History

The Complete Works of C. H. Spurgeon, Volume 28

Author: Spurgeon, Charles

Publisher: Delmarva Publications, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: History

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Volume 28 Sermons 1637-1697 Charles Spurgeon (19 June 1834 – 31 January 1892) is one of the church’s most famous preachers and Christianity’s foremost prolific writers. Called the “Prince of Preachers,” he was one of England's most notable ministers for most of the second half of the nineteenth century, and he still remains highly influential among Christians of different denominations today. His sermons have spread all over the world, and his many printed works have been cherished classics for decades. In his lifetime, Spurgeon preached to more than 10 million people, often up to ten times each week. He was the pastor of the congregation of the New Park Street Chapel (later the Metropolitan Tabernacle) in London for 38 years. He was an inexhaustible author of various kinds of works including sermons, commentaries, an autobiography, as well as books on prayer, devotionals, magazines, poetry, hymns and more. Spurgeon was known to produce powerful sermons of penetrating thought and divine inspiration, and his oratory and writing skills held his audiences spellbound. Many Christians have discovered Spurgeon's messages to be among the best in Christian literature. Edward Walford wrote in Old and New London: Volume 6 (1878) quoting an article from the Times regarding one of Spurgeon’s meetings at Surrey: “Fancy a congregation consisting of 10,000 souls, streaming into the hall, mounting the galleries, humming, buzzing, and swarming—a mighty hive of bees—eager to secure at first the best places, and, at last, any place at all. After waiting more than half an hour—for if you wish to have a seat you must be there at least that space of time in advance—Mr. Spurgeon ascended his tribune. To the hum, and rush, and trampling of men, succeeded a low, concentrated thrill and murmur of devotion, which seemed to run at once, like an electric current, through the breast of every one present, and by this magnetic chain the preacher held us fast bound for about two hours. It is not my purpose to give a summary of his discourse. It is enough to say of his voice, that its power and volume are sufficient to reach every one in that vast assembly; of his language, that it is neither high-flown nor homely; of his style, that it is at times familiar, at times declamatory, but always happy, and often eloquent; of his doctrine, that neither the 'Calvinist' nor the 'Baptist' appears in the forefront of the battle which is waged by Mr. Spurgeon with relentless animosity, and with Gospel weapons, against irreligion, cant, hypocrisy, pride, and those secret bosom-sins which so easily beset a man in daily life; and to sum up all in a word, it is enough to say of the man himself, that he impresses you with a perfect conviction of his sincerity.” More than a hundred years after his death, Charles Spurgeon’s legacy continues to effectively inspire the church around the world. For this reason, Delmarva Publications has chosen to publish the complete works of Charles Spurgeon.
Religion

The Mystery of the Child

Author: Martin E. Marty

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

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Category: Religion

Page: 257

View: 356

Much of today's writing on children treats the child of any age as a problem or a set of problems to be solved, effectively reducing the child to a complex of biological and chemical factors, explainable in scientific terms, or regarding children as objects of adult control. In contrast, Martin Marty here presents the child as a mystery who invokes wonder and elicits creative responses that affect the care provided him or her. Drawing on literature as new as contemporary poetry and as old as the Bible, The Mystery of the Child encourages the thoughtful enjoyment of children instead of the imposition of adult will and control. Indeed, Marty treats the impulse to control as a problem and highlights qualities associated with children -- responsiveness, receptivity, openness to wonder -- that can become sources of renewal for adults. The Mystery of the Child represents a new tack for Martin Marty -- universally respected as a historian, theologian, and interpreter of religion and culture -- but displays the same incisive, erudite quality marking the fifty-plus books and thousands of articles that he has previously written. Marty's broad, thoughtful perspective will inspire readers to think afresh about what it means to be a child -- and to be a caregiver. This book is sure to claim a wide readership -- parents, grandparents, schoolteachers, theologians, historians -- engaging anyone wanting to explore more fully the profound realm of the child.
Poetry

The Heart That Loves Us

Author: Jody Diehl

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 166

View: 625

Blessed is the star of joy That God may send our way. It draws us ever closer, Sends us to our knees to pray. We must not see it as a cloud But as a ray of light. A star of joy from heaven That will bless us in His sight ... —jody diehl God not only loves us as our Father, but also as our Creator and Shepherd. His love is what gives us joy, peace, comfort, hope, strength, and wisdom. No matter what happens during our earthly lives, God will never leave or forsake us. His grace will sustain us, and His mercy endures forever. In a collection of inspirational poems, jody diehl shares God’s messages that allow spiritual seekers to gain a deeper understanding of Him and their faith. Her poems reflect on all the ways that God is present in our lives, why we should believe in miracles, and why He sometimes sends stars from heaven. Included within her verse are scriptural passages that guide seekers to find further inspiration within the pages of the Bible. The Heart That Loves Us shares moving poetry that gently reminds all of us that we are dearly loved by our heavenly Father.
History

The Complete Works of C. H. Spurgeon, Volume 16

Author: Spurgeon, Charles H.

