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Levels of Living Essays on Everyday Ideals   By: (1870-1923)

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Essays on Everyday Ideals



Author of "The Modern Sunday School in Principle and Practice"

New York Chicago Toronto Fleming H. Revell Company London And Edinburgh Copyright, 1908, by Fleming H. Revell Company New York: 158 Fifth Avenue Chicago: 80 Wabash Avenue Toronto: 25 Richmond Street, W. London: 21 Paternoster Square Edinburgh: 100 Princes Street

To My Wife

Not in the sentiment of dedication alone, offering to you what I may have done, but in simple acknowledgment of obligation to you


best gift of God and inspiration of man

Under the title of "A Sermon For To day" these short essays, on the art of every day living in the light of eternal life, were published by The Chicago Sunday Tribune , through a series of years, and were regularly printed in the Sunday editions of a group of the great dailies. The short sentences were also published with the Sermons under the head of "Sentence Sermons." The courtesy of The Chicago Daily Tribune in permitting the publication of these "sermons," with such changes as have seemed best, is gratefully acknowledged.


I. THE HIGHER LEVELS The Real and the Ideal The Bread of Life Life's Unvarying Values.

II. INVISIBLE ALLIES More than a Fighting Chance The Unseen Hand The One in the Midst.

III. THE SOVEREIGNTY OF SERVICE Self and Service My Soul or My Service? The Satisfaction of Service.

IV. THE RIGHT TO HAPPINESS The Power of Happiness The Secret of Happiness The Folly of Anxiety.

V. THE CURRICULUM OF CHARACTER The Great School The Purpose of the Course The Price of Perfection.

VI. THE AGE LONG MIRACLE The Sufficient Sign Behold the Man The Life that Lifts.

VII. SEEING THE UNSEEN The Sense of the Unseen The Brook in the Way That Which Is High.

VIII. SOURCES OF STRENGTH AND INSPIRATION Strength for the Daily Task The Sense of the Infinite The Great Inspiration.

IX. FINDING FOUNDATIONS The Passing and Permanent Facing the Facts The Real Foundation.

X. THE PASSION FOR PERFECTION The Great Search The Hunger of the Ages The Sole Satisfaction.

XI. THE PRICE OF SUCCESS The Law of Selection The Fallacy of Negation The Secret of All.

XII. DIVINE SERVICE The Ideal Service The Orthodox Service The Heavenly Service.

XIII. OUR FATHER AND OUR FELLOWS The Primary Reconciliation Faith in Our Fellows The Law of Forgiveness.

XIV. MEN AND MAMMON Riches and Righteousness Religion and Business The Moral End of Money Making.

XV. THE EVERY DAY HEAVEN The Beauty of Holiness The Gladness of Goodness The True Paradise

XVI. TRUTH AND LIFE Religion of a Practical Mind The Head and the Heart New Truths for New Days.

XVII. THE FRUITS OF FAITH Root and Fruit The Orthodox Accent The Business of Religion.

XVIII. THE FORCE OF FAITH "The Victory that Overcometh" Fear and Faith Faith for the Future.

XIX. HINDRANCES AND HELPS FROM WITHIN Worry A Cure for the Blues The Gospel of Song.

XX. DOES HE CARE? The One at the Helm The Shepherd and the Sheep The Father's Care.


The Higher Levels

The Real and the Ideal The Bread of Life Life's Unvarying Values

The ideal is the mold in which the real is cast.

Half of success is in seeing the significance of little things.

He finds no weal who flees all woe.

You do not make life sacred by looking sad.

Sympathy is a key that fits the lock of any heart.

Soul health will not come by taking religion as a dose.

Many a cloud that we call sorrow is but the shadow of our own selfishness... Continue reading book >>

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