Book Notices -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 119:474 (Apr 1962)
Article: Book Notices
Author: Anonymous

Book Notices

Beside The Still Waters. By N. A. Woychuk, editor. Miracle Press, St. Louis, Missouri, 1960. 361 pp. $2.50.

This is a different type of devotional book designed to instruct as well as inspire. Each of twelve authors presents daily meditations for one month from a given book of Scripture. Books included are Genesis, Proverbs, Luke, John, Acts, Romans, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, Hebrews and 1 John. Authors include N. A. Woychuk, R. J. Andrus, J. H. Goddard, J. A. Witmer, G. W. Linhart, E. R. Cole, J. B. Crichton, D. B. MacCorkle, and others.

The volume will serve, if properly used, not only to warm the heart but also to challenge the mind. It is certain to stimulate in the reader an increased desire to study the Word of God itself and to apply its truths in daily experience.

D. K. Campbell

To The Golden Shore. By Courtney Anderson. Doubleday and Company, Inc., Garden City, N.Y., 1961. 520 pp. $1.45.

Few Christian lives have more pathos and sufferings together with pioneer spirit than the first American missionary, Adoniram Judson. A free lance writer, Courtney Anderson, M.A., has retold this magnificent life of sacrifice with simple epic, moving narrative, clarity, and heart rending emotion. Was this waste or the will of God? Were all hours spent in translation and tract writing profitable? Why all the hours, even days of racking disease, prison incarceration, and separation from beloved Christian surrounding of Malden and Plymouth?

Every Christian should read and reread the warming, instructive story of the great Judson, the Abraham of American missions. He spent and was spent in Burma before his body was lowered into the dark waters of the Bay of Bengal in 1850.

A great life, a great message. No·Christian should miss the blessings of reading again the saga of this saint, an epoch-making example—truly a rough and pilgrim voyage before reaching God’s Golden Shore.

G. W. Dollar

Philadelphia Unitarianism, 1796-1861. By Elizabeth M. Geffen. University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 1961. 323 pp. $6.00.

The City of Philadelphia has had many honors. A dubious one is that it was the scene of the establishment of the first Unitarian church in this country. The first half century of the history of this church which was founded in 1796 is told in the pages of this work. A great deal of attention is given to its outstanding minister, Rev. W. H. Furness, and the influence which he had on the social, political, and cultural life not only of Philadelphia but of the middle st...

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