A Sweet Fragrance

    Books Worth Reading

    Studies In The Sermon On The Mount by Oswald Chambers
    The Sermon on the Mount would bring us to despair apart from the work of the Holy Spirit. Oswald Chambers expounds on the meaning of these commands of Christ and shows us that Christ enables us to follow His teachings.

    If by Amy Carmichael
    If I covet any place on earth but the dust at the foot of the cross, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
    This convicting book, in short, pointed sentences, reveals the true meaning of Calvary love.

    Rose from Brier by Amy Carmichael
    Written not from the well to the ill, but from the ill to the ill, this book contains the treasures of Amy Carmichael's spiritual life during the final years of her life. This collection of poetry, short stories, and encouragement for fellow-sufferers addresses many aspects of human suffering and points us to Calvary as the only source of peace and comfort.

    Set-Apart Femininity: God's Sacred Intent for Every Young Woman by Leslie Ludy
    In contrast to the shallow, selfish, pleasure seeking femininity found today, Set-Apart Femininity lays out a blueprint for life-changing, world altering femininity that is based on God's sacred call and purpose. This book calls young women to make an eternal impact on this world rather than indulge themselves in today's self-focused culture. Speaking forthrightly to the corruption of today's culture and its infiltration into the church, the message of this book drives deep into the heart of true set-apart femininity and the heart of God.

    Golden hours: Heart-hymns of the Christian life by Elizabeth Prentiss
    In this book, Elizabeth Prentiss puts into verse her experiences of both intense joy and suffering. Born out of a time of the darkest pain, these poems reflect the lessons learned by a life consecrated to God.

    Essays on Various Subjects Principally Designed for Young Ladies by Hannah More
    Written over 200 years ago, this thought-provoking collection of essays expounds on various qualities that are unique to femininity. Chapter topics include conversation, meekness, education, and religion. This book affirms the God-ordained distinctions between men and women and encourages young ladies to pursue excellence. A very refreshing book for those who desire to return to a Biblical pattern for womanhood.

    Vanya by Myrna Grant
    The story of a young Russian soldier whose faith did not die in the face of torture and martyrdom. The amazing miracles God did through his life fanned the flames of Christianity in Russia.

    A Day's Time-Table by E. S. Elliott
    Written over a century ago, this simple tale of one day in a young unmarried woman's life incorporates and reveals powerful truths concerning the relevance of God's Word to every detail of our lives. This fictional story is written in the style of a novel, yet is full of Scripture. God's design for womanhood flows throughout the book, untainted by modern feminism.

    Let Me Be a Woman by Elisabeth Elliot
    A collection of letters written to the author's daughter on the meaning of womanhood.

    Children of the Storm by Natasha Vins
    Natasha Vins tells the story of life as the daughter of the persecuted Russian pastor Georgi Vins.

Posts tagged ‘cross’

If we take courage to expect, we shall have crushing disappointments sometimes, but often we shall find. And we shall tap deep wells. We shall discover a power and abandon of love to our blessed Lord Jesus that overflows our poverty of faith. Not the emotion of a moment, but the passion of a lifetime, […]

Thy Loyalty Is To Follow Me

September 21st, 2010

This week I decided to revive some of my favorite posts from my earlier blogging days. These are thoughts and quotes that have challenged and shaped me and I trust will still be an encouragement to others. Enjoy!   If crushed by mysteries of pain Thou scarce canst face the storm again; If I should count on […]

Fellowship with Jesus But if, impatient, thou let slip thy cross, Thou wilt not find it in this world again, Nor in another; here, and here alone Is given thee to suffer for God’s sake. In other worlds we shall more perfectly Serve Him and love Him, praise Him, work for Him, Grow near and […]

Fragrant Fragments # 10

April 15th, 2010

I haven’t shared links for a while, so I have quite a collection today. Enjoy! 1. Sound Asleep. ”As our nation arises this morning from a sound sleep I would like the opportunity to awaken us all from another type of ‘sound sleep’ that is subtle, dangerous and destroys.” 2. The Message behind the Method. A look […]

We need to remind ourselves of the stern, heroic stuff Jesus Christ always spoke when He talked about discipleship. “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me” (Luke 9:23). Few of us do it though plenty of us talk about it. It means […]

XXXVI. The Life-Plan of Peter and John   “What is that to thee? follow thou Me.”–JOHN xxi. 22.        We are standing on the eastern shore of the Lake of Galilee.  The morning breeze blows fresh in our faces; the tiny wavelets run up with a silvery ripple, and die on the white sand; […]

Where is He? Oh where is He for whom my soul is pining, For whom I yearn, and thirst, and pant, and pray? Around His empty cross my arms I’m twining, What daring hand has borne His form away? He is my soul’s beloved, my heart’s treasure- With Him this weary world could restful be; […]

XXVII. The Trial before Caiaphas “Annas had sent Him bound unto Caiaphas the high priest.”–JOHN xviii. 24.      It was as yet but two or three o’clock in the morning.  Jerusalem was still asleep, and well it was for the foes of Jesus that no suspicion of what was on foot had breathed into the […]

     The one, great, dominant recognition is that my personal self belongs to Jesus Christ. The counterfeit is giving ourselves as devotees to a cause; this is perilously wrong because it is so nearly right. Anything that rouses us to act on the line of principles instead of a relationship to a person fosters our […]

We cannot be held fast in peace and nerved to inner, private discipline – to a soldiership that knows nothing of reserve to love that can plunge into very hell to save a soul, unstained by the foulness, unshrivelled by the heat – unless we live within sight of Calvary. God forgive us for the […]

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