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A Saint Indeed

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John Flavel

John Flavel

Worcestershire, England was the birthplace of John Flavel, the first-born son of Reverend Richard Flavel. John was educated at the University College, Oxford; he then received the position of assistant minister in Devonshire at the young age of 23. He would later enlarge his sphere of influence by becoming the preacher of a popular Dartmouth parish, where he penned his celebrated book A Saint Indeed. In 1662 Flavel personally rejected the terms of the Act of Uniformity imposed on ministers, causing him to face much turmoil and persecution—yet his private preaching and writing remained steadfast. It was after King James granted more liberty to non-conformists that John Flavel’s works and ministry gained much acclaim. This Presbyterian divine was a man of exemplary piety and high respect, endearing himself greatly to congregants by his earnestness. He died at Exeter, England in 1691. John Flavel’s works continue to inspire and disciple Christians today, nearly four hundred years after his home-going.

A Saint Indeed - John Flavel

A Saint Indeed


By John Flavel (1671)

Digital Edition by Blue Letter Bible


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Also available on Amazon Kindle,
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Excerpt from A Saint Indeed

“…Heart-work is hard work indeed: to shuffle over religious duties with a loose and heedless spirit, will cost no great pains; but to set thyself before the Lord, and tie up thy loose and vain thoughts to a constant and serious attendance upon him; this will cost thee something: to attain a facility and dexterity of language in prayer, and put thy meaning into apt and decent expressions, is easy; but to get thy heart broken for sin, whilst though art confessing it; melted with free grace, whilst thou art blessing God for it; to be really ashamed and humbled through the apprehensions of God’s infinite holiness, and to keep thy heart in this frame, not only in, but after duty, will surely cost thee some groans and travailing pains of soul.”

About A Saint Indeed


John Flavel, in his most prominent book, A Saint Indeed, goes deeper into the Christian life to bring answers to the most common objections, concerns and obstacles to personal holiness. Flavel deals with the progression of sanctification that we will walk through for the rest of our lives in a straight-forward and truthful manner. John Flavel’s pastoral heart certainly shows through as he counsels fellow believers in their walk with God.

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