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The Pure in Heart

The Pure in Heart is a short book which has been taken from a larger book called The Beatitudes that was written by the Puritan preacher Thomas Watson in 1660. This book explores Matthew 5:8: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

The book is divided into two sections: “Heart Purity” and “Seeing God”.

In the first section Thomas Watson covers: The reasons for purity, why purity must be chiefly in the heart, signs of an impure heart, the signs of a pure heart, arguments or motives to persuade to heart purity and but how shall we attain to heart purity.

In the second section he covers: when we shall all see God, what seeing God shall be like and applications.

The book is just over 60 pages and can be easily read through in one sitting. It is both challenging and encouraging. Although some Puritan writings can be a hard read due to their style, this book is certainly not like that. The language used in this book is very clear, readable and practical. I highly recommend that you either seek out a copy of this book or download one of the free online versions of it. You will not be disappointed!

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