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REVIVAL MISCELLANIES. — Altogether, this is a remarkable volume. Full of its author's peculiarities of style and composition, varied in subjects, rich in expression, striking in illustration, vigorous in thought, forcible in manner, stirring in zeal, and glowing with a high and holy spirituality, it will make its mark on the heart of the reader, augment his anxiety to know more of God as he works out the good pleasure of his goodness in the depths of the soul, and elevate him by its own earnestness to a richer and profounder knowledge of the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
The title-page of the volume does not “hold a promise to the ear, to break it to the hope.” It is a true and faithful index of the book as to its subject, as reliable as the hands of a well-regulated time-piece ; and as well furnished with the appliances of moral quickening and godly edifying as any volume of its size to be found. We are quite sure that the volume deserves, and will receive, an extensive circulation. Richmond Christian Advocate.
REVIVAL MISCELLANIES. - This book is quite miscellaneous in its character, but full of the strong and original traits of the author, who is one of the most remarkable men of our times. All who have read the preceding volume will be interested in this as much, if not more. It will do good. — Herald and Journal.
REVIVAL MISCELLANIES is the title of a remarkably successful book, the publishers having sold over eighteen hundred copies in fifteen days after its publication! It is a book for the times ; full of burning thoughts, and admirably calculated to guide earnest and inquiring minds into the attainment of “the faith of assurance,” and into such paths of extraordinary usefulness as were trodden by a Page, a Martyn, a Wesley, or a Payson. — New Bedford Standard.
The sermons of Mr. Caughey were preached during the great revivals he witnessed in England. They were taken down by stenographers and committed to the press, and had a very extensive sale. They contain many passages of great beauty, force, and power; rich in illustration, direct, and earnest. His thoughts on revivals, holiness, &c., in the second part, are deeply interesting, and cannot be read without moving the heart. We believe the book is calculated to do immense good. - Writer in the Western Christian Advocate.
A BOON TO THE CHURCH. — Of the many new books which, for a long time past, have been brought before the notice of the public, there is not one we have read with so much interest or profit as the “ Revival Miscellanies.” Part I. contains eleven of those “ Revival Sermons,” which, under God, have been instrumental in the awakening and conversion of hundreds, if not thousands, of souls. Part II. is exceedingly miscellaneous, and contains some of the best thoughts we ever met with on matters and subjects of vital importance to the interests of religion and the salvation of the world. Thoughts and style are Mr. Caughey's own. No plagiarism here. Everything here bears the manifest impress of Mr. C.'s bold, original, unique and fruitful mind. We have read it, much to our spiritual profit. The happiest hours of last Sabbath were spent in its soul-thrilling and spirit-stirring pages. We verily believe it has aroused us to deeds of more daring valor against sin and hell.
Now, we want every minister of the M. E. Church to get a good supply of this work. Let him scatter it amongst his people, accompanied with the advice that they read it with much prayer, that the holy unction which it breathes may descend unto their own soul. This being done, our church will become the theatre of such agonizing and prevailing prayer, combined, earnest and successful effort, - saving and converting power, as hath not been witnessed since the day of the Pentecostal rain. If ever we did meet with a book we wished to see
put in the hands of all our people, it is the one now before us. It ought to have a more extended circulation than even “ Methodism in Earnest,” for really it appears to be more earnest even than that. Now for a general rally. All hands to work. Let us scatter this book like the leaves of autumn. From a correspondent of the Herald and Journal.
THESE are extraordinary compositions, well adapted to awaken the slumbering, and alarm the careless. They are pointed, imaginative, impressive, and powerfully exciting. — Wesleyan Association Magazine, London.
I HAVE read with much pleasure, and I trust with greater profit, the late work of Brother Caughey's. It is, in my opinion, a complete armory of weapons for a Christian minister in his warfare with unbelief. I have not only read it with profit myself, but have loaned it to some balf-dozen friends; and they all concur with me in saying it is a book eminently adapted to remove doubts and to encourage hope. They pronounce it deserving of a wide and lasting circulation. My prayer is that God will reward you for this and other labors of love. - Rev. Robert Allyn.
Mr. Allyn is the popular and successful principal of the Providence Conference Seminary.
It is an excellent book, full of interest, and must do good. Mr. C. is a bold and vigorous writer, and expresses his thoughts so as to be understood and felt. His sermons are full of thought and spirit, and cannot be read without deep feeling. His illustrations are striking and powerful. We trust the work will have a wide circulation. - Fall River Monitor.
It is admirably calculated, in my opinion, to promote the spirit of revivals and holiness, wherever it is circulated and read. - Rev. Frederick Upham.
It is one of the most stirring and interesting books we have read for a long time. We see not how any Christian can read it without resolving to be more holy, and to labor more zealously for the salvation of souls. — From a member of the Providence Conference.
THE first edition of Mr. Caughey's Revival Miscellanies, of eleven hundred copies, was sold, we learn, in less than one week. The demand for them is almost unprecedented. Multitudes are anxious to read the sermons of this distinguished revivalist. The sermons are reported sermons ; but they are more valuable on this account, for they give us as fair a view of the character of Mr. Caughey's pulpit efforts as can be seen on paper. The second part of the book contains various extracts from Mr. C.'s writings, on a great variety of subjects, which are exceedingly valuable. The book will have an extensive circulation, and will do good. — Writer in the New Orleans Christian Advocate.
THE religious public, we presume, are interested to know the peculiar forte of Mr. Caughey. This book may, in a measure, tend to settle the question. The tone of voice and a peculiar aptitude of illustration constitute, in many instances, the great cause of success with public speakers. How far these qualities attach to Mr. Caughey we cannot tell, having never had the pleasure of hearing him in private or otherwise. The Revival Miscellanies will doubtless, like Methodism in Earnest, have a great sale. — Western Christian Advocate.
Sold by Mr. JAMES P. MAGEE, 15 Washington-street, Boston; by LANE & Scott, New York ; Rev. JOHN EARLY, Richmond, Virginia ; SWORMSTEAD & POWER, Cincinnati, Ohio ; Rev. J. L. Read, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania ; Rev EDWARD STEVENSON, Louisville, Kentucky ; Mr. J. W. Story, Charleston, South Carolina, and C. P. BRAGDON, Auburn, New York.
For special agencies address Rev. R. W. ALLEN, FALL RIVER, Mass.
The retail price of REVIVAL MISCELLANIES is one dollar. It is got up in the best Boston style. PRESIDING ELDERS who wish to supply their districts, and others who purchase largely, will be allowed a very liberal discount, by address. ing R. W. Āllen.
LIFE OF HOLINESS AND USEFULNESS,
ELEVEN REVIVAL SERMONS,
AND THOUGHTS ON
ENTIRE SANCTIFICATION - REVIVAL PREACHING - METHODS TO PROMOTE
– MINISTERIAL CONFLICTS, ETC.
SELECTED FROM THE WORKS OF
THE REV. JAMES CAUGHEY,
THE EMINENTLY SUCCESSFUL REVIVALIST.
BY REV. RALPH W. ALLEN AND REV. DANIEL WISE.
15 WASHINGTON STREET.