The Christian’s Labor and Reward
Written by the author of the well-known classic, The Christian In Complete Armour, this smaller work of Gurnall’s reminds every Christian of the great reward promised by God and encourages us to the work before us in light of it. How much our God bestows on us, and how little He asks of us in return! – and all for our own benefit. The Christian’s Labor and Reward has been out of print since the 17th century, until now, and we are grateful for its return.
The book also includes a 60-page biography of Gurnall by J. C. Ryle, which is worth the price of the book itself.
Table of Contents
- The Dedication
- The Introduction
- The Christ’s Labor
- The Christian’s Reward
- The Application
- The Magistrate’s Portrait Drawn from the World
- The Life of William Gurnall – by J. C. Ryle
About the Author
William Gurnall (1617–1679) served as pastor in the village of Lavenham, in the English county of Suffolk. Despite his Puritan leanings, Gurnall signed the Act of Uniformity and agreed to the dictates of the Church of England. Though not ejected from his pulpit as were other non-conformists, his position was not respected on either side of the conflict. Nonetheless he was a deeply spiritual man, and his massive treatise on spiritual warfare, The Christian in Complete Armour is considered one of the great Christian works of all time. He also authored a lesser-known but valuable work intended for rulers, titled The Magistrate’s Portrait Drawn from the Word.