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Do You Have Time?

Ephesians 5:15 and 16: “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Several weeks ago, as I was looking at my mail, I discovered a brown and tan envelope from Beacon Lights. Before I even opened it, I said to myself, “They’re probably […]

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Facing the Issues

“Facing the Issues” by William J. Frutza and Philip Di Cicco published by Baker Book House. Facing the Issues is the first book in the Contemporary Discussion Series. It contains thirteen interesting articles on relevant issues such as body transplants, creation of life, therapeutic abortion, and fashion and clothes. The purpose of the book is […]

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Three Letters From Prison

Three Letters From Prison By john H. Schaal Baker Book House, 149 pages, $2.95 Three Letters From Prison by John H. Schaal is a book written about three of the letters which Paul wrote while in prison, Ephesians, Philippians, and Philemon. The book is divided into sixteen lessons, each of which is followed by a […]

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Suggestions and Materials for Young People’s Programs

Suggestions and Materials for Young People’s Programs By Flora E. Breck Baker Book House, 74 pages, $1.50 This book was written to aid leaders in leading youth in their programs and singspirations. Each program has a theme, featuring Scripture references, incidents, prayers, and hymn titles appropriate to the theme. But it also features Arminian tendencies, […]

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Who’s Out of Focus?

Who’s Out of Focus? By Daniel R. Seagren Baker Book House, 103 pages, $1.50 Who’s Out of Focus? by Daniel Seagren is a book written in conversational form, divided into three parts. Part one deals with life on the campus, and includes twelve conversations, each two pages long. Part two presents ten dialogues concerning life […]

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1800 Quippable Quips

1800 Quippable Quips By E. C. McKenzie Baker Book House, 81 pages, $1.00 This book written by E. C. McKenzie is an amusing book, full of jokes, puns, and sayings relative to life in the world as it is today. Although some of these quips joke about serious matters such as religion and marriage, they […]

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A Very Present Help

A Very Present Help By Douglas A. Elliot Baker Book house, 27 pages, $.50 A Very Present Help is the name given to a booklet of suggested prayers to be prayed while one is in the hospital. There are fifteen prayers, each based on a verse from the Bible. On the whole, these prayers very […]

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Tongues, Healing and You

Tongues, Healing and You By Don Hillis Baker Book House, 63 pages, $1.00 Tongues, Healing and You, by Don Hillis is a book which discusses the problem of tongues and healing in the world today. The author divided his book into two parts, one dealing with tongues, the other with healing. Since the church has […]

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The Bible Quiz Book

The Bible Quiz Book By Frederick Hall Baker Book House, 140 pages, $1.50 This book written by Frederick Hall is divided into seven sections, each presenting a different type of quiz. Included in these sections are quizzes about different characters from the Bible, true or false quizzes and questions about retold stories. All but a […]

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We Need You Here, Lord—Prayers From the City

We Need You Here, Lord—Prayers From the City By Andrew W. Blackwood, Jr. Baker Book House, 124 pages, $3.95 This book is a collection of prayers prayed by the author, pastor of the Covenant Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Georgia. These prayers come close to being profane. They speak of nothing soundly Reformed, minimizing our salvation, the […]

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The New Testament in Crossword Puzzles

The New Testament in Crossword Puzzles By Lucille Johnson Baker Book House, $1.50 This book written by Lucille Johnson, not only presents a challenge and pastime, but an opportunity to learn more about the Bible. There are many quotations from the Bible, with a word or two missing. To fill in the puzzle the words […]

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Who, What, Where Bible Quizzes

Who, What, Where Bible Quizzes By Max Stilson Baker Book House, 93 pages, $1.50 Who, What, Where Bible Quizzes written by Max Stilson is another book that would be ideal for Young People’s Society or Sunday School, but also for children and adults who wish to increase their knowledge of the Bible. As its title […]

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Know Your Bible Quiz Book

Know Your Bible Quiz Book By Amos R. Wells Baker Book House, 135 pages, $1.50 Know Your Bible Quiz Book, written by Amos R. Wells, is divided into thirty sections, each section containing fifty questions. The questions range from difficult to simple, most of them lying between the two extremes. A book like this would […]

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Beacon Lights

Dear Young People, As I was helping to index the Beacon Lights this past summer, I began to think of ways in which we could improve this magazine. The Beacon Lights of the past had varied and interesting articles. The young people of our churches contributed to help make the Beacon Lights, in my opinion, […]

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Friends

Man is a sociable sort of creature.  He likes company and seeks it and, except in rare instances, enjoys only occasional solitude.  One who is continually alone is liable to become moody, absent-minded, odd and in general, different from his fellow creatures.  There are few people whose personalities are so self-sufficient that they can find […]

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Christmas All Year

Christmas 1946.  Already in November the streets and stores were filled with early shoppers scurrying through crowded aisles, pausing to inquire about this article or that, exhausting the patience of harried clerks, pushing their way into a compartment of a revolving door and elbowing a path down the sidewalk.  The stores advertise that Christmas is […]

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Especially for This

Again we are in that season of the year when, following the precedent set by the Pilgrim Fathers, God’s people life up their hearts in a special way in thanksgiving to their Maker.  We know that we are to be thankful at all times, for all things.  We know everything is working together for our […]

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Our Own Youth Center

Amusement is secondary.  That is a fact which we all must recognize.  And amusement must remain secondary.  We cannot allow ourselves to be carried away by the tide of wild frivolity that is so characteristic of worldly youth of the present day.  To divide our time between church activities and the daily tasks to which […]

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