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The Training of Young Children on The Everlasting Righteousness; or, How
Christian and Natural Principles. shall man be just with God? By By Geo. MOORE, M.D., of Hastings. HORATIUs Bonar, D.D. Nisbet. Longmans.
A RICH book, suggestive, gracious, Wise and weighty counsels, which full of holy unction.
Unlike many young mothers will do well to read.
writers of the Evangelical school Dr. When a physician is a Christian his
Bonar is not content with baling out words upon such a theme are doubly milk for babes, but gives us real thought valuable; in the present instance, it and teaching There never was any would be difficult to recommend the
need that orthodoxy and platitudes advice too highly.
should go together, but they often have The Story of a Child's Companion. By done so; no one can bring that charge G.Sargent. Religious Tract Society.
in reference to this work. We say to Of all the little story-books of the
all our friends, read and be refreshed. season this is our favourite. We think
Whence does the Monarch get his Right it only costs ninepence, and it is pretty to Rule. By the Rev. F. H. LAING, in appearance, and contains most profit - D.D. Washbourne, 184, Paternoster able reading. The“Child's Companion Row. is her conscience, and very sweetly it We have read the book, and if we were reproves her when she is in fault, and
of the Roman Catholic faith, like the encourages when doing well. It is our
author, we should deem ourselves to pet little book. We hope many a Lucy have performed penance enough to sufwill have it for a present.
fice for many grievous sins. We have the Farewell Services of the Rev. W, satisfaction of differing from the writer
Brock, D.D. Nisbet and Co., 21. in toto, and can most heartily deny his Berners Street.
assertions and challenge his statements
. WELL done Dr. Brock, is our verdict He thinks a ruler gets his right and after reading this interesting account of
authority from God: we believe they our excellent friend's farewell services. come from the people, and should be We have no intention of reviewing our held, under God, for the good of the Brother's labours, there is time enough
commonwealth, and not for any dynasty for that in the years to come.
Here or family. are no signs of faltering judgment or Mr. Faversham's New Year's Guest. mental weakness, though our beloved By the author of “Ellen Clinton." and revered friend has endured the strain
James Clarke and Co. of mingled sorrows such as might have
We have not the patience, nor the time tested any man, and would have crushed most of us. We have taken courage
needed, for reading works of fiction, but
a judicious friend tells us that this story through perusing this little book. It is enough to make any minister rejoice has an excellent religious tone about it,
is interesting but most improbable. It to hear a veteran, doffing his harness
and is meant to illustrate the power of after a well-fought campaign, declare that if he had to pass through it again exhibited in little children.
godliness when it is pleaded for and he would use the same weapons with a firmer confidence of victory. There is
The Secret of a Happy Life. By the many a field-day yet before our bro- Rev. G. W. CARDER. Religious ther we trust. The church militant
Tract Society. cannot afford to miss him from her A very thoughtful and right-spirited midst as yet. Gladly do we rejoice over book. Refreshing in its tender scripall the practical kindness recorded in the tural teachings. Though but a small book, alike honourable to the author volume it contains the secret of a happy and to his many friends.
The Argument of the Epistle of Hebrews.
By GEORGE STEWARD. T. and T.
Clark, Edinburgh. A WORK not to be lightly treated, but read over again and again to extract its deep and thoughtful teaching. It is an unfinished sketch by a master mind, and will well repay the student and general reader for a careful perusal. We like his clear annunciation of the substitutionary nature of the Atonement of Christ, and, say what our opponents may please, nothing but a substitutionary sacrifice will ever satisfy the judgment, the conscience, and the heart of a Christian. Charley Hope's Testament. Faithful
but not Fumous. Rambles and Adventures in the Wilds of the West. Our Forest Home.
Religious Tract Society. All capital books for youngsters, and not without interest to their seniors. They will all do well for the Sunday School Library. Memorials of Iloward Johnston, a Ser“ vant of Jesus Christ. By the Editor
The Baptist Handbook for 1873. Yates
and Alexander. INDISPENSABLE for every Baptist minister, and useful to all Baptists who wish to kmow the men, the churches, and the work of the denomination. It is a great shilling's worth of names and figures. Lectures and Sermons by the late Rev.
