A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life

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Cosimo, Inc., 2007 - 360 ˹
Written by William Law in 1728, A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life was a powerful work of its time, greatly influencing radical religious leaders including Charles Wesley, a leader of the Methodists, and Henry Venn, a founder of the evangelical Clapham Sect of Anglicans.In A Serious Call, Law argues that devotion must be an omnipresent fixture in every Christian's life. One cannot affect devotion during times of prayer and then forget about it during times of common activity. In essence, he suggests that all aspects of one's life become a kind of prayer, undertaken with the serious attention and regard for God that is often saved only for church attendance.Anyone interested in improving his or her relationship with God will find this an informative and supportive read.English clergyman WILLIAM LAW (1686-1761) was ordained at Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1711 and wrote a number of books, including The Grounds and Reasons of the Christian Regeneration (1731), The Way to Divine Knowledge (1752), and Appeal to all that Doubt and Disbelieve the Truths of Revelation (1740).
 

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Ԩóҡ  - booksontrial - LibraryThing

William Law in this work reminds me of Leo Tolstoy in his late writings. Both of them write with a limpid style, both make moral arguments that are undeniably logical and rational, both make severe ... ҹԴ繩Ѻ

Ԩóҡ  - Tuty - Christianbook.com

This reading is beyond my expectations. It stimulates to give thoughts to issues that you would otherwise consider trivial. A little leaven leavens the whole lump. Stirs hunger and thirst to go deeper into God. ҹԴ繩Ѻ

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˹ 16 - When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompense be made thee. But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: and thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

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