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The Heart in Pilgrimage: A Treasury of Classic Devotionals on the Christian Life

, 2022
ISBN: 9781433577796
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Christians throughout the ages have written devotionals as a way to bend their souls toward God and teach about him, communicating rich truths and encouraging readers to grow in grace and godliness. In this collection of 50 devotionals and creeds by figures such as Augustine, John Calvin, and Nathaniel Hawthorne, literary expert Leland Ryken introduces readers to insightful selections of their classic writings. Each entry contains a devotional passage from a historical figure, analysis by Ryken, and a concluding Bible passage to help readers understand and appreciate the literary beauty and spiritual truths they contain. Literary-inclined readers and first-time devotional readers alike will relish this one-of-a-kind anthology carefully compiled to help them encounter God in fresh ways.

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  • Helps believers to encounter God in fresh ways
  • Introduces readers to insightful selections of classic writings
  • Presents 50 devotionals and creeds by figures such as Augustine, John Calvin, and Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Augustine on Finding Rest for Our Restless Heart
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins on Jesus as Our Hero
  • Florence Nightingale’s Exhortation to Christlike Living
  • John Donne on For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • George Washington Carver on Communing with God through Nature
  • Martin Luther’s Preface to Galatians
  • Andrew Murray on Waiting on God
  • The Westminster and Heidelberg Catechisms on the Foundational Principles of the Christian Life
  • Thomas à Kempis on the Imitation of Christ
  • Two Prayers of Samuel Johnson
  • John Henry Newman on Jesus Our Guide and Guardian
  • The Bidding Prayer from Lessons and Carols
  • John Calvin on True and Substantial Wisdom
  • The Apostles’ Creed on What Christians Believe
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe on Following the Steps of the Master
  • William Law’s Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life
  • Brother Lawrence on Practicing the Presence of God
  • Richard Baxter on the Saints’ Everlasting Rest
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge on What Makes the Bible the Greatest Book
  • Jeremy Taylor on Holy Living
  • Jonathan Edwards on Earthly and Divine Beauty
  • The Morning Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer
  • Reflections on the Supreme Loveliness of Christ
  • Bernard of Clairvaux on Loving God
  • Jeremiah Burroughs on the Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne on Nature as God’s Signpost
  • Blaise Pascal’s Thoughts on the Mission and Greatness of Jesus
  • Jeremy Taylor on Holy Dying
  • William Bradford on Trusting and Praising God in Extremity
  • Jane Austen’s Evening Prayer
  • The Geneva Bible and King James Version on What the Bible Means to a Believer
  • John Wesley on the Almost Christian
  • Martin Luther on the Estate of Marriage
  • John Donne on Death as a Welcome Sleep
  • Morning and Evening with Charles Spurgeon
  • John Flavel on the Mystery of Providence
  • George MacDonald on the Believer’s New Name
  • Reflections on Mortality and Immortality from the Prayer Book’s Burial Service
  • John Calvin on the World as the Theater of God’s Glory
  • J. C. Ryle on Holiness
  • Lilias Trotter on Death as the Gate of Life
  • Three Puritan Exhortations to Remember God’s Visitations
  • Thomas Brooks on How a Believer’s Last Day Is His Best Day
  • Jonathan Edwards on Charity and Its Fruits
  • Reflections on Providence from the Westminster Confession and Heidelberg Catechism
  • A. W. Tozer on the Pursuit of God
  • George Whitefield on the Care of the Soul Urged as the One Thing Needful
  • Edification from Last Wills and Testaments
  • Julian of Norwich on How All Things Shall Be Well
  • J. I. Packer on Knowing God

In the Logos Reader Edition, this volume is enhanced to best fit the content. Scripture references are hand-tagged to integrate with powerful functionality in Logos Bible Software. Page milestones and internal citation tagging provide accurate points of reference. Search important words across resources to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive tools for reading digital content are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Leland Ryken (PhD, University of Oregon) served as professor of English at Wheaton College for more than 43 years. He has authored or edited more than three dozen books, including The Word of God in English, The Complete Literary Guide to the Bible, The ESV Literary Study Bible, and A Complete Handbook of Literary Forms in the Bible. He is a frequent speaker at the Evangelical Theological Society and served as literary stylist for the English Standard Version.


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