“The Bruised Reed” by Richard Sibbes in Summary and Review


The Bruised Reed Kindle Edition

  • Price: ($.99)
  • Length: 138 pages
  • Publication Date: September 15, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English


Richard Sibbes (1577-1635), the most celebrated of the Puritans of the seventeenth century, published his The Bruised Reed to encourage Christians who have been “bruised” during the course of their lives, when they have failed to obey God perfectly. Sibbes’ treatise provides hope and comfort to hurting hearts by reassuring them God will not “break,” nor cast hopelessly aside the bruised, crushed thing. He will restore it; and yet again, His breath filling it, the melody of joy and health shall be heard therefrom, all the more that the instrument has been restored by the hand which at first made it.


This is my second book I have read written by a Puritan author and another work of acclaim by many. Sibbes…

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