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A Criticism of Popular Literature

After I had agreed to write upon this subject for Beacon Lights, I somewhat regretted my decision. I certainly do not feel myself to be any sort of authority on this subject. The letter requesting this article on this particular subject referred to popular literature as including that which we find on today’s magazine racks. […]

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The Tentmaker

The Tentmaker by Julius Berstl, Published by Rinehart and Co., Inc., Murray Hill, New York. “The Tentmaker” is a novel based on the life of St. Paul. Or rather a novel of St. Paul up until the time that Paul becomes a missionary for the church of the New Dispensation. The Author begins his story […]

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God’s Men

God’s Men by Pearl S. Buck, Published by John Day Company, New York God’s Men is a novel of two men, both born of missionary families in China, who both dedicate their life to an ideal. The one seeks power and riches while the other seeks to feed the world so that no one would […]

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The Road to Bithynia

The Road to Bithynia by Frank G. Slaughter, Published by  Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, N.Y. Recently I received a request from the clerk of the Beacon Lights staff that the Book Review for the month of March be a book that would be in keep­ing with an issue devoted to missionary work. While […]

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The High Calling

The High Calling by James Street published by Doubleday and Co., Inc. Garden City, New York. “The High Calling” is a sequel to James Street’s earlier publication, “The Gauntlet.” In “The Gauntlet” we read of the experiences of a young Baptist Preacher when he was first ordained in the ministry. In his later novel the […]

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A Tear for Judas

A Tear for Judas by LeGette Blythe, published by The Bobbs-Merrill Co., Inc. “Look at the tree, Shelomith. It has been buffetted by the winds—the burn­ing sirocco from the East, the blasts from the Great Sea, the hot desert winds from below Kirriot, the wet winds that rush down from the north. It has been […]

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Bishop’s Mantle

The Bishop’s Mantle by Agnes Sligh Turnbull, published by the MacMillan Co., N. Y. This is the story of a young minister and his first years as rector in a large, fashionable city church. This young man is Hilary Laurens. The story begins with the death of Hilary’s grandfather, who has been an inspiration to […]

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So Great a Queen

So Great a Queen by Paul Frischaver, published by Charles Schribner’s Sons, New York. This is the story of Esther, beauteous Jewess who became Queen at the proud court of Ahasuerus, King of Persia. It is a matter of history, with which we all are acquainted, how Esther and her posi­tion as Queen was to […]

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Ahira, Prince of Naphtali

Ahira, Prince of Naphtali, written by Ella M. Noller, published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. “For the land whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a garden of herbs: But […]

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Good Tidings

The Good Tidings by William Sidney, Published by Farrar, Straus & Co., Inc. The Good Tidings is a story dealing with the time of Christ’s birth and early teaching. Very little is said concerning the activities and teaching of Jesus as the story tells primarily of the life of John the Baptist. In the days […]

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Robber

The Robber by Bertram Brooks published by Duell, Sloan & Pierce, Inc. The Robber is a tale of the time of the Herods. The story deals primarily with Barabbas who we read of in Scripture as being the one who was released at the time of Christ’s crucifixion. Scripture does not reveal to us any […]

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Greatest Story Ever Told

The Greatest Story Ever Told by Fulton Oursler published by Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City. N. Y. “This is the story of Jesus.” So begins this novel of the life of Christ and goes on in contemporary, colorful language to tell the events in the 33 year period of Christ’s walk upon earth. I […]

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God Seeker

The God Seeker by Sinclair Lewis published by Random House, New York. The God-Seeker is the latest novel by this famous author. The list of “Best Sellers” written by Sinclair Lewis is quite lengthy. Perhaps one of his best known works is the book called, “Cass Timberlane”, published in 1945. The author’s name quite often […]

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Bold Galilean

Bold Galilean by Legette Blythe published by University of N. Carolina Press Bold Galilean is a novel of three Roman citizens in Palestine during the second and third years of Christ’s ministry: Centurion Gaius, Tribune Lucius, and Marcus, merchant son of a wealthy sena­tor. These three men meet but three times in the course of […]

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Oak Lawn 1927 – 1947

You may wonder why my heading reads: Oak Lawn, 1927 and not 1924.  This is a common enough question and may be explained thus. While most of us associate 1924 with the beginning of our churches, it was not until 1927 that the Lord saw fit to start a new church in Oak Lawn.  And […]

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Jephthah’s Vow and His Faith Heroism

In Judges 11 we read the history of one of Israel’s heroes of faith.  Hebrews 11 speaks of him as belonging to that series of great men who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises and stopped the mouths of lions.  And Scripture goes on to tell us of the works of this man […]

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