Common Ventures of Life

Common Ventures of Life

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  • Paperback | 195 pages
  • 140 x 200mm
  • Joanna Cotler Books
  • United States
  • 006068531X
  • 9780060685317

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Elton Trueblood's little books have won for him a wide following among those who would have religion occupy a larger and a much more vital place in their lives. This new volume should be as meaningful as its predecessors for as wide a reading public. Trueblood's thesis is that religion should deal with the whole of life; not with just a segment of it. This book is designed to help people within and without the church to face some of life's more significant experiences in the light of a vital Christian faith. Successive chapters deal with marriage, birth, work and death, and in them the author points up the meaning of religion to marriage and the home, to one's vocation and to the experience of sorrow and death. These supreme moments of life should be doorways into a greater life and not simply dull and prosey experiences. Here is a book of universal appeal. The young man worried about his life work, the young woman who is confused about love and marriage, parents at sea about how to bring religion back into the home, those facing the sunset of life with just a question mark in their minds - all will derive help from it. Professor Trueblood is a Quaker, but this book as his others, should appeal to all Christian people and to all questing souls outside of the church. (Kirkus Reviews)
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