Congrats to Will Bausch! – April Giveaway Winner

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Da da da!

Will Bausch is the winner of the April giveaway, which includes the following four books:

1. Gospel Revelation: Finding Worth in Knowing Christ by Jeremiah Burroughs
2. A Treatise on Earthly-Mindedness by Jeremiah Burroughs
3. The Excellency of a Gracious Spirit by Jeremiah Burroughs
4. Meet the Puritans by Joel Beeke and Randall Pederson

I want to say again a special thank you to Reformation Heritage Books for sponsoring the month of April and donating these excellent books to the cause of the Puritan Reading Challenge!

If you want to get in on all the book love, be sure to read the Puritan Paperback for each month and comment on the open thread that I will post on the end of the month. From the comments shared, I will then randomly select (computer generated) a number to determine the winner. John Bunyan is up next, and you won’t want to miss his excellent exposition on John 6:37!

Will’s thoughts are well worth repeating, so allow me to share them with you again. Reflecting on Burrough’s The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment, Will writes:

“God would not have us set our hearts upon riches, because they are nothing, and yet God is pleased to set his heart upon us, and we are nothing: that is God’s grace, free grace, and therefore it does not much matter what I suffer, for I am as nothing.”
p.87

What can I say about this book, except that it “connected the dots” between the gospel, the affections of my heart, complaining, and discontentment. It has been a pleasure to think about this subject, especially in light of the gospel. I pray that I would soon learn the “ABCs”, as Burroughs would put it, before feeling that I can move on to something greater. There is nothing greater for me than being satisfied in Christ for all that he with all that I am not.

This book also put encouraging words into my mouth, and scripture into my brain, that was used in counseling a brother who is going through a point where God is taking a lot of things away. It was a great pleasure, and medicine for my soul, to awkwardly explain to him what Burroughs explains so eloquently: Christ is all sufficent, and he will lovingly remove all barriers to us realizing this. When he doesn’t remove these barriers, we should begin to worry. Often this refinement hurts, but the contentment in our all-sufficent Lord and Saviour to be found on the other side of the pain is well worth it.

Amen!

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5 Comments on “Congrats to Will Bausch! – April Giveaway Winner”

  1. D.L. Kane Says:

    Congrats Will! Happy reading. Based on your comments, I am pretty confident that these books won’t sit on a shelf for very long. Woohow! Have a great weekend 🙂

  2. ginoc Says:

    Congratulations Will! A win for you is a win for me. 😉

  3. Yogi Taylor Says:

    Congratulations Will. I was hoping that I would win, but we’ll go again next month! God Bless, enjoy the reads!

    Yogi

  4. Will Says:

    Everyone,

    Thank you for your kind comments! I’ll be sure to enjoy these books and then pass them on (Gino gets first dibs).

    Will


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