John Crook

John Crook

Like many other early Quakers, John Crook (1617-1699) was a seeker of truth from his earliest days. He was educated in London, and for a time held the office of Justice of the Peace in Bedfordshire, but after being convinced of the truth in 1654 by the preaching of William Dewsbury, he quickly lost both his public office and his freedom. In all, John Crook was imprisoned ten times for his faith, and suffered greatly at the hands of “unreasonable and wicked men.” But in the midst of his many trials, the Lord fashioned him into an eminent minister of the gospel, who faithfully labored by preaching and writing to the end that all who profess the Truth might “come into the true sense and experience thereof, by a true, living, and feeling faith in Christ, and sincere obedience to Him.”

This Holy Spirit has been to me both meat and drink, even as the Rock of old that followed the Israelites. Ten times (as I remember) I have been in bonds, and all for the sake of a good conscience before my God. But this Holy Spirit never left me, but many times has caused me to sing in prisons. Yes, by this Holy Spirit all has turned to my joy. My help is in it, my comfort flows from it, and my daily request to my God is that all His people may be guided by it in all things.

- John Crook

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Like many other early Quakers, John Crook (1617-1699) was a seeker of truth from his earliest days. He was educated in London, and for a time held the office of Justice of the Peace in Bedfordshire, but after being convinced of the truth in 1654 by the preaching of William Dewsbury, he quickly lost both his public office and his freedom. In all, John Crook was imprisoned ten times for his faith, and suffered greatly at the hands of “unreasonable and wicked men.” But in the midst of his many trials, the Lord fashioned him into an eminent minister of the gospel, who faithfully labored by preaching and writing to the end that all who profess the Truth might “come into the true sense and experience thereof, by a true, living, and feeling faith in Christ, and sincere obedience to Him.”

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The Writings of John Crook

John Crook

Like many other early Quakers, John Crook (1617-1699) was a seeker of truth from his earliest days. He was educated in London, and for a time held the office of Justice of the Peace in Bedfordshire, but after being convinced of the truth in 1654 by the preaching of William Dewsbury, he quickly lost both his public office and his freedom. In all, John Crook was imprisoned ten times for his faith, and suffered greatly at the hands of “unreasonable and wicked men.” But in the midst of his many trials, the Lord fashioned him into an eminent minister of the gospel, who faithfully labored by preaching and writing to the end that all who profess the Truth might “come into the true sense and experience thereof, by a true, living, and feeling faith in Christ, and sincere obedience to Him.”

Friends Library Publishing exists to freely share the writings of early members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), believing that no other collection of Christian writings more accurately communicates or powerfully illustrates the soul-transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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The Writings of John Crook

John Crook

The Writings of John Crook

A collection of the various treatises, epistles, and doctrinal writings of John Crook, to which is prefixed a short account of his life, written by himself; also containing a relation of his memorable trial at the General Sessions in London, in the year 1662.

  • 259 pages
  • treatise, letters, exhortation, journal
Like many other early Quakers, John Crook (1617-1699) was a seeker of truth from his earliest days. He was educated in London, and for a time held the office of Justice of the Peace in Bedfordshire, but when he was convinced of the truth in 1654 by the preaching of William Dewsbury, he soon lost both his public office and his freedom. In all, John Crook was imprisoned ten times for his faith, and suffered greatly at the hands of “unreasonable and wicked men.” In this selection from his writings, he relates his early searching after God, his convincement of and growth in the truth, and some of his ministerial labors in the early Society of Friends.

Friends Library Publishing exists to freely share the writings of early members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), believing that no other collection of Christian writings more accurately communicates or powerfully illustrates the soul-transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Selection from the Life of John Crook

John Crook

Like many other early Quakers, John Crook (1617-1699) was a seeker of truth from his earliest days. He was educated in London, and for a time held the office of Justice of the Peace in Bedfordshire, but when he was convinced of the truth in 1654 by the preaching of William Dewsbury, he soon lost both his public office and his freedom. In all, John Crook was imprisoned ten times for his faith, and suffered greatly at the hands of “unreasonable and wicked men.” In this selection from his writings, he relates his early searching after God, his convincement of and growth in the truth, and some of his ministerial labors in the early Society of Friends.

Friends Library Publishing exists to freely share the writings of early members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), believing that no other collection of Christian writings more accurately communicates or powerfully illustrates the soul-transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Selection from the Life of John Crook

John Crook

Selection from the Life of John Crook

A selection from the journal and writings of John Crook, relating his thirst after holiness in his younger years, his convincement of and growth in the truth, and some of his ministerial labors in the early Society of Friends.

  • 46 pages
  • journal
  • Audio Book
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