Best Sermons Ever

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Christopher Howse
A&C Black, Feb 1, 2003 - Religion - 224 pages
In this inspiring and thought-provoking collection, Christopher Howse has selected sermons all exemplary works in their own right which range in temper from hell-fire to profound spiritual comfort. John Donne preaches on the Holy Spirit, Jonathan Swift on sleeping in church, Jonathan Edwards on the anger of God, and Martin Luther King, Jr. on his dream of the promised land.Some sermons are familiar, as are many of the authors, but this book is also packed with surprises including remarkable sermons by John Wesley, Laurence Sterne, and Sydney Smith.Drawn from all Christian traditions, each sermon is introduced by a short note on the preacher and his or her time, and a contemporary prayer is added at the end.This unique book will edify, delight, and amuse. It is of quite exceptional historic interest.
 

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Contents

The end in view St Ignatius
3
Prayer for the Virgins intercession fourth century
10
Night prayer Alcuin
18
Watch over me St Dunstan
26
Prayer of giving St Francis of Assisi
34
Patience works St Teresa of Avila
43
Morning prayer Lancelot Andrewes
57
The call George Herbert
78
Melancholy Christopher Smart
107
A prayer found in Mrs Chapones handwriting after
125
A prayer that may be daily said by a woman in
135
Hymn Charles Wesley
142
Gunpowder treason John Keble
154
The Blessed Sacrament Gerard Manley Hopkins
162
Jesus Mother Teresa
177
Prayer for murderers Bishop DehqaniTafti
190

Prayer Book of Common Prayer
86
Prayer after sentence of death
95

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About the author (2003)

Christopher Howse is an assistant editor of The Daily Telegraph and a regular contributor to The Spectator and The Tablet. Among his bestselling books for Continuum are Prayers for This Life (2005) and The Assurance of Hope (2006). He is the author of How We Saw It: 150 years of The Daily Telegraph (2004).

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