J. B. Owen, of Chelsea, together with
a brief Memoir. Wm. Macintosh. MR. J. B. OWEN was well known as a capital lecturer, and a genial-hearted clergyman. He was the successor of Mr. Noel, at St. John's, Bedford-row, and was dislodged from his incumbency by the collapse of that edifice. We do not agree with his politics or his ecclesiastical views, but we lament his death, for evangelic truth lost in him a sincere advocate. The specimens of his utterances which are here preserved are uncommonly racy and make up an entertaining volume. The Women of Methodism. By ABEL
SETVENS, LL.D. Wm. Macintosh. No section of the church has been more enriched and adorned by female piety than Methodism; the devout women of its heroic age were “elect ladies " indeed. The author has done well to include the Calvinistic section (under the head of Methodism, for the Countess of Huntingdon was second to none of the devout sisters. We trust the reading of this attractive book will fire the heart of many a sister in the Lord. The Pathway of Peace; or, Counsels and Encouragements for the Earnest Inquirer. By W. M. WHITTEMORE,
D.D. Wm. Macintosh. An excellent work for attendants upon Episcopalian worship. It is thoroughly evangelical, earnest, and clear, and will, we trust, do much good among those for whom it is designed. Sunshine for 1872. By Dr. W. Wart
Wm. Macintosh. A PRETTY volume of a very pleasing penny magazine for children. We are glad that in the Church of England there are some literary men who use their pens for the gospel, though we deeply mourn that so many of the abler minds are bewitched by sacramentarianism. Mr. Whittemore caters well for the young folks of his denomination.
of the Latter Rain. Shaw and Co. Howard Johnston was our own son in the faith, and it has greatly cheered us to read the story of his consecrated life. He preached the gospel fully and fearlessly, traversing the whole land to tell of his Master's love. Our invitation to him to enter the College appeared to him to be a temptation, and he declined it, and became one of the better order of Plymouth Brethren. He was never bitter or censorious, but always upright in following out his convictions, for which we admire the grace of God in him; at the same time we do not believe that his course would have been one jot less useful if he had seen fit to follow the same course as others of our spiritual sons. Whatever he did, we rejoice that he was faithful to the end. The biography contains far too much of that Plymouthist spirit which militates against the settled ministry, to be to our taste. We always fight for the irregulars, but We cannot agree with those who think
any better than those who patiently labour on in their spheres. Put out the candles which burn from year to year in their candlesticks, and trust altogether to the hand-lanterns, and our country would be dark indeed.
Among magazines we have not The Methodist Pulpit. Vol. I. Osborne, bitherto spoken of the Christian Family Farringdon-street. (Hodder and Stoughton.) We have read TWELVE sermons by Messrs. Luke through the last year's volume with Wiseman, Win. Arthur, Samuel Coley, much interest. The magazine is a and other distinguished Methodists. very able pennyworth. The Christian Those who would have a correct idea Armour, (Shaw and Co.), is a solid mag- of the Wesleyan ministry should purzine; weighty, perhaps beavy, but still chase this small collection of discourses. worthy of commendation.
We sincerely hope that the preachers venerable brother, The Baptist Maga
are better looking than the portraits zine, it fixes its price at fourpence, and
here presented to the reader, or else we has, we hope, a remunerative con
had sooner sit at the back of the pulpit stituency. The Baptist Magazine was than in front of them. Many woodnever better; our friend Mr. Lewis
en gravers resemble death in their busibattles manfully for the old ship, but
ness, for they are constantly taking we question whether there will be much
people off. prizemoney to share at the reduced rate. We should not have recommended our
Our Seamen; an Appeal. By SAMUEL venerable cotemporary to attempt to
PLIMSOLL, M.P. Virtue and Co. live on groats. The Baptist Messenger A Book, and yet more than a book, for is an old friend, and remains a very good it contains a great number of photopennyworth. The same may be said of graphs of all kinds. It is written with The Church.
the humane desire of saving the lives of Words of Mercy and Peace. By G. S.
our sailors, who appear to be the victims Wm. Macintosh.
