Richard Sibbes wrote extensively on the relationship between suffering and sin and on the suffering of Christ. Volume one of this collection contains numerous works on these topics, including The Bruised Reed—the work for which Sibbes is best known. He also writes about the place of saints and the nature of those whom God loves and has called. Sibbes is well-positioned to speak of suffering and of those in the church’s history who have suffered, given his history of writing from within a shifting and often dangerous political climate. Volume one also includes a lengthy biography of Richard Sibbes, written by Alexander Balloch Grosart.
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- Memoir of Richard Sibbes written by Rev. Alexander Balloch Grosart
- Preface by the editor
Praise for the Print Edition
Sibbes never wastes . . . time. He scatters pearls and diamonds with both hands.
I shall never cease to be grateful to Richard Sibbes, who was balm to my soul at a period in my life when I was overworked and badly overtired, and therefore subject in an unusual manner to the onslaughts of the devil. I found at that time that Richard Sibbes . . . was an unfailing remedy. His books The Bruised Reed and The Soul’s Conflict quieted, soothed, comforted, encouraged, and healed me.
The most brilliant and popular of all the utterances of the Puritan church.
A ‘soul of goodness’ informs every fiber and filament of his thinking . . . there is not a page without food for the spiritually hungry.
—Rev. Alexander Balloch Grosart
- Title: The Works of Richard Sibbes, vol. 1
- Author: Richard Sibbes
- Editor: Alexander Balloch Grosart
- Publisher: James Nichol
- Publication Date: 1862
- Pages: 425
About Richard Sibbes
Richard Sibbes (1577–1635) 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—then London’s most famous pulpit. He returned to Catherine Hall in 1626 and to Holy Trinity Church in Cambridge in 1623, though he never gave up his preaching at Gray’s Inn. Influence of Sibbes’ thought shows in the writings of John Cotton, Hugh Peters, Thomas Goodwin, John Preston, and countless others.
Among Sibbes’ 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.”