The Christian in Complete Armour
The Classic Puritan exposition of Ephesians 6:10-20 on The Armor of God
Hardcover, single-volume copy of Gurnall’s classic. “Gurnall’s work is peerless and priceless; every line is full of wisdom; every sentence is suggestive. The whole book has been preached over scores of times, and is, in our judgement, the best thought-breeder in all our library.” (Charles Spurgeon). The Christian in Complete Armour is a vast collection of sermons on Ephesians 6:10-20, on being “strong in the Lord.”
“The world is a battleground, the Christian life a warfare, the devil an enemy. Sin makes us vulnerable, but Christ provides well-tested armour and assures His people of victory. This is the biblical and Puritan view of the life of faith, and few authors have understood it more accurately or described it more vividly than William Gurnall.
Generation after generation of Christians have found wise counsel and lasting encouragement in the pages of Gurnall’s grand book.
Charles Spurgeon wrote of this massive work:
“I have often resorted to it when my own fire has been burning low, and I have seldom failed to find a glowing coal upon Gurnall’s hearth. John Newton said that if he might read only one book beside the Bible, he would choose The Christian in Complete Armour, and Richard Cecil was of the same opinion. Gurnall’s work is peerless and priceless; every line is full of wisdom; every sentence is suggestive. The whole book has been preached over scores of times, and is, in our judgment, the best thought-breeder in all our library.
‘If I might read only one book beside the Bible, I would choose The Christian in Complete Armour.’
— John Newton, British pastor and author of the hymn Amazing Grace
‘You will often find in a line and a half some great truth, put so concisely, and yet so fully, that you really marvel how so much thought could be got into so few words.’
— J. C. Ryle, author of Holiness, Practical Religion, and Expository Thoughts on the Gospels