A Voice in the Wilderness

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David C Cook, 2000 - Religion - 285 pages
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A Voice in the Wildernessincludes some of Joseph Bayly's most remembered work as well as lesser known selections. His gift for afflicting the comfortable is evident as he prods comfortable Christians in his "Out of My Mind" columns; the parables, including "How Silently, How Silently"; and the last sermon he preached, "Is Holiness Possible Today?" Equally powerful are his words that comfort the afflicted, including "When a Child Dies", and selections from The Last Thing We Talk About.

Whether you've loved Joe Bayly's work for decades, or you're new to his writing, you'll find each selection as searching, timely, and fresh as when it was written--often ahead of its time.

"Joe Bayly was my mentor and role model as a writer, thinker, and Christian. His influence--through his stories and his life (I especially remember Easter sunrise services in the Bayly backyard with our singles group)--continues to keep me determined to be utterly realistic and resolutely redemptive.- Marshall Shelly, Vice President of Editorial, Christianity Today, Inc.

"If I could ad one name to the list of heroes in Hebrews 11, it would be Joe Bayly's. This book will remind you of what it means for a man to hold to a faith that everyone around him knows is the real thing."- Joel Belz, CEO, World Magazine and God's World Publications

 

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Contents

I Saw Gooley Fly
13
Ceiling Zero
17
I Saw Gooley Crash
22
Rehoboams Gold Shields
27
Protest Until Pizza
29
Black Gold
33
Still Small Roar
43
How Shall We Remember John?
47
If We Could Rewrite the Bible
188
Revise Our Sexist Scriptures?
190
Why Dont Sinners Cry Anymore?
193
Power of Providential Praying
195
Bloodthirsty or Biblical?
198
Empty Calories
202
New FigLeaf Dictionary
204
One Sages Testament
208

The Gospel Blimp
50
I Love to Tell the Story
90
How Silently How Silently
131
Christmas Voices
143
With a Warning from Esau
148
Out of My Mind
152
Is Every New Bible Version a Blessing?
154
Lord Raise Up a Negro Prophet
156
Beauty Out of Cinders
158
Hush Hush about Morality
161
The TruthBut Not The Whole Truth
163
The Teaching We Have Neglected
166
Oh for the Good Old Days
168
Is There a Parallel Between Infant Baptism and Early Decisions for Jesus?
170
The Missing Ingredient in the New Bibles
171
Are We Undermining Authority?
174
Does Christian Coffee Save Men?
176
High Price of TV
179
Raison d tre
181
Wrong Fences
184
Womens Lib and the Bible
186
Unlikely American Hero
213
The Birth of an Ethic
214
Who Are We to Judge?
217
Our Reich of Indifference
220
The End of an Era
222
Rome Fell While Moralists Slept
228
Comforting the Afflicted
233
When a Child Dies
235
The Last Thing WeTalk About
241
Deaths True Colors
243
Why Would a Kind God ?
245
Two Kinds of Death
248
Death Be Not Proud
251
A Psalm on the Death of an EighteenYearOld Son
254
Heaven
256
Severity and Goodness of God
265
Ordination Charge
269
Index
271
Acknowledgments
285
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In July 1986, Joseph Bayly joined three sons who have preceded him in death, leaving behind his wife of forty-three years, May Lou, and four children involved in Christian service. Joe will be remembered as a man of insight and wit, a man keenly sensitive both to the law of God and the
weakness of man.

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