THINGS THAT MATTER: The Best of the Writings of Bishop Brent by Frederick W.- Ed. Kates

THINGS THAT MATTER: The Best of the Writings of Bishop Brent

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In recent years it has been the custom of the Presiding Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church to select a book to be recommended to the clergy and laity of that Church for Lenten reading. This year the Presiding Bishop's book for Lent brings to the attention of this generation of Episcopalians the life and work and message of one of the great Christian leaders of the past generation, Bishop Charles Henry Brent, who died in 1929. It is a happy selection, for we need today to recall to mind this great personality and his major interests: the personal devotional life, world missions, world peace and Church unity. Included in the volume is a brief biographical sketch of Bishop Brent, one of his last pastoral letters to the clergy and laity of his diocese, and excerpts from his writings, of which those dealing with prayer and the devotional life are especially inspiring. This is a devotional book which should have a much wider circulation than among the Episcopalians for whom it is intended.

Publisher: Harper