Poverty, Chastity and Obedience: The True Virtues by H. A. [Harry Abbott] Williams lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Mitchell Beazley, 1975, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: A new book by H. A. Williams is an important event, not just for committed Christians, but for all of us interested in the meaning and value of life.
Former Dean of Trinity College, Cambridge, and now a member of the Community of the Resurrection, H A Williams is no dry-as-dust or academic theologian: his insight is into each of us as persons in real-life situations, and in his preaching and writing he reaches into the depths of what we are to reveal the Spirit of God at work.
In The True Wilderness, published in 1963, he showed us how God uses our very loneliness and despair as a starting point to help us on to the road to a richer life of self-acceptance and self-discovery. In True Resurrection, published in 1971, he wrote of the Christian transformation which we can experience in our own lives of being dead and then, through Gods grace, coming again to life.
Poverty, Chastity and Obedience takes us further into a fundamental reconsideration of what it means to be fully human. Starting from the premise that all evil springs from my refusal to discover who arid what I truly am, my failure to realize that I and the Father are one, H. A. Williams explores the oft-maligned virtues of poverty, chastity and obedience. He explains their true meaning and vital relevance to a society that seems increasingly dedicated to emotional and spiritual anarchy.
In learning the true virtues Jesus taught us first to learn the truth about ourselves and then to have the courage to strip away our false and protective self-images and instead allow the Holy Spirit to lead us into often unexpected sorts of heaven.
That is the starting point for H. A. Williamss thrilling new book and all of us are in for some surprises.
Very Good in Poor Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine and onto the margins of the dust wrapper with a short closed tear to the foot of the upper panel which is somewhat creased, a more untidy triangular one to the head of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight.
Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 119 pages. 8¾” x 5½”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Religion Christian category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!