Facts of the Matter

A weekly letter of encouragement and challenge to business and professional men and women
Wednesday, February 14, 2001
Dear Colleagues,


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Good Morning!

“My son, make books your companions and make your book cases and shelves your groves and pleasure gardens.  Graze in their beds and cull their flowers…and if your soul grows weary and exhausted, move from garden to garden and from flower bed to flower bed…For then your will shall be restored and your spirit will become beautiful.” +

The following Christian Classics are unsurpassed in their spiritual depth of insight for the hungering soul:

If by Amy Carmichael: Writings on the meaning of the cross.

The Saving Life of Christ by W. Ian Thomas: Help to allow the life of Christ to live through us.

Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton: Pithy insights on Christian truth in contemporary society.

Pensees by Blaise Pascal: Apologetics of the faith; profound and searching aphorisms.

The Mind of the Maker by Dorothy Sawyers: Provocative.  Penetrating. Tightly packaged insights on philosophy, psychology, and how our lives parallel the Trinity.

The Silver Lining by John Henry Jowell: A British pastor from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.  Strong on grace, Jowell catches the mystery, beauty and strength of Christ.

Christian Classics in Modern English – Harold Shaw – Publisher: This is a collection of three influential classic writers in modern English:  “Practicing the Presence of God” by Brother Lawrence, “The Imitation of Christ” by Thomas a` Kempis, and “The Confessions of St. Augustine” by Augustine.

The Early Christians In Their Own Words by Eberhard Arnold: A compilation of documents from the first two centuries following Christ’s crucifixion.  Writers include Poluycarp, Pliny, Justin, and others.

Invitation to the Classics  by Louise Cowan and Os Guinnes:  Surveys the most important contributions to Western literature from the time of the Greeks to the present.

C. S. Lewis and Francis Schaffer by Scott Burson and Jerry Walls: Focuses on their legacy, and thinking on critical issues such as biblical authority, God’s sovereignty, apologetics, etc.

 Devotional Classics edited by Richard Foster and James B. Smith: 52 devotional excerpts from Christian writers through the centuries; writers include Jonothan Edwards, Henri Nouwen, Augustine and others.


My prayer is that you are having a great week!

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