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All Saints' Day and Other Sermons   By: (1819-1875)

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Charles Kingsley's All Saints' Day and Other Sermons is a powerful collection of sermons that explores various important themes of Christianity. With his characteristic eloquence and deep insight, Kingsley delves into subjects such as righteousness, the afterlife, and the role of saints in Christian faith.

One of the most striking aspects of this book is Kingsley's ability to connect biblical teachings to the concerns and challenges of his time. Through his sermons, he addresses issues like social inequality and the pursuit of wealth, drawing a clear line between our actions in the world and our spiritual well-being. Kingsley's sermons are not just about finding solace in divine words, but also about guiding individuals towards righteousness and setting examples for others.

What truly stands out in Kingsley's sermons is his captivating storytelling and imagery. He effortlessly weaves biblical narratives and parables into his sermons, making them come alive within the minds of readers. His vivid descriptions and relatable anecdotes bring biblical teachings closer to our reality, allowing us to understand their relevance in our day-to-day lives.

Furthermore, Kingsley's passionate and emotive language creates a powerful impact on readers. His words have the ability to inspire deep introspection and spiritual growth. The sermons in this collection are both a call to action and a source of comfort. They encourage readers to examine their own lives and transform them in alignment with Christian principles.

While the language and style may seem a bit outdated, the underlying messages in All Saints' Day and Other Sermons are timeless. Kingsley's teachings remind us of the importance of compassion, righteousness, and the pursuit of a meaningful life. His words continue to resonate with readers despite the passage of time.

In conclusion, All Saints' Day and Other Sermons by Charles Kingsley is a spiritually enriching book that delves into the complexities of Christian faith. Kingsley's passionate storytelling, imagery, and thought-provoking messages make this collection of sermons a captivating read. Whether you are seeking guidance, looking to deepen your spirituality, or simply enjoy insightful religious literature, this book is worth exploring.

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Transcribed by David Price, email


"Inheriting the zeal And from the sanctity of elder times Not deviating; a priest, the like of whom If multiplied, and in their stations set, Would o'er the bosom of a joyful land Spread true religion, and her genuine fruits." The excursion Book vi.


The following Sermons could not be arranged according to any proper sequence. Those, however, which refer to doctrine and the Church Seasons will mostly be found at the beginning of the volume, whilst those which deal with practical subjects are placed at the close.

A few of the Sermons have already appeared in "Good Words;" but by far the greater number were never prepared by their author for the press. They were written out very roughly sometimes at an hour's notice, as occasion demanded and were only intended for delivery from the pulpit.

The original MSS. have been adhered to as closely as possible.

It is thought that many to whom the late Rector of Eversley was dear will welcome the publication of these earnest words, and find them helpful in the Christian life.

"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them... Continue reading book >>

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