The Westminster Collection of Christian Quotations: Over 5,000 Quotations Arranged by Theme

The Westminster Collection of Christian Quotations: Over 5,000 Quotations Arranged by Theme

by Martin H. Manser
     
 

This absorbing anthology includes famous and insightful sayings from all the major figures in Christian history, as well as from the Bible itself. Its simple alphabetical arrangement, along with its helpful index of key words, make it easy to find the right quotation for a particular need or occasion. This volume is an ideal companion for every stage of the

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This absorbing anthology includes famous and insightful sayings from all the major figures in Christian history, as well as from the Bible itself. Its simple alphabetical arrangement, along with its helpful index of key words, make it easy to find the right quotation for a particular need or occasion. This volume is an ideal companion for every stage of the spiritual journey.

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Complementing John Bartlett's more general Familiar Quotations, these two affordable quotation books focus on Christian themes but with a difference. While Castle concentrates on quotes from authors such as T.S. Eliot, Jean-Pierre Camus, G.K. Chesterson, St. Francis de Sales, and Pope John XXIII, Manser focuses on biblical quotations. There is some duplication between the two books but minimal duplication with Bartlett. Both books include brief biographical information about the individuals quoted, with Castle providing two to 12 sentences per person and Manser giving just name, birth and death dates, and a descriptive phrase. But unlike Bartlett's, neither book gives the title of the work in which a quote appears, identifying the author only. Castle provides an index to quotations organized by author, while Manser includes both an author index and an index of biblical sources. Quotations in both books range from the Bible to Mother Theresa, Barbara Bush, Dallas Willard, and Martin Luther King Jr. Offering 400 and 600-plus quotes, respectively, these easy-to-use but somewhat specialized books would probably appeal to those needing immediate access to religious or Christian quotations who don't want to spend the time looking through the Bible, using a concordance, or paging through Bartlett's. Libraries with a heavy demand for such material may want to add one of these books to their collections. Laurie Selwyn, San Antonio P.L., TX Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664222581
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

Martin Manser is a professional compiler of reference works and dictionaries. He has compiled or edited approximately 150 books.

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