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"Def thought, and of speech in all matters

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of religion; in the belief that only as we claim this liberty for ourselves and grant it to others can we ever reach such clear convictions as our Master intended us to have", is the clean cut dedication of "Christianity Which Way?" (Century), by Charles Sparrow Nickerson. It is an historical study of changes and achievements in the Christian Church. It deals with the Church Militant, the Church Courageous, the Church Imperial, the Church Divided, the Church Expectant. It should be stimulating to church people and clergy, and it ought to find a wide and responsive audience among all earnest minded people. The pages of this book lure attention; there is an easy reading style; human interest; enough of historical and scientific treatment to command respect; clear headed analysis; logical optimism; courage of conviction; reasonableness of attitude. From the early mention of the clear purpose of the ministry of Jesus himself, on through the vicissitudes of the church, to the author's final challenge to be ready for the "widest opportunity the church of Christ has ever known", there is compelling interest, substance, vivid interpretation and wholesome expression. Whatever the main purpose of the author, his book leads to rebirth of that attractive Christianity of the Master himself

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"Church Leadership" (Dorrance) by Charles Edward Burrell, D.D., LL.D., a textbook and a study in methods of church leadership, is introduced to its public by Dr. Eggleston, president of Hampden-Sidney College of Virginia, with the thought that "it takes an average of seventy members" (of the leading denominational churches) "to bring in one new member a year". From the standpoint of church salesmanship

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