Publisher: Delmarva Publications, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: History

Page:

View: 238

Volume 16 Sermons 788-847 Charles Spurgeon (19 June 1834 – 31 January 1892) is one of the church’s most famous preachers and Christianity’s foremost prolific writers. Called the “Prince of Preachers,” he was one of England's most notable ministers for most of the second half of the nineteenth century, and he still remains highly influential among Christians of different denominations today. His sermons have spread all over the world, and his many printed works have been cherished classics for decades. In his lifetime, Spurgeon preached to more than 10 million people, often up to ten times each week. He was the pastor of the congregation of the New Park Street Chapel (later the Metropolitan Tabernacle) in London for 38 years. He was an inexhaustible author of various kinds of works including sermons, commentaries, an autobiography, as well as books on prayer, devotionals, magazines, poetry, hymns and more. Spurgeon was known to produce powerful sermons of penetrating thought and divine inspiration, and his oratory and writing skills held his audiences spellbound. Many Christians have discovered Spurgeon's messages to be among the best in Christian literature. Edward Walford wrote in Old and New London: Volume 6 (1878) quoting an article from the Times regarding one of Spurgeon’s meetings at Surrey: “Fancy a congregation consisting of 10,000 souls, streaming into the hall, mounting the galleries, humming, buzzing, and swarming—a mighty hive of bees—eager to secure at first the best places, and, at last, any place at all. After waiting more than half an hour—for if you wish to have a seat you must be there at least that space of time in advance—Mr. Spurgeon ascended his tribune. To the hum, and rush, and trampling of men, succeeded a low, concentrated thrill and murmur of devotion, which seemed to run at once, like an electric current, through the breast of every one present, and by this magnetic chain the preacher held us fast bound for about two hours. It is not my purpose to give a summary of his discourse. It is enough to say of his voice, that its power and volume are sufficient to reach every one in that vast assembly; of his language, that it is neither high-flown nor homely; of his style, that it is at times familiar, at times declamatory, but always happy, and often eloquent; of his doctrine, that neither the 'Calvinist' nor the 'Baptist' appears in the forefront of the battle which is waged by Mr. Spurgeon with relentless animosity, and with Gospel weapons, against irreligion, cant, hypocrisy, pride, and those secret bosom-sins which so easily beset a man in daily life; and to sum up all in a word, it is enough to say of the man himself, that he impresses you with a perfect conviction of his sincerity.” More than a hundred years after his death, Charles Spurgeon’s legacy continues to effectively inspire the church around the world. For this reason, Delmarva Publications has chosen to republish the complete works of Charles Spurgeon.
Fiction

I Never Knew How Much My Father Loved Me...

Author: Richard W.D. Ganton

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 490

View: 830

From football to theology, from gang warfare to romance, I Never Knew How Much My Father Loved Me has something for everyone. Richard Ganton has created a cast of characters and a series of events that will engage, entertain, and challenge readers to consider their own biases and prejudices. John Jeremiah is a seven-foot-tall gentle giant studying for the ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary. The son of a pro-football player, he has a big reputation to live up to. At the same time, he’s a deep thinker and genuinely caring man, and he quickly becomes the de facto chaplain of his residence, dealing with issues in creative yet effective ways. He carries his own burdens, however, birthed from an accident on the football field that saw his best friend injured and subsequently confined to a wheelchair. John carries this “demon” with him into the ministry, where he also confronts new challenges. Mr. Ganton provides his audience with a look into prejudice in the church when John, a Black man, takes a position with a White congregation in Atlanta as the college and careers pastor. Although he meets with resistance, he thrives, and in time he takes on the gangs of the city with the love of God. Finding love for himself in the process, John allows God to mold him and refine him for His purposes. An inspiring and moving novel that will touch the hearts of readers and affirm to them the overwhelming mercy and love of their creator.
Religion

For Those of Us Waiting on That Day!

Author: Ann Dillon

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 380

View: 855

Anyone that has had a loved one go home knows the pain and sorrow that can overwhelm them. The loss of a loved one can send you into a deep abyss of pain and sorrow. Do you wonder where your loved one is? What is he or she doing? What is Heaven like? How do you find comfort in the pain? Where is God when it hurts? This book was written as the author found herself asking the same questions when, while still grieving the loss of her dad, her strong, healthy husband had a sudden heart attack. On November 2, 2011, her husband of thirty-eight years was called home to heaven. Trying to hold on to her faith while reeling from shock and grief, she threw herself into studying Gods Word and holding on to her faith while she tried to seek answers and comfort. Being unable to find a devotional that was specifically for grieving Christians lead her to write her first book. You will find comfort and assurance that you will be reunited with your loved one in the scripturally based devotions as you read what God has laid on her heart. Ann gives you a daily devotional that helps you focus on heaven, Gods sovereignty and everlasting love, eternity, and that glorious day we will be reunited with our loved ones, and help you find comfort and an eternal perspective as you wait on that day.