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casion. Though unequal to the duties of the regular ministry, he still hoped to preach the Gospel he so much loved 48 opportunity might offer ; but this hope was realised for only & short time. Bodily infirmity and pain increasing, he soon had to decline all public engagements, and to pass the remainder of his days in retirement and suffering, until death gently introduced him to the heavenly rest, April 30, 1876. His remains were interred in the Oakham Cemetery, and on the following Lord'sday the event was improved by the Rev. B. O. Bendall preaching from Phil. i. 21. If self-distrustful and timid in a degree, somewhat embarrassing to himself, he get had strong trust in God and in His word, and was remarkable for the simplicity, devoutness, and transparent sincerity of his character. не has left behind him a memory which will cause many to "glorify God in him."
Street, Aberdeen. Having a desire to
REV. JAMES WOOD. We have to record the departure, to his rest above, of another of our elder brethren in the ministry, the Rev. Jas. Wood, who died at Shaldon, Devonshire, on May 1st, in the 73rd year of his age. Mr. Wood was born at Aberdeen on the 25th of October, 1803. Soon after his conversion to God, desiring to be useful, he became a Sabbath-school teacher. The following year he left the Established Church of Scotland and joined the Independent Church, George
Notices of Books.
Lord. By the late JAMES SPENCE, this magazine, must have largely expe-
work for the press. Before he had quite The intercessory prayer of our Lord finished his service of love, the Lord is always a source of elevating and com- called our brother to the heavenly rest. forting thought to His disciples, and it In this spiritual legacy we have the is peculiarly so in the prospect of death. product of his most matured and finished
thoughts concerning the mind and heart of the Saviour as revealed in His intercessory prayer. The spirit of holy reverence, peacefulness, and love pervades the book, which was prepared with peculiar care, so that words might present thoughts with the greatest clearness and force. No one can read this exposition in a devout spirit without feeling a deeper sense of his Lord's sympathy, and a stronger desire for the fulfilment of bis Lord's will.
Principles of New Testament
Quotation Established and Applied to Biblical Science. By Rev. JAMES Scott, M.A., B.D. (Edinburgh: T. and T. Clark.) This is a volume of great value. The subject, which every Biblical student regards as one of high importance, is treated with remarkable clearness and force. The varied forms of New Testament quotations are verified and indi. cated in a manner which must prove highly satisfactory to every candid reader, and the principles evolved will be found to bear an immediate and vital application to the truth and authenticity of Scripture. We have met with nothing more thorough or complete, and very cordially commend it to the notice of all Biblical students, for whom it is especially intended. Angelic Beings, their Nature
and Ministry. By the Rev. CHARLES D. Bell. (London: The Religious
Tract Society.) This little volume has our hearty com. mendation. Its contents are divided into ten chapters of attractive, instructive, and very useful matter. The author discourses upon the subjects he has chosen, with a spirit of manly devoutness, and a comprehensive grasp of truth, which will lay hold of the reader's sympathies, and help him to form sound conclusions respecting the interesting topics discussed herein.
The Temple. Sacred Poems and
Private Ejaculations. By GEORGE HERBERT. Being a Facsimile Reprint of the First Edition. With an Introduction by the Rev. ALEX
B. GROSART. (London: Elliot Stock.) Most of our readers are doubtless acquainted with the delicious poems of the heavenly-minded Herbert. The quain thoughts of this sweet singer are appropriately dressed in the old-fashioned type of the first edition, and that delightful book-worm Grosart, gives us some deeply interesting facts about the singularly devout Vicar of Bemerton. Within the Fold. By THOMAS
W. AVELING, D.D. (London :
Hodder and Stoughton.) The Chairman of the Congregational Union has chosen for his address a most practical subject. It is certain that if our churches are to exercise greater spiritual power without, they must be more prosperous within. Both church officers and church members must be more fully in harmony with the Chief Shepherd. We would urge all “ within the fold" to read and to ponder the seasonable counsels and cautions which are here given, that each may see and do all that will secure the welfare of the particular fold to which he belongs. The Christian Worker's Tune
Book. (London: Haughton and Co.,
Paternoster Row.) This is a compilation for the use of "The Christian Workers' Mission." It is well adapted for the purpose, as we have heart-stirring words, set to sweet and simple melodies. William Brock, D.D. By G. W.
