The God of All Comfort
An agnostic, on discussing the subject of religion with the author, told her: "If you Christians want to make us agnostics inclined to look into your religion, you must be more comfortable in the possession of it yourselves. The Christians...
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An agnostic, on discussing the subject of religion with the author, told her: "If you Christians want to make us agnostics inclined to look into your religion, you must be more comfortable in the possession of it yourselves. The Christians I meet seem to me to be the most uncomfortable people anywhere around. I, for one, do not care to have that sort of religion." As a result, The God of All Comfort was written. Far from the abundant life promised by Christ, most Christians live in defeat and despair.
The object of this book is to reveal the secret of this abundant life and victory over defeat, to bring genuine and enduring joy into the lives of troubled Christians, to show that everything Christ promised is available today to all believers, and to put within reach of every Christian that deep and lasting peace and comfort in the soul that nothing earthly can disturb. Both God's part and man's part are explained. Colorful illustrations and anecdotes and picturesque language illuminate every page, clarifying the vital message of this book.
Hannah Whitall Smith (1832-1911) was a writer and evangelist, active in America and England. She did not have an easy life. Of her seven children, only three lived to adulthood. In spite of, and perhaps because of, her unhappy circumstances, she was able to advise Christians on how to find and keep the joy of the Lord in A Christian's Secret of a Happy Life, her widely read and much loved book of Christian Holiness theology. Constant themes in her writings include the assurance of salvation and freedom from anxiety, as she portrays the richness of God's love and His desire to relate to us as the perfect Parent, Savior, Protector, and Friend. Hannah was also active in the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Her other books include The Open Secret, and The Commonsense Teaching of the Bible.
- 1. Why This Book Has Been Written.
- 2. What Is His Name?
- 3. The God Of All Comfort
- 4. The Lord Our Shepherd
- 5. He Spake To Them Of The Father
- 6. Jehovah
- 7. "the Lord Is Good"
- 8. The Lord Our Dwelling Place
- 9. Much More Versus Much Less
- 10. Self-examination
- 11. Things That Cannot Be Shaken
- 12. A Word To The Wavering Ones
- 13. Discouragement
- 14. The Shout Of Faith
- 15. Thanksgiving Versus Complaining
- 16. Conformed To The Image Of Christ
- 17. God Is Enough P. 241