Timeless Witness: Classic Christian Literature Through the Ages, by Tony Lane.
Over the centuries and across the continents, men and women have sought to deepen their understanding of the Christian faith, and in so doing they have created a wealth of spiritual and theological writing.
In Timeless Witness, Tony Lane has selected uplifting extracts from 100 classics of the Christian tradition. Choosing works that are profitable to read and generally recognized as of the highest class and importance, he introduces each author, explains the circumstances in which his or her work was written, and then offers a representative reading. Chronologically arranged, the readings chart the course of Christianity through the words of great writers and spiritual giants-and offer a banquet of wisdom and insight from the earliest church fathers to the close of the nineteenth century.
Here is an exceptional sampling of the great spiritual, doctrinal, and devotional writings that have shaped the way Christians have thought and lived for two millennia. Generations of believers have found comfort, encouragement, strength, and inspiration from the works represented in this outstanding selection. Great as a devotional, it’s a book to browse, a book to quote, and a book treasure.
INCLUDES EXCERPTS FROM THESE CLASSICS â€¢ Justin Martyrâ€”First Apology â€¢ Origenâ€”On Prayer â€¢ Augustineâ€”City of God â€¢ Bedeâ€”History of the English Church â€¢ Thomas Aquinasâ€”Summa Theologica â€¢ Catherine of Sienaâ€”The Dialogue â€¢ Martin Lutherâ€”The Freedom of a Christian â€¢ Thomas Cranmerâ€”Book of Common Prayer â€¢ Teresa of Avilaâ€”Interior Castle â€¢ Blaise Pascalâ€”PensÃ©es â€¢ John Bunyanâ€”Pilgrim’s Progress â€¢ Brother Lawrenceâ€”The Practice of the Presence of God â€¢ John Wesleyâ€”Journal â€¢ William Wilberforceâ€” A Practical View â€¢ Charles Spurgeonâ€”Lectures to My Students.