New (Old) Author: Clovis G. Chappell

Someone gifted me with two books published in the 1930’s, both by Clovis G. Chappell. First of all, what a great name. Second of all, great books so far. I’m still working through his book on The Lord’s Prayer — slowly, while taking notes. Here’s one inspiring excerpt:

To win in the place of prayer is to win everywhere; to fail there is, in some measure, to fail everywhere.

Mmmm. Convicting.

I love reading the words of those who have gone before us — they have nothing to prove yet introduce the possibilities of undiscovered treasures in their wake.

The other book, Faces of the Cross, chronicles the final hours of Jesus’ earthly ministry from the perspective of those who were present at or near the crucifixion. Good stuff.

RadScore: 3 bookends.

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