Puritan William Gurnall – Satan’s Wiles to Accuse and Trouble the Saint (Christian audiobook)
William Gurnall (1617 – 12 October 1679) was an English author and clergyman born at King’s Lynn, Norfolk.
Gurnall is known by his Christian in Complete Armour, published in three volumes, dated 1655, 1658 and 1662. It consists of sermons or lectures delivered by the author in the course of his regular ministry, in a consecutive course on Ephesians 6: 10–20. It is described as a magazine whence the Christian is furnished with spiritual arms for the battle, helped on with his armour, and taught the use of his weapon; together with the happy issue of the whole war. It is thus considered a classic on spiritual warfare. Richard Baxter and John Flavel both thought highly of the book. Toplady used to make copious extracts from it in his common-place book. John Newton said that if he were confined to one book beside the Bible, he’d choose Christian Armour. Charles Haddon Spurgeon commented that Gurnall’s work is “peerless and priceless; every line full of wisdom. The book has been preached over scores of times and is, in our judgment, the best thought-breeder in all our library.” The writing style is akin to that of the King James Bible, so in 1988 Banner of Truth Trust did a revised and abridged version in contemporary English.