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Precious Remedies against Satan's devices
on 11 June 2011
This book was written in 1652 but the English is still clear and understandable.
It gives a thorough breakdown of how Satan seeks to disturb and destroy through his devices. To every device Brooks gives the appropriate remedy.
C.H. Spurgeon said of Thomas Brooks that he "scatters stars with both his hands". On every page there are many excellent and noteworthy comments. Brooks was a learned man, he understood Latin and Greek. In addition, he had a deep knowledge of Greek and Roman history and culture.
Brooks compares Satan to a pirate, and says "a pirate will most hotly pursue those galleons which have the most precious cargoes." Those Christians who are striving to serve God and grow are the ones who Satan will target.
At times Christians may endure terrible persecution and hardship. Brooks uses the example of Herodotus who said of the Assyrians "let them drink wormwood all their life long, when they die they shall swim in honey".
This book is not only to be read once but is invaluable as a reference tool.