“Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices” by Thomas Brooks ranks right up there with “Pilgrim’s Progress” in terms of time-honored Puritan classics. This book is a must-read for every Christian, especially those who are struggling or tampering with sin. Satan hates “Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices” because it exposes his methods. More than that, it offers biblical methods to avoid and overcome temptation. The message and content of “Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices” are as useful today as they were many ages ago when it was written. The profound depths of insight that Thomas Brooks delivers makes it worthy of reading over and over again.
Whether you are downhearted, unsure about the topic of spiritual warfare, or want to successfully battle pride, unbelief, or lust, this book has it all.
A quote from the preface to the book:
“Beloved in our dearest Lord, Christ, the Scripture, your own hearts, and Satan’s devices, are the four prime things that should be first and most studied and searched. If any cast off the study of these, they cannot be safe here, nor happy hereafter. It is my work as a Christian, but much more as I am a Watchman, to do my best to discover the fullness of Christ, the emptiness of the creature, and the snares of the great deceiver; which I have endeavored to do in the following discourse, according to that measure of grace which I have received from the Lord.”
Most of the Puritans knew Satan better than they knew their best friend. Not that they were intimate with the Devil, but they knew his devices so well and with such clarity that it would have almost seemed they could, by the power of the Spirit, expose every one of his hell-deserving schemes.
In this small book, Thomas Brooks teaches the Christian that Satan is alive and well, and desires to destroy the Christian by his many devices. However, Brooks arms the Christians not only with that knowledge but also with the knowledge that the devices have remedies which may be applied to them. The Christian has weapons for the war. There are precious remedies clearly taught in God’s word which flow from the throne of grace into the minds and hearts of the saints to fight against the wiles of the devil. And being thus equipped we can say with Paul “we are not unaware of his devices.”