of wholesale manslaughter through pre
ventible causes. Mr. Plimsoll's inforSix excellent tracts in large type. “I
mation upon the tricks of ship-builders will give you rest" is a new year's tract is appalling. The system of underby the same author, suitable for distri
writing is also accountable for hundreds bution.
of lives, for owners send ships to sea The “ City which hath Foundations.” By which would never venture there if they
A. M. JAMES. Wm. Macintosh. were not insured. Mr. Plimsoll also MORE about the Gates Ajar, and its
shows that under-manning, bad stowage, imaginings. Miss Phelps is doubtless
deck lading, and overloading, are the more than satisfied with the sensation
real cause of a large proportion of our she has made. The lady who bas wreckage. We hope the members of penned the present little book writes
the legislature will study this collection well and graciously.
of facts, and see what can be done to
preserve the brave sons of Albion from Canonbury Holt; A Life's Problem
being wilfully murdered by rascally Solved. By EMMA JANE WARBOISE. speculators (the compositor put it pecJames Clarke and Co.
ulators in the first proof, and was very ANOTHER religious novel, by a lady near the truth), to whom a sailor's life eminently gifted in that direction. is not an item of consideration.
The Church at the Tabernacle held its Annual Meeting, February 12, when reports of the past twelve months were given in. By every single point of detail gratitude was excited. The Lord has been in the midst of the church indeed, and of a truth. The membership now stands at 4,417. During the year one new church had teen formed, and members dismissed
to become its nucleus. There had been added to the church 571 members during the year, and there had been removed by death, emigration, and change of residence, 263, so that the clear increase for the year stood at 308. The church has not gained by robbing other churches, for while receiving 143, it has dismissed to other communities, 169. It is thus making
its real incrcase from the world by con- town where he lives. This was a token version. All the funds were in a better for good. Five others, three of them lads condition than at any previous anniversary; in situations, have come forward to conmore money being raised in every depart- fess Christ, and will be in fellowship with ment of Christian work. The Pastor's the Lord's people ere this magazine is illness had not operated injuriously in any issued. Many in the orphanage are we manifest degree. Connected with the believe converted children, but we prefer church are Alms-rooms for aged women, to leave the confession of their faith to members of the church; these are not
earnest desire. It is, thereproperly endowed, and therefore the in- fore, a most welcoine fact that it is the mates are a somewhat heavy charge upon boys who have left the Institution who the poor-funds of the church. Mr. T. now coming forward to confess Olney, the treasurer, therefore suggested their faith in the Lord Jesus. Good the raising of a sufficient sum to make situations have been found for all who them self-supporting, and generously have gone out from us, and nearly every headed the list with £200. The pastor boy has sent a part of his first earnings to expressed his confidence that with so good us, as a token of loving gratitude. The a beginning, the matter would soon be health of the orphans has been excellent carried through.
for some time,-in fact the infirmary was The Pastor's College ended its financial
as the year with a balance of £161. Through- spring comes on, the new buildings will out the year study has been diligently be commenced. As everything becomes pursued. The present students are men of dearer our expenditure increases, but we good promise, earnest and devout. There believe this will always be met by inhas been no difficulty in finding suitable creased donations. Our dear brother, spheres for the men who have left during Mr. Charlesworth, fills the place of Master the
year, but rather a lack of men to fill the to our great joy, and to the evident beneplaces offering, many of the churches raising fit of all the boys. We thank God for too small a sum to be sufficient for the all his gdodness; and we also thank our maintenance of married brethren. Minis- dear friends, both rich and poor, for their ters educated in the College are, many of abounding generosity, and for all their them, now occupying leading positions in gifts, both in money and goods for bazaar, the denomination, and many others have clothing, and provisions. created for themselves, by the Lord's good On Monday, February 24th, five of the band, positions which are so much ground youths educated at the Orphanage were gained from the enemy. The College has baptised at the Tabernacle, together with been a home mission, and prayer is con- our friend Mr. V. J. Charlesworth, the stantly offered that it may do more for the Master, who gave an address explaining heathen ;-the
