The Afflicted Man’s Companion
A Directory for Persons and Families Afflicted with Sickness or any Other Distress
Written with the kind intention (according to the author) “that the afflicted may have a book in their houses, and at their bed-sides, as a monitor to preach to them in private, when they are restrained from hearing sermons in public.” Originally published in 1737, it has been reprinted several times since by the American Tract Society.
As much as Job’s companions were miserable comforters, this volume is one that would have been of great comfort and consolation to that deeply afflicted man so long ago. In our world of sin and misery, any book that can help those visited by affliction is worth its weight in gold.
- General Directions to All Families and Persons Visited with Sickness
- Particular Directions to Those who are Sharply Afflicted with Sickness or Long Trouble
- Special Directions to the Children of God When Under Sickness or Any Other Affliction
- Special Directions to Unregenerate Persons, When Afflicted by Sickness or Otherwise
- Directions to the People of God When the Lord is Pleased to Recover Them from Sickness and Distress
- Directions to the Unregenerate When Recovered from Sickness and Restored to Health
- Further Directions to the Sick who are Apparently in a Dying Condition and Drawing Near to Another World
- Directions to the Friends and Neighbors of the Sick, Who are Themselves in Health for the Time
About the Author
John Willison (1680 – 1750) was an evangelical minister of the Church of Scotland. He became a prolific writer of books on practical Christian living. He was appointed minister at the parish of Brechin in 1703, after which, in 1718, he moved to serve as minister in Dundee. Willison wrote a strong treatise exhorting the sanctification of the Lord’s Day, in response to the policies of James VI and the Episcopalian clergy.