Thursday, January 27, 2011

Glimpses of Greatness

I just finished reading Glimpses of Greatness by Edgar A. Bryan. These are personal vignettes of persons perceived to be great and of souls who truly were great such as H. Robb & Geraldine French, L. D. Wilcox, Glen Griffeth, Duncan Campbell, Leonard Ravenhill, Harry Shreve, etc. people the author had personally known or seen. It was a refreshing read and well worth the short time because the Godly examples of those mentioned challenged me.

Quotes from the book:
"Without revival the glamour wil be substituted for the glory." - I. Parker Maxey
"The preacher may go with the crowd; but the prophet goes against it. A man freed fired and filled with God will be branded unpatriotic because he speaks against his nation's sins..." -Leonard Ravenhill
"The confession must be as public as the transgression." -Oswald J. Smith
"Defeated folk cling to causes with no power to administer cures." -Howard Williams
"Revivals are born after midnight" & "We'll never reach the world except with the message of holiness." -Glen Griffeth
"We never give to God, we invest." "Start something bigger than you are and God will have to help you." "How can one be holy on the inside and sexy on the outside?" -H. Robb French
"One-worlders (communism was/is just one of several who are out to rule the world) do not want a vibrant Christianity around." -Edgar A. Bryan

Order from the author, Edgar A. Bryan 533 S. Union St. Westfield, IN 46074 or at his blog www.separateholy.wordpress.com

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad that you enjoyed Daddy's last book. It is a favorite of mine and one that I think every young man and woman of today's church world should own. It has been a previlidge to stand by Daddy as he interacted with these Great men. Our life is richer because of those that God has allowed to cross our path.

Praying that God will give you good services and you are getting some time to rest and get settled. Also that God will open the right place if you are to move with no problems AND NOT HEAVEN EITHER;-) Just so perfect in Colombia that you will think it like Heaven. From a devoted Moma whose heart is really for the missionary. :-) Really not just for the missionary for I have been praying that the Lord take care of the cares of life and not allow satan to so busy you with these cares that the Lord's work is hindered in Bogota. I love you, Moma

The Dickinsons said...

Phillip, I too enjoyed this book of Daddy's! It was very good. =)

Love you,
Heather

Sherry L Dickinson said...

It sounds like a lot of reference work went into this book. I like it that Brother Bryan is taking this oportunity to write books. And, it's so neat that Martha stands behind her scholarly husband, holding the fort and keeping the home fires burning.
Love,
Mom D

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