Scattered and Kept is a volume of twenty-eight lost sermons of Thomas Boston, in print again for the first time in 250 years.
With startling contemporary relevance, many of these long-forgotten sermons tackle the question of how Christ’s church can recover from being scattered far and wide, losing spiritual vigour and cultural impact. Boston candidly exposes the weaknesses and failures of the church, yet he knows where to turn for help. The Lord who has scattered his church will gather us back to himself – and he will keep his church, like a shepherd keeps his flock.
For generations the works of Thomas Boston have been treasured in his native Scotland and all over the world, both in individual classics such as Human Nature in its Fourfold State and the 12-volume collection titled Complete Works. In spite of its title, however, this collection is incomplete. Here are twenty-five of Boston’s sermons, unaccountably missing from the Complete Works, in print again for the first time since the 1700s.
This edition also includes three further sermons, transcribed from unpublished manuscripts, and presented here in unedited form for the first time ever.