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One of the 20th century's greatest preachers, Lloyd-Jones here offers eight sermons on John 14:1--12 as encouragement to Christians and direction for unbelievers facing anxiety in uncertain times. His careful verse-by-verse exposition shows you how to recognize and confront your fears; and find peace and contentment in the unchanging truths of the gospel. 160 pages, softcover from Crossway.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Crossway
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1433501198
ISBN-13: 9781433501197

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Eight sermons on John 14:1-12 from one of the twentieth century's foremost preachers encourage Christians and point unbelievers to the only way to face matters of life and death.

Author Bio

Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981), minister of Westminster Chapel in London for 30 years, was one of the foremost preachers of his day. His many books have brought profound spiritual encouragement to millions around the world.


One of the unique benefits of reading a book based on a series of sermons is seeing the way in which each chapter/sermon builds on the previous ones. In Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones unfolds the words of Jesus recorded in John 14:1-6. Originally preached in 1951, the sermons are a wonderful balance of the historical and the practical, of the theological and the pastoral. At the outset, Lloyd-Jones shows man's greatest need and then proceeds to show how only the gospel can meet that need. In some places he pleads, "Do you know God -- do you know him as your Father? If you do not, then call out to Christ immediately." In other places, he speaks blunt truth, "We cannot mix the gospel of Jesus Christ with anything else; it is either this or nothing." He moves through various passages of the Scriptures to teach about the Law, sin, Satan, eternal punishment and imputed righteousness. Far from being a watered-down, pie-in-the-sky treatise on how to have "quiet nerves," this is an unashamedly biblical exposition of the gospel and its effects.

The final chapter is a brief look at the remainder of John 14, concluding with what Lloyd-Jones calls "the supreme blessing of the Christian gospel," the promise of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Everything in the sermons leads to the final plea of a pastor's heart, "Oh, make certain that he dwells in you, for if he does, your heart will not be troubled, neither will it be afraid." – Pamela Glass, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com

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  1. Michele Morin
    Warren, Maine
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Do You Want a Quiet Heart?
    December 19, 2014
    Michele Morin
    Warren, Maine
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Sometimes we get it all wrong when we read Scripture. We translate sentences through a syrupy grid of sentimentality (Oh, thats so comforting . . .), when what we are looking at is a command. Do this.

    Thus begins sermon number one of Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled, a compilation of eight sermons preached by Martin Lloyd Jones in 1951 when Cold War angst and post WWII gloom hung in the air of Great Britain as thick as London fog. His musings on John 14 are no less relevant in todays milieu of beheadings and suicide bombers, nor is his thesis: The greatest need of men and women in this world is the need of what is called a quiet heart, a heart at leisure from itself. He explores the various means that people use to achieve that goal and comes to a firm conclusion: The claim of the gospel is not only that it can give us a quiet heart, but also that nothing else can do it.

    Chapter 2 (i.e. sermon number two) sets forth Jesus own words as to just how that quiet heart comes about, and it, too, is a command: Believe in God; believe also in me. Sermons three through eight go on to reaffirm the foundations of Christian faith, asserting that the substance of what one believes about God does indeed matter, and that the calm and quiet heart that Jesus urges upon his disciples is not merely another anesthetic to numb the inevitable pain of life on a fallen planet.

    Although it is tempting to recommend this book as an evangelistic tool for unbelieving family and friends, it may well have a more immediate purpose within the household of faith. Jones gets to the core of biblical illiteracy and theological holes that plague the church:

    If we want to know exactly what believing in Him means, we must take the entire New Testament, the Acts and the epistles and the light they cast upon Him as well as the detailed records we have concerning Him in the four Gospels.

    We come to Christ through a cross, and the essence of this gospel will remain a mystery to those who neglect the Source of all Truth about God the Bible.

    With the words of Hudson Taylor, Jones urges his readers to hold on to the faithfulness of God, (Mark 11:22). A right view of God will result in a right view of life, including realistic expectations for peace and happiness. Doubting Thomas becomes the hero of the day, his stumbling, groping statements of doubt setting the stage for Jesus clarifying words that resonate through the ages: I am the way, the truth and the life; no man cometh unto the Father but by me.

    Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled is a road map for the seeker, and a homing device for the believer who has lost his way.

    This book was provided by Crossway Books in exchange for my unbiased review.
  2. Larry W Johnson
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    April 1, 2010
    Larry W Johnson
    Let Not Your Heart be Troubled, another excellent book by Martyn Lloyd-Jones. The book is a series of eight sermons (139 pages) on John 14:1-12. The purpose of this book is to bring comfort, peace, strength, and to build up Christians in Godly faith in times of uncertainty. The sermons are very easy to read and understand, but loaded with strong biblical doctrine concerning Truth as revealed in God's Word. Truth concerning belief in God, belief in Jesus Christ, His work, and the certainties of the promises He made. Truth that brings hope to the lost, strength, comfort, peace and security to the redeemed, and guidance to all for daily living. The eight individual sermons each have a message of their own. However, the sermons collectively build on each other, and a larger message emerges that strengthens confidence, and assurance in God's promises, and how to face life's obstacles, those uncertainties placed there by Satan for the purpose of disrupting our relationship with Christ. Personally, I rank this book up there with the Studies in the Sermon on the Mount, also by Martyn Lloyd -Jones. Regardless of your personal situation, or life's problems that are confronting you, the messages in this book will provide hope, strength, comfort, peace and encouragement that only Jesus Christ our Savior can provide.
  3. roger s smith
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 27, 2009
    roger s smith
    The best book I have read on trying to understand God when met by disappointment or suffering. As a pastor for nearly 30 years I have read many books on suffering. This is by and far the best!
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