A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life

A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life

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A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life by William Law

This examination of the Christian life constitutes one of the most remarkable books of devotion ever written. William Law's book dates from 1728, a decade before England's great evangelical revival, during which it exercised a significant influence on the movement's leaders. A Serious Call has been praised by readers as varied as Samuel Johnson, Edward Gibbon, and John Wesley. "If Mr. Law finds a spark of piety in a reader's mind, he will soon kindle it into a flame," declared Gibbon, and Wesley pronounced Law's work as one of the books that formed his "explicit resolve to be all devoted to God."
Three hundred years after its initial publication, this volume continues to win accolades from modern readers who appreciate its guidelines on prayer, personal holiness, and charity. Simple but profound, it features brief chapters that make it particularly suitable for daily devotions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486498003
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 02/20/2013
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

William Law (1686–1761) was educated at Cambridge, took a teaching position there, and was also ordained in the Church of England. He lost his access to university venues and the parish ministry when he was unable to swear allegiance to the Hanoverian dynasty that replaced the Stuarts as the rulers of Great Britain. Although forbidden the use of pulpit and lecture hall, he preached through his books, including Christian Perfection, The Grounds and Reasons of Christian Regeneration, Spirit of Prayer, and Spirit of Love

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Jeremy Bone More than 1 year ago
Far too many typographical errors to bother muddling through.
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