This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... find something to his liking. The lecturers have included some of the most prominent men and women of the country, among them ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... find something to his liking. The lecturers have included some of the most prominent men and women of the country, among them being ex-Presidents of the United States, Governors of states, ex-members of Presidential Cabinets, and leading educators and writers. No matter what the entertainment is, however, the true mission of the church is never forgotten--that mission which its pastor so earnestly often says is "not to entertain people. The church's only thought should be to turn the hearts of men to God." "We are often criticised as a church," said Doctor Conwell in an address, "by persons who do not understand the purposes or spirit of our work. They say, 'You have a great many entertainments and socials, and the church is in danger of going over to the world.' Ah, yes; the old hermits went away and hid themselves in the rocks and caves and lived on the scantiest food and 'Kept away from the world.' They were separate from the world. They were in no danger of 'going over to the world.' They had hidden themselves far away from men. And so it is in some churches where--through coldness and forgetfulness of Christ's purpose, of Christ's sacrifice, and the purpose for which the church was instituted--they withdraw themselves so far from the world that they cannot save a drowning man when he is in sight; they cannot reach down to him because the distance is too great and the life line is too short. "Where are the unchurched masses of Philadelphia today? Why are they not in the churches at this hour? Because the church is so far away. The difference that is found between the church which saves and that which does not is found in the fact that the latter holds to the Pharisaical profession that the church must keep itself aloof from the people--yes, ...Read Less
Very Good. Book includes the famous sermon, "Acres of Diamonds". Original copyright of book is 1917. This edition has a beautiful cover with decorative gilt embossing. Very, very little evidence of shelf wear. 17 illustrative pages including pictures of Baptist Temple and Temple University.
Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 8vo 438 pp; Fore edges are soiled and foxed, pages are toned, previous owner's inscription on front endpage. Decorative boards are clean and bright. DJ is soiled and worn. Binding is tight. Dust jacket protected in clear Brodart cover.; Always Delivery Confirmation. 35 Years Fast Excellent Service. We Know How To Pack Books.
Very good. John C. Winston Co., Philadelphia, PA, 1917. 1st Edition, VG, Hard Cover, Size=5.5"x7.5", 438pgs(Apndx). Top page ends dull, very faint dust foxing specks on fore-edge page ends, endpapers, o.w. clean, tight & bright. No ink names, bookplates, etc. Text in Fine condition. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
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