A Rational Faith; Being a Reprint of "Reasons for the Hope That Is in Me" and Other Pamphlets, Etc

A Rational Faith; Being a Reprint of "Reasons for the Hope That Is in Me" and Other Pamphlets, Etc

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...narrative, taken from the Talmud. I have written it as well as I can remember, my father relating it to me when I was a girl: --' Many years ago, in Jerusalem, lived a very good and learned Rabbi. One Friday, as was his usual custom, he dressed, bade his wife good evening, and went to the synagogue to pay to God his usual devotions. Upon his return home his wife met him, happy and smiling as usual, and put the following question to him: --' Some time ago, ' she said, ' I had given to me for safe keeping a very valuable gem. Whilst you have been at the synagogue he who gave it to me came for it. What would you advise me to do in such a case?' The Rabbi, without hesitation, answered, 'How can you ask such a question? The gem is not yours; return it at once.' 'Come with me, ' she said, and taking him to her room she turned down the sheet that was on the bed, when the Rabbi beheld the dead body of his only son. 'See, ' she said, ' God sent for him while you were from home, and I gave him.' The good Rabbi exclaimed, 'God gives and He takes; blessed be the name of the Lord.' " The writer concludes her letter with the following lines, which she has entitled "BEYOND THE SEA." The glittering waves are sobbing to-night A sorrowful dirge to me; For they whom I loved, as but once we love, Lie buried beneath the sea. The waves are singing with joyous tone The sweetest of songs to me: " Rejoice I for they whom ye mourn'd as lost Wait thy coming beyond life's sea." The following is an inspirational poem very kindly forwarded to me by a lady who is a spiritual medium. It is by her guide, "Katie," and refers to Mrs....show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236833910
  • 9781236833914