Elizabeth Prentiss - "More Love to Thee"
Description: Do you sometimes feel that you would be able to grow in love for God and others ? if only your circumstances were different? Maybe you find that the sheer demands of everyday life squeeze out time for God?...
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Description: Do you sometimes feel that you would be able to grow in love for God and others ? if only your circumstances were different? Maybe you find that the sheer demands of everyday life squeeze out time for God? Perhaps a terrible tragedy has made you doubt the goodness of God? Read this true story to find out how one woman discovered that the most difficult circumstances are ?God's school? to teach us more about his grace; the very busy times are precisely those times when we need ? and can find ? God's strength; the worst of tragedies can draw us closer to God. Elizabeth Prentiss is best known as the author of the popular novel Stepping Heavenward (first published 1869) and the well-loved hymn, ?More Love to Thee.? The difficult things she experienced equipped her to minister to others through her letters, books, and poetry. To grow in love for God was the one great passion of her life: many have testified that her writings continue to inspire them with that same passion. I a
"This is the first full-scale biography of Elizabeth Prentiss, since the Memoir written by her husband in 1882. Sharon James tells the story of a fascinating, gifted, and godly woman, who exercised a wide influence in America and beyond through her novels and other writings. Through various tragedies in her own life, Elizabeth came to the conviction that suffering is 'Christ's school' whereby we learn more of the love of God. Her various writings vividly communicate the joy of surrendering every detail of life to God, and the liberation of fully embracing his sovereignty." "Sharon James effectively takes readers into Elizabeth's world, offering insights into some of the realities of life for women in the nineteenth century. She also helpfully places Elizabeth in the context of her time. This biography is not merely of historical interest. Her story demonstrates that every Christian can grow in love to God - both through obedience in the duties of everyday life, and through the tragedies which most of us will, at some point, confront."--BOOK JACKET.
James has degrees in history and theology.