Book Notices -- By: Anonymous

Journal: Bibliotheca Sacra
Volume: BSAC 119:476 (Oct 1962)
Article: Book Notices
Author: Anonymous


Book Notices

Light The Dark Streets. By C. Kilmer Myers. Doubleday and Company, Inc., New York, 1957. 149 pp. $.95.

All too little Christian work is being done in the multiracial ghetto of folks who live on New York’s lower East Side. The place teems with problems of such intensity and magnitude as to nauseate the tender and the Christian. Sexual laxities, unwholesome language, gang life, street fighting, hoodlumism, and binges with dope and drink make this a spiritual cesspool. This little paperback introduces us to this sordid mess and the work done there by an Episcopal missionary. We would agree that the message taken to these people was theologically thin, evangelically questionable—indeed Christian truths have been reduced to beatnik language. The value of the book is that it clearly points out an area at the heart of American life where the gospel has not gone.

G. W. Dollar

The Journal Of John Wesley. Edited by Percy Livingstone Parker. Moody Press, Chicago. 419 pp. $1.29.

Christians of two centuries have revered the memory and the ministry of one of England’s greatest Christian souls, John Wesley. His journal is a diary of a great soldier of the cross for his was a heart that God used and a voice that God amplified to arouse and awaken a nation. This five-foot-five grand itinerant was indeed the evangelist of the long, long road, the time-honored disciple of the Lord. Through storms and difficulties, he traveled for half a century and in this paperback reprint one can relive those tremendous days of the eighteenth century, days in which God used Wesley for the salvation of thousands and the deliverance of a nation from the catastrophes of revolution. Every preacher and Christian worker will find his own heart warmed as he reads this diary of one whose heart was intensely warmed by the love of God.

G. W. Dollar

Five English Martyrs. By J. C. Ryle. Moody Press, Chicago. 191 pp. $.59.

American Christians are slow to realize the atrocities and bloodthirsty acts of some of the leaders

of Rome in years gone by. In this paperback reprint of a great English bishop, we read the account of five of the two hundred and eighty-eight Protestant martyrs who died during the reign of Bloody Mary of England from 1553 to 1558. As one reads one is incensed by the inhumanities, the Satan-inspired motives, and the diabolical means employed by this English queen and the Roman Church which must take full blame in sending to death some of the finest Christians of the realm. These martyrs had only one sin; they refused to believe in a sacrificial mass and Rome has not an...

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