McCREE. (London : James Clarke
and Co.) A most interesting account of the life and labours of a very.. excellent man, who did a large amount of work, and did it well.
in the hands of every young man in all our colleges.
The Eastward Position Unserip
tural, and not Primitive and Catholic. By T. HARRISON, D.D., Vicar of Fenwicke. (London: Longman,
Green and Co.) Dr. Harrison has written largely and efficiently on all the great questions at issue between Ritualists and Evangelicals. In the present volume be has, with his wonted force and learning, exposed the assumptions and erroneous notions of Romanisers in connection with what is called the Eastward position.
Only Me: an Autobiography.
(London: The Religious Tract So
ciety.) A useful little book, pleasantly written. The story of a lad's temptation, punishment, and reformation. Its moral is, “My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.” Crossing the River.
By Miss MARSH, (London : Nisbet and
Co.) A small book with an unusually small amount of letterpress, but it will afford half an hour's pleasant and profitable reading for the mothers to whom it is dedicated. Memoir of the Rev. James Ken
nedy. By his Son, the Rev. JOHN KENNEDY, D.D. (London: Dalby,
Isbister, and Co.) A brief but interesting and instructive memoir of an excellent and faithful minister of the Lord Jesus Christ. Self-formation. By the Rev.
Paxton Hood. New Edition, re
vised. (London : James Clarke.) We welcome another edition of this useful book, which contains some admirable “ Aids and Helps to Mind-life' by one who is well fitted to write on the subject.
Credentials of Christianity.
(London: Hodder and Stoughton.) This is the fifth of a series of volumes issued by the Committee of the Christian Evidence Society. We scarcely think that it is equal to its predecessors, but it will do good service to the cause of truth. It deals with the external and internal evidences of the Christian faith, and will repay a caroful perusal because it meets the objections of modern infidelity. These volumes should find a place in the libraries of young men's institutions, and would be a valuable gift to any who are perplexed with doubts.
Bible Tales for Little Readers.
By Guy CUMBERLAND. (London:
Relfe Brothers.) This little book presents a considerable number of the characters and facts of the Old Testament in a form and style that will interest children and impress them on their minds. It has our commendation. Lectures to my Students. By the
Rev. C. H. SPURGEON. (London :
Passmore and Alabaster.) These lectures are worthy of the excellent President of the Pastor's College, and we wish that a copy could be placed
Expository Lectures on the Epistle
to the Hebrews. Second Series. By ADOLPH SAPHIR. (London : John
F. Shaw & Co.) This second volume of expository lectures, like the first, suggests many valuable thoughts for the profitable study of the Epistle to the Hebrews. But the distinction which the author here, as elsewhere, makes between the age of the Church and the age of the Kingdom of Christ, appears to be based upon mistaken inferences from the Scriptures.
Pastoral Theology: a Treatise
on the Office and Duties of the Chris. tian Pastor. By the late PATRIOK FAIRBAIRN, D.D. (Edinburgh : T.
and T. Clark.) This work is introduced by a brief and interesting sketch of the author's life. Its different chapters upon the Pastoral Office and Work are suggestive, and will prove of great service to those upon whom pastoral responsibilities already rest, as well as to those who anticipate them. The First Three Kings of Israel.
