“I entreat you to read this little paper calmly from beginning to end. To read it thoughtfully, without prejudice, and undisturbed by the outcry made by people who are either deceivers themselves or deceived.”
“I beg you to read it attentively and honestly, and to judge if its contents are logical, based on sound judgment, and deeply rooted in that Rock on which Moses stood when he beheld the glory of God.
“What is this book? Its Hebrew name is הברית ההדשה (Heb’rith Hechedasha) or the New Covenant. It is a collection of twenty-seven writings, biographic, historic, prophetic, and a number of personal letters. Its authors, with but one exception, were Jews; the Hero around whom the whole book centers, was a ‘Jew of Jews.’ Yet, notwithstanding this racial background, it has been regarded of such value as to warrant its translation into some 900 different languages and dialects, a thing that cannot be said of any other book.
“Sweet First Fruits is a delightful story primarily designed to give scope and opportunity for presenting to the Muslim reader the proofs of the Christian faith, the purity and genuineness of our Bible, its attestation by the Koran, and the consequent obligation on Muslims to obey its precepts. The argument is developed, in the dialectic style, between a party of Christian converts and their former companions.
”…The Muslim world has never, since the rise of Islam, had an appeal made to it under more favorable circumstances, nor one more likely to ensure respect, if not force conviction.
“[Dr Schmauk] ranks as one of the ablest and most consistent defenders of the Lutheran faith. His catholicity of spirit enabled him to put himself in the place of his opponent and see things from the latter’s point of view…And yet he never swerved from the strong conservative position he always took by making weak or compromising concessions.
Lutheranism clings to God’s Written Word. Her motto is the Word of God, the whole Word of God, and nothing but the Word of God, not as a prescriptive letter, but as the power of God unto salvation.
“The Life of Dr. Passavant should have been given to the Church at least a decade ago.
“In the lives of God’s eminent children we have most useful and delightful information for the mind, inspiration for the spirit, braces for our faith, stimuli for our hope and most effective incentives for our love. Such lives are lived for others. They are not over when those who lived them are gone, but being dead they yet speak.
William Tisdall was an expert in Islam and the Koran, and fluent in Arabic, Persian, and other languages. One of his most valuable books is Islamic Objections to Christianity, which will be re-released later this year by The Lutheran Library.
Table of Contents Some Men Know God The Influence of Islam on Hearts and Lives Download the eBook Some Men Know God ”‘Some men know God,’ said a Muslim friend of mine, who had knelt weeping with me to pray to God for light and peace — ‘some men know God in a way that I do not know Him, though I have long sought for Him.
“Was it not Sir Walter Scott who said, ‘I hate to love a dog, he lives so short a life?’ Yet Sir Walter did love dogs with rare devotion, as the traditions of Abbotsford, as well as much that he himself has written, affirm.
Table of Contents Jack London’s Call of the Wild From the Introduction Contents (172 pages) About the Author – Egerton R. Young Download the eBook Jack London’s Call of the Wild My Dogs in the Northland (1902) was used as source material by the author Jack London for his novel “The Call of the Wild_ (1903).
Table of Contents The Cyclone Church The Blizzard Baby Contents Download the eBook The Cyclone Church “Cyclones are very common in Dakota. I witnessed a cyclone when I was about 15 miles from shelter of any kind – out in the open prairie. When the first hail began to come down I hurriedly unhitched the ponies and let them go wherever their instinct directed them. I took down the top of the buggy and piled stones in the buggy to weight it down, then I wrapped myself from head to foot in a blanket.
“A single congregation can sustain an entire mission. There is no grander spectacle in the history of the whole Church, than this noble work of that one congregation of plain peasant Lutherans at Hermansburg…
Table of Contents The Foreign Mission Work of Pastor Louis Harms and the Congregation at Hermansburg The Work of Missions Download the eBook The Foreign Mission Work of Pastor Louis Harms and the Congregation at Hermansburg “Louis Harms was the beloved pastor of a plain, but pious congregation.
“As one travels up and down the Berbice River there are two things that grow upon him. The first is an ever increasing appreciation of the beauty of that tropical stream, while the second is a knowledge of the vileness of degraded man. Neither the beauty nor the vileness are at first so evident. Both are revealed only upon close acquaintance.”
Table of Contents British Guiana Contents Download the eBook British Guiana White subtitles his book, “An historical sketch of the Lutheran Church in British Guiana, with observations and experiences of the Missionary of the United Lutheran Church in that land.