A Serious Call to a Devout & Holy Life

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Bridge Logos Foundation, Jan 1, 2008 - Religion - 367 pages
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A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life is new to our best-selling, expanding Pure Gold Classics collection. This inspirational classic has cross-denominational appeal. It includes a CD and also a color timeline.
  

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A strong challenge to modern "spirituality"

User Review  - David Gough - Christianbook.com

It is difficult to know just how to characterize the theology of William Law. Indeed, it seems to have evolved throughout his lifetime. A defrocked Episcopalian minister, he later wielded influence on ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stormrev1 - LibraryThing

A refreshingly vivid illustration of a life lived wholly for God in all aspects, including work, finances, relationships, worship and prayer. This book deals with practical ways to revolutionize one’s ... Read full review

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Contents

Concerning the nature and extent of Christian devotion
5
An inquiry into the reason why the majority of Christians fall so far short of the holiness and devotion of Christianity
17
Of the great danger and folly of not intending to be as distinguished and exemplary as we can in the practice of all Christian virtues
27
There is no state or employment of life in which we can please God unless we intend to devote it all to the honor and glory of Jesus Christ
39
People that are free from the necessity of daily labor and employments are to consider themselves as devoted to God in a higher degree
55
Containing the great obligations and the great advantages of making a wise and religious use of our estates possessions and fortunes money
65
How the unwise use of an estate corrupts all the temperaments of the mind and fills the heart with empty and ridiculous passions throughout the whol...
75
How the wise and pious use of an estate naturally carries us to great perfection in all the virtues of the Christian life This is represented in the characte...
83
Recommending devotions at nine oclock in the morning called in Scripture the third hour of the day Mark 1525 The prayer of humility
201
Showing how difficult the practice of humility is because of the general spirit and temperament of the world How Christianity requires us to live cont...
213
Letter of a father governing the education of his children represented in the character of Paternus
225
Letter of a mother governing the education of her children represented in the character of Eusebia
241
Recommending devotion at twelve oclock called in Scripture the sixth hour of the day This frequency of devotion equally desirable by all orders of ...
263
Of the necessity and benefit of intercession considered as an exercise of universal love as prayed at the noon hour How all orders of men are to pray ...
279
Recommending devotion at three oclock called in Scripture the ninth hour of the day The subject of prayer at this hour is resignation to the divine pl...
299
Of evening prayer Of the nature and necessity of examination How we are to be particular in the confession of all our sins How we are to fill our min...
313

Containing some reflections upon the life of Miranda and showing how it may and ought to be imitated by all of her sex
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Showing how all men and women of all ages are obliged to devote themselves unto God
107
Showing how great devotion fills our lives with the greatest peace and happiness that can be enjoyed in this world
125
The happiness of a life wholly devoted to God is further proved from the vanity sensuality and ridiculously poor enjoyments that those who live acc...
143
Not only a life of vanity or sensuality but even the most regular kind of life that is not governed by great devotion sufficiently shows its miseries and ...
157
Concerning that part of devotion that relates to a place of prayer How to improve our forms of prayer How to increase the spirit of devotion Method ...
171
Of chanting or singing of psalms in our private devotions Of the excellency and benefit of this kind of devotion Of the great effects it has upon our h...
183
THE CONCLUSION Of the excellency and greatness of a devout spirit
329
STUDY GUIDE
343
GLOSSARY
351
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX
355
SCRIPTURE INDEX
357
INDEX
361
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About the author (2008)

William Law was one of the great clerics and educators of the Church of England. He was educated at Cambridge, eventually taking a teaching position there in addition to being ordained in the Church of England. The best known and most popular of the books he wrote was "A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life.

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