The Tender Heart demands a true and honest reflection of faith. While so many seek only to soothe the superficial issues of the heart and mind, Richard Sibbes dives into the true core of one’s behavior and into the real heart of Christianity. Those who truly love God do not feel called to follow him under a sense of guilt-ridden commitment or burdened duty. Sibbes discusses how truly loving the Lord is the only way to enjoy communion with God and to be driven farther from sin. Rather than living life in fear of God’s punishment or wrath, Sibbes reveals that a heart softened to God and devoted to him in sincere love is the only way to true freedom and joy in Christ. This series, published by ONE audiobooks, seeks to produce Classic Christian titles read by well known and loved audiobook narrators. ONE takes great care to cast these titles with readers who will provide an unmatched listening experience for these important works. Arthur Morey brings his passion to every performance and is considered to be one of the top audiobook narrators in the industry.
Richard Sibbes was born in 1577. He entered St. John’s College at Cambridge in 1595, and was ordained in the Church of England in 1607. He received his BD in 1610. Sibbes lectured at Holy Trinity Church in Cambridge beginning in 1611, and in 1617 became a preacher at Gray’s Inn—London’s most famous pulpit at the time. He returned to Catherine Hall in 1626, and returned to Holy Trinity Church in Cambridge in 1623, although never gave up his preaching at Gray’s Inn. He is the author of theological treatises, sermons, and commentaries which shaped Puritan England’s most significant theologians. Influence of Sibbes’ thought can be found in the writings of John Cotton, Hugh Peters, Thomas Goodwin, and John Preston, among countless others.
Richard Sibbes died in 1635. Among his last words: “I commend and bequeath my soul into the hands of my gracious Savior, who hath redeemed it with his most precious blood, and appears now in heaven to receive it.”