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Number of Pages: 144
Publication Date: 1996
|Dimensions: 5 1/2 X 7 1/2 X 1/2 (inches)|
Since its first publication in 1941, A Testament of Devotion, by the renowned Quaker teacher Thomas Kelly, has been universally embraced as a truly enduring spiritual classic. Plainspoken and deeply inspirational, it gathers together five compelling essays that urge us to center our lives on God's presence, to find quiet and stillness within modern life, and to discover the deeply satisfying and lasting peace of the inner spiritual journey. As relevant today as it was a half-century ago, A Testament of Devotion is the ideal companion to that highest of all human arts-the lifelong conversation between God and his creatures.
I have in mind something deeper than the simplification of our external programs, our absurdly crowded calendars of appointments through which so many pantingly and frantically gasp. These do become simplified in holy obedience, and the poise and peace we have been missing can really be found. But there is a deeper, an internal simplification of the whole of one's personality, stilled, tranquil, in childlike trust listening ever to Eternity's whisper, walking with a smile into the dark."
joytalkWheaton, ILAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent book that speaks to the heart.December 13, 2010joytalkWheaton, ILAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have worn out my 30-year-old copy of the book, so ordered another to have a copy to loan out. No matter how often I have read it, this book consistently speaks to my heart.
polly1 Stars Out Of 5March 28, 2006pollyOne may conclude that Jesus of Nazareth occupies little place in Kelly's thought, for he seldom refers to the events of Bethlehem, Galilee, Calvary, or Pentecost. Incarnation and atonement are scarcely mentioned. This is because Kelly was oblivious to them or uncaring of them, but because he had adopted from study and personal experience the view of the living and written Word already described. In one striking passage, however, he does speak of the significance of Jesus, only once! Kelly is a Mystic, Quaker and Writer