A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life (Google eBook)

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Sovereign Grace Publishers,, Oct 1, 2001 - Religion - 172 pages
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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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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

Nature and Extent of Christian Devotion
1
Why Most Christians Fall Short of True Christianity
6
The Dangers of Not Practicing Christian Values
10
Doing All To The honor and Glory of God
16
Great Spiritual Devotion is Expected from Persons with Much Free Time
24
Making Wise Use of Our Fortunes
28
Flavia A Woman Corrupted by the Unwise Use of Wealth
33
Miranda A Faithful Steward Blessed by Wise Use of Her Wealth
37
How To Improve Your Prayer Life
79
Advantages and Methods of Singing as Part of Our Devotions
89
Humility In Prayer
97
Difficulties of Practicing Humility
103
Well Educated Men Have Difficulty Being HumblePaternus an Example
109
Eusebia An Example of a Well Educated Woman
116
Recommending Prayer for Universal Love at Noontime
126
The Necessity and Benefits of Prayer
136

Miranda A Good Example for All Woman
42
Men and Woman of all Walks of Life Should Devote Themselves to God
49
Supreme Peace and happiness Results From Devotion to God
57
World Happiness Contrasted with True Happiness
65
A Good Life Without Christ is Vanity
72
Praying for Submission to Gods WillRecommended at 300 PM
145
Praying for Confessions of Our SinsRecommended at 600 PM
151
Conclusion The Excellency and Greatness of a Devout Spirit
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Page 12 - I count not myself to have apprehended ; but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth to those things which are before, I press toward the mark, for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

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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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