The Art Of Man-Fishing (Vintage Puritan)

This work is a short work on the callings and duties of a Christian pastor Written by the Scottish Puritan, Thomas Boston, he explains the central calling of the evangelist pastor and the pitfalls the world places before them A great read for any man considering becoming a pastor.
The Art Of Man Fishing Vintage Puritan This work is a short work on the callings and duties of a Christian pastor Written by the Scottish Puritan Thomas Boston he explains the central calling of the evangelist pastor and the pitfalls the

  • Title: The Art Of Man-Fishing (Vintage Puritan)
  • Author: Thomas Boston D. Macdonald
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1 thought on “The Art Of Man-Fishing (Vintage Puritan)”

    1. This is an impressive little volume considering the fact that Thomas Boston wrote it when he was only 22 years old. Also, considering the fact the entire book is written to himself, addressed to his own "soul", Boston's "The Art of Manfishing" is a fascinating window into the mind and inner machinations of a young Puritan.Since "The Art of Manfishing" is a Puritan book, it is both deeply helpful and deeply flawed. The Puritans are deeply helpful in that their sobriety about life is contagious. T [...]

    2. Short little booklet on the reasons for evangelism and outreach. Boston places the emphasis on self (similar to the first half of Baxter's The Reformed Pastor). Through providence and election once you submit to Christ, the opportunity for outreach will come with ease.

    3. Both essays are helpful (the second part of the book is Words to Winners of Souls by Horatius Bonar). Horatius is particularly helpful in pointing out the task of the ministry is to win people to Christ and edify the church, the former often neglected for the latter. He emphasizes that every sermon includes both aims which is much like the books of the NT. He also mentions the centrality of the person presenting the Gospel as crucial to God's blessing--the preacher who walks faithfully and loves [...]

    4. I did like it, but Boston perhaps waxed a little too eloquent and got carried away with the analogy of fishing for men. He compares sinners to fish in all kinds of ways and talks about the sorts of nets we should use to catch them in, how the mesh of doctrine must not be too loose or they will slip away, etc. That type of stretching of the analogy doesn't appeal to me that much.

    5. This is an instruction manual for all who desire to bring men into Christ's kingdom. A puritan classic.

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