Part I. By ROBERT Tuck, B.A. th
(London: Sunday School Union.) Great care and judgment are shown in the preparation of these sketches. They will help to understand more easily and thoroughly the historical persons and period they describe. By increasing such publications, the Sunday School Union will do much to promote the greater intelligence and efficiency of Sunday-school teachers. The Three Heavens. By the
Rov. JOSIAH CRAMPTON, M.A. (Lon.
don: William Hunt and Co.) Many portions of this work have already appeared in the Sunday Magazine. They are worthy of boing presented with more completeness in a separate form. Meteorological and astronomical facts are described generally in an interesting way. The author wishes to show the perfect harmony that exists between true science and real religion. But his ideas about the Third Heaven are rather fanciful, and the reality may be thought to be much nearer to us than he supposes it to be. The Limitations of Christian Re
sponsibility. By HENRY Duny.
(London : Simpkin, Marshall, & Co.) The author writes, as usual, according to his convictions, but the acceptance of his views would paralyze Christian endeavours for the evangelization of the world. Truthful and erroneous infer.
ences from Scripture are so blended together, that unless the work be read with great discrimination, it is likely to do more harm than good. Scripture Revelations of the Life
of Man after Death. By the Hon. and Rev. W. H. LYTTELTON. (Lon.
don: Dalby, Isbister, and Co.) This book favours two convictions, the one designed by the author, and the other, perhaps, undesigned. The for.' mer is, that the different parts of our life before death are meant to be a preparation for our life after death; and the latter is, that burial in consecrated ground is a matter of no consequence at all. The Sensualistic Philosophy of
the 19th Century. By ROBERT L. DABNEY, D.D., LL.D., Divinity Professor in America. (Edinburgh :
T. and T. Clark.) Materialism and Positivism are loud in their demands upon the credence of our age. Their advocates have bewildered some by the plausibility of their arguments. This volume is a valuable testimony to the truth for the prevention and the correction of those erroneous views of human nature, upon which the sensualistic philosophy depends. Why the Cross of Christ? An
Essay on the Legal and Moral
John Snow and Co.) A theory which represents the expiation for sin as still going on, partly in God, and partly in the penitent sinner, is at variance with several pase sages of Scripture, not only in appear. ance, but also in reality. Every theory of the Atonement may have in it some truth, or some one aspect of the truth, but no theory represents the truth in its completeness. The less we have to do with theories, and the more simply and closely we keep to the Divinely revealed fact, the better.
BRIEFER NOTICES OF BOOKS. items which bring down the story to the
A Crooked Woman made Straight. By present time. The book can hardly fail W. J. Humberstone. (London: Elliot to "take" and to sell.—Thoughts for Stock.) There is much in a name, Heart and Life. By Theodore L. and not a little in the title of a book. Cuyler, D.D. (London: Hodder and Mr. Humberstone's book is really a good Stoughton.) This book, with its one, healthy in its tone, and vigorous in fresh and stimulating thoughts, is its style; but its title, we fear, will be worthy of being in every home. No regarded as forbidding and angular, and
devoutly read it without will be against its success.-Contri- spiritual profit. - The Voice of Song. By butions to Natural History, and Papers Philip Phillips. (London: Sunday School on other subjects. By James Simson. Union.) In this collection of tunes and (London: Houlston and Sons.) This hymns there are some of much sweetvolume consists of papers or criticisms ness.—In the Corn Fields : the Story contributed to an American periodical, of Ruth. By Benjamin Clarke.—Saved and hence their singular diversity. through the Children : the Story of Jonah Snakes, Romanism, Gipsies, Jews, John and Nineveh. By the same Author. Bunyan, Waterton, the naturalist, and (London: Sunday School Union.) John Stuart Mill, form the remarkable These are simply expansions of Bible combination. The papers are spirited, narratives, so presented as to make them and merit perusal.— The Story of the more instructive to the young.- Under Jubilee Singers, with their Songs. (Lon- Suspicion. (London: The Sunday don : Hodder and Stoughton.) Avow- School Union.) An affecting tale, which edly" for the most part an abridgment shows that the discipline of life, howof the two Jubilee Histories which were ever unlooked for and severe in its form written by the Rev. G. D. Pike," with may be most precious in its fruits.
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