reflection on the personal experience of affliction in loss and grief. Editorial Reviews About the Author John Flavel (1627-91) was a minister of the gospel in the south of England - in Salisbury first, and then mainly in Dartmouth. Living through tumultuous times in England, Flavel faced even more tumultuous times in his own life. Like his Master, he lived a life acquainted with grief. He was one of the thousands of ministers of the Church of England who resigned their living in the Great Ejection of 1662. His parents both died of the plague in 1665 under tragic circumstances. (They were imprisoned by enemies at the infamously infected Newgate Prison, presumably in order to cause their deaths.) Flavel saw the death of his child, and three wives. After only two years of marriage, his first wife, Joanna, died in childbirth, along with their first child. He remarried, and also grieved the loss of Elizabeth, his second wife. Having remarried again - to Agnes- he also lost her. He was survived by his fourth wife, Dorothy.

Title: Facing Grief: Counsel For Mourners.


Categories: Banner of Truth,

Publisher: Banner of Truth,: 2010.

ISBN Number: 1848710690

ISBN Number 13: 9781848710696

Binding: Softbound

Condition: NEW

Seller ID: 79922