A Stranger Here is the biography of a nameless woman, who, alone in the world, comes to find Christ—and an inward peacefulness—despite her harsh surroundings. A tale of true inspiration, this woman’s journey is as moving as it is timeless.
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- Discusses the trials and joys of the anonymous’ life with Christ
- Provides excerpts from various letters and diary entries
Praise for the Print Edition
While there is nothing in this book to attract the eye of the worldling by its glare, it is replete with the glorious spectacle of ‘pure and undefiled religion.’
—The Quarterly Review of the Methodist Episcopal Church
This little volume, as its title would indicate, is a simple record of the spiritual life and exercises of one of the most lovely characters we have ever known. It places before us, in such a manner too, as to make it vividly interesting, the progress of a child of God from a state of spiritual darkness and entire devotion to the pleasures of this vain world, through many varying scenes of alternate doubt and hope, light and darkness, conflict and peace, to the full assurance of faith, and to a lively hope in the Lord Jesus Christ.
—The Evangelical Repository
- Title: A Stranger Here
- Author: Horatius Bonar
- Publisher: J. Nisbet & Co.
- Publication Date: 1853
- Pages: 411
About Horatius Bonar
Horatius Bonar was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, in a family with a long history of ministry in the Church of Scotland. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 1838 (where he studied under Dr. Thomas Chalmers), Bonar was ordained and became pastor of the North Parish, Kelso, where he remained for 28 years. He joined the Free Church of Scotland after “the Great Disruption” of 1843, and in 1853 he earned a doctor of divinity degree from the University of Aberdeen. In 1867, he took over ministry duties at Chalmers Memorial Church in Edinburgh, and in 1883 he was elected Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. A prolific author, he wrote and edited numerous books, biographies, articles, poems, tracts, and over 600 hymns. Horatius Bonar died on May 31, 1889.