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Divine Providence (Charnock)

SKU 9781629950167


Rigorous, practical, and deeply reverent, Divine Providence speaks to the struggles of believers today as it tackles difficult questions with biblical truth:


Does God govern the world—and how?

Is God the author of sin?

Why do good people suffer while bad people thrive?

What does God’s providence mean for how we should live our lives?

In a masterful discourse, Puritan theologian Stephen Charnock arms us to trust in the One who works all things for his glory and the good of the church.


This beautifully produced new edition, rendered in modern English, introduces contemporary Christians to one of the greatest Puritan thinkers and the beauty of divine providence—the comforting truth that “God is righteous, wise, and good, and nothing takes place that is not in his will.”


Editor Carolyn Whiting has broken Charnock’s work into chapters with headings. Bound in red linen with gold foil, this giftable volume includes study questions for discussion, explanatory notes and translations, a paper bookmark, and a foreword from Whiting’s pastor, Derek Thomas.


Author: Stephen Charnock

Pages: 312



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Product Details:

  • Hardcover:  312 pages
  • Published:  2022
  • ISBN ‏ : ‎ 9781629950167
  • Author:  Stephen  Charnock


  • Stephen Charnock (1628-80) was an English Puritan thinker known for his practical preaching and ability to explain deep doctrinal concepts clearly and persuasively; he also had an interest in physics. He served as a pastor in Dublin, Ireland, for several years before political and religious upheaval resulted in his ejection from pulpit ministry in 1660, along with more than two thousand other nonconformists. Although forbidden to preach publicly, he continued to study and write for fifteen years. When government restrictions eased, he co-pastored a church in London with Thomas Watson from 1675 until his death. He left behind "considerable treatises on some of the most important points of religion" that were collected soon afterward and published posthumously.


  • "The confidence that God is always working out his purposes to bless his people provides a great support to the believer. Stephen Charnock taught us to take hold of the God of providence with both hands and cling to him with all our might--trusting that even so God is holding us in his almighty hand. Carolyn Whiting has updated the quaint prose of Charnock's early modern English to communicate more easily with today's reader, but the thoughts remain deep, brilliant, and timeless. Formatted in short chapters with study questions, this edition will prove very useful for personal study and small groups."--Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
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