This annotated edition of Humility by Andrew Murray contains, as an appendix, an extensive biography of the author, which offers: -Many details of his life and career which impacted the writing of this book-The story of how his illness and the loss of his voice (for some time) affected his ministry, and-Other fascination facts that made Andrew Murray, and his ministry, so powerful and unique.Humility is the most overlooked teaching of Jesus Christ. Sadly, it's also a virtue that's been largely lost in contemporary culture-with its rampant fixations on self-promotion, selfies, self-promotion, and celebrity. Successful pastors have even transformed into "rock stars," more adept at self-promotion and accumulation of earthly riches than in leading their congregations to true spiritual wealth. In the midst of this self-inflated fray, the time-honored words of Andrew Murray still ring powerfully true. As Murray contends, most do not take this virtue seriously enough, nor understand the incredible ramifications of its lack upon their genuine holiness.The first step in humility is to realize our place as a created being before the Creator. A continual and intentional reminding of who we are and our need for God is our first duty as Christians. "Pride, or the loss of this humility, is the root of every sin and evil." The life and teachings of Jesus provide us with much instruction about the importance of humility: "Jesus came to bring humility back to earth, to make us sharers in it, and by it, to save us. In heaven, He humbled Himself to become man. The humility we see in Him possessed Him in heaven; it brought Him, and He brought it, from there."Humility is the root of all of the graces of the Christian life, and pride the opposite: "Without humility, there is no faith, love, joy, or strength demonstrated in our lives. Humility is the only soil in which the graces take root; the lack of humility is the reasonable explanation for every defect and failure in the Christian life." Thought by many to be the best book ever written on the subject of humility, this book should be carefully-and prayerfully-read.
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New Hope for American Art
New Hope for American Art is the most comprehensive book ever published on artists from, and surrounding, the New Hope Art Colony (also known as the Pennsylvania Impressionists). This book, with its 612 pages and over 1,000 color plates of artwork include biographies of 165 individual Pennsylvania Impressionists and New Hope Modernists as well as artists from the Philadelphia Ten, a pioneering group of women all educated at Philadelphia art schools.
In this book, you'll find biographies and artwork from such artists as:
William Langson Lathrop
William F. Taylor
M. Elizabeth Price
S. George Phillips
Rae Sloan Bredin
Charles F. Ramsey
New Hope for American Art was authored, designed and published by James M. Alterman, an expert in the field of Pennsylvania Impressionist and Modernist painting. A longtime collector and owner of two fine art galleries, Alterman wanted to create a user-friendly book intended not only to educate collectors and enthusiasts about this art but to help train one's eye. The book offers valuable tips on how to avoid common mistakes often experienced by new collectors drawn from the author's personal experiences as a collector and fine art dealer.