A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life

A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life

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by William Law
     
 

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"A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life" contains weighty and weighty material about Christian living. In this classic Christian book, Law challenges the reader to respond to his "serious call" (and he was very serious when he wrote it) to devout living. The author makes a very solid case for this approach to Christian living for two main reasons. First, he is dead

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"A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life" contains weighty and weighty material about Christian living. In this classic Christian book, Law challenges the reader to respond to his "serious call" (and he was very serious when he wrote it) to devout living. The author makes a very solid case for this approach to Christian living for two main reasons. First, he is dead right about most topics he covers. His main point is that many Christians take for granted what God has done for us. There is no higher call than to love and serve Him. Yet we do not place as much value on spending time in devotion (prayer, reading scripture, praising, worshiping, serving) to God as we should. Instead we lived unbalanced lives in which God has a secondary role, instead being the primary focus of our existence. William Law's message is as relevant today, if not more so, than when it was written. We live in a day were modesty and pious living are completely ignored. This refreshing book calls Christians to a much higher standard, admonishing them not to crave the things of this world. This is always a struggle, particularly for those living in the overabundance of America. Law's book helps readers regain a more proper perspective on the importance of living for God (and what that means) versus living for the world. Still read widely today (it has been mentioned in a sermon by Jack Hayford and many other ministers), it comes highly recommended to any Christian looking for a well written resource about living a life devoted to God. Law provides a lot of deep thought about the subject, and practical ways to try and live it out. At times, he may seem a bit legalistic to some readers, but overall overall he is on the mark with the approach and logic for his "serious call".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014466233
Publisher:
Feather Trail LLC
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
316
File size:
427 KB

Meet the Author

William Law (1686-1761), English cleric and theological writer, was born at Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire. In addition to A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life (1728), Law wrote A Practical Treatise Upon Christian Perfection (1726), which deeply influenced the chief actors in the great Evangelical revival. John and Charles Wesley, George Whitefield, Henry Venn, Thomas Scott, and Thomas Adam all express their deep obligation to the author. The Serious Call also affected others deeply. Samuel Johnson, Gibbon, Lord Lyttelton and Bishop Home all spoke enthusiastically of its merits; and it is still the only work by which its author is popularly known. It has high merits of style, being lucid and pointed to a degree. In a tract entitled The Absolute Unlawfulness of Stage Entertainments (1726) Law was tempted by the corruptions of the stage of the period to use unreasonable language, and incurred some effective criticism from John Dennis in The Stage Defended.

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A Serious Call To A Devout And Holy Life 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Jeremy Bone More than 1 year ago
Far too many typographical errors to bother muddling through.
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