This minisode contains an excerpt from a book written in 1543 during the Italian Reformation. The author, Don Benedetto was a Benedictine monk whose beliefs were strongly influenced by the growing Reformation in Europe. The book “The Benefit of Christ Crucified” was a best-seller across Europe (King Edward VI of England was known to have read the book). If one did not know the author and where is was written, it would seem indistinguishable from the works of the German, Swiss, Dutch or English Reformations.
The book was eventually suppressed in Italy by the Inquisition and placed on the Index of Forbidden Books. (Image is of Peter Martyr Vermigli, a contemporary and friend of Don Benedetto who was known for his work in the Italian Reformation).
Link to a Kindle version of the book on Amazon can be found here. An advisory:There might be some scanning errors in some of the Kindle versions. The version I used (not the link found here) did have some scanning errors but the meaning was still rather easy to determine. Definitively worth the read.
This minisode centers on the reading from an excerpt from That Incredible Christian by A.W. Tozer. In this excerpt, Tozer shows that regret should have no long term place in the life of one who is in Christ.
Thanks to Tim Challies and his website challies.com for bringing this passage from Tozer to my attention.
A link to the page on Christianbook.com for That Incredible Christian can be found here
A free pdf of That Incredible Christian can be found here
This minisode features the reading of an excerpt from the autobiography of the 19th century pastor, evangelist and orphanage founder George Müller. In this reading, George Müller gives his spiritual advice on how to nourish one’s soul, namely, on the meditating on the Word of God.
A link to this excerpt can be found here at Bible.org.
A link to a pdf detailing the devotional life of George Müller can be found here.
A link to John Piper’s lecture on how George Müller’s strategy for showing God can be found here from DesiringGod.org..