God's Battle Plan for the Mind: The Puritan Practice of Biblical Meditation

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During the seventeenth century, English Puritan pastors often encouraged their congregations in the spiritual discipline of meditating on God and His Word. Today, however, much of evangelicalism is either ignorant of or turned off to the idea of meditation. In God's Battle Plan for the Mind, pastor David Saxton seeks to convince God's people of the absolute necessity for personal meditation and motivate them to begin this work themselves. But he has not done this alone. Rather, he has labored through numerous Puritan works in order to bring together the best of their insights on meditation. Standing on the shoulders of these giants, Saxton teaches us how to meditate on divine truth and gives valuable guidance about how to rightly pattern our thinking throughout the day. With the rich experiential theology of the Puritans, this book lays out a course for enjoying true meditation on God's Word.

Table of Contents:

  1. The Importance of Recovering the Joyful Habit of Biblical Meditation
  2. Unbiblical Forms of Meditation
  3. Defining Biblical Meditation
  4. Occasional Meditation
  5. Deliberate Meditation
  6. The Practice of Meditation
  7. Important Occasions for Meditation
  8. Choosing Subjects for Meditation
  9. The Reasons for Meditation
  10. The Benefits of Meditation
  11. The Enemies of Meditation
  12. Getting Started: Beginning the Habit of Meditation

Conclusion: Thoughts on Meditation and Personal Godliness

David W. Saxton
Publication Date:
Reformation Heritage Books