prayer is already answered his reasons for being baptised as a bein a measure. The great want is a building liever. Mr. Charlesworth was formerly suitable for its purposes. The President an Independent. has in hand about half the money needed, We intended to have given some acbut requires from £5000 to £7000, more. count of Mr. Orsman's work this month, May God. our eternal helper, raise us up but from extreme pressure upon our time friends who will provide us this amount. No have not been able to manage it. He 8 a needless expenditure will be incurred, the noble worker, and deserves the gratitude buildings are absolutely necessary if the of us all for doing work which few men
The Lord has need of would attempt, and fewer still could perthis larger house for the school of the form. We honour him in our heart of prophets, and we prayfully cry to him to hearts. incline his stewards to help us in its We are glad to see that our friend, Mr. erection. The buildings will, in some Birch of Manchester, is printing his sermeasure be used on the Sabbath for mons weekly. They are full of life, love, Sunday Schools and other purposes; our and power. He is not only a philanthrochurch has not its due proportion of pist but a genius. He needs a larger Sabbath School Scholars, and we hope house to preach in, and we hope the to see the number greatly increased North, with its stupendous woalth, will when rooms are built. Where the funds not keep back, but put him up a meetingwill come from we cannot tell, but we house at once. Would to God that inore hope that spontaneous gifts will do the merchants would serve the Lord a6 Mr.
Birch is doing. The Orphanage is bringing in fruit. We have good tidings from our late We heard of one of the lads, who is out student, Mr. Groombridge, from Aden; at business, joining the church in the he is on his way to China.
work is to go on.
first year of Mr. Collins' pastorate, and prospects are bright for the future. The friends have lately made a presentation to the Pastor's wife, and mutual love and esteem are the order of the day; in all this we greatly rejoice. Mr. Collins is in all ways an excellent brother.
The Sabbath School Teachers of the
Will our friends pray very specially for our two brethren in Spain, and for all the saints in that country. Political changes cause us deep anxiety for their welfare.
The church at Redruth, Cornwall, is moving on under the care of our admirable friend, Mr. E. J. Edwards. They wish to build a chapel, and it is important that they should do so. We ought to look well to Cornwall, and maintain all our posts there, for they are few and feeble. We recommend the case of Redruth very strongly.
The friends at the Iron Chapel, Eastbourne, deserve the aid of all visitors to that delightful watering-place. They have a heavy debt, and are trying to pay off some of it by a bazaar; they need help.
Baptist Union Arbitration Committee.This Committee is now prepared to enter on operations. Dr. Angus is chairman for the year. Applications for the services of the Committee are to be made to the Secretary of the Union, J. H. Millard, B.A., Huntingdon.
We are glad to hear of peace and prosperity at Penge Tabernacle. More than fifty have joined the church during the
Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle.
Statement of Receipts from January 20th, 1672, to February 19th, 1873.
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10 0 0
5 0 0
5 0 0 A Friend in Scotland 20 0 0 Mr. Croker
1 0 0 A Reader 0 5 0 Vr. H. White
1 16 0 Mr. W. Lockwood 1 0 0 Mrs. II. White
1 1 0 Mrs. Brown 1 0 0 Mr. Smith
1 0 0 A Friend, per Mr. Lardner
0 5 0
1 1 6
0 10 0 Mr. J. Law 0 3 2 Mr. A. Ward
10 A Friend 0 10 0 Mr. G. Bantick
2 0 0 Evening Classes 15 15 0 Mr. J. Witney
0lt 0 Mr. Janes A. Gordon
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0 lt 0 Mr. C. Mackinnon...
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1 4 6 B, S. B. 2 0 0 A Friend
2 "T. C. L. 3 3 0 Mr. J. Vince
0 16 0 Mr. S. Cameron 010 0 Mr. Storer
5 0 Maryport Friends 1 0 0 Mr. Corrick
1 W. B. 10 0 0 Mr. Romang
2 0 0 1 0 0 Mr. Hellier
8 0 0 Mr. H. Lever 0 7 6 Mr. Hobson
4 0 Mr. T. Gregory
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4 Mr. D. Vacpherson 0 5 0 Mr. Padgett
1 0 0 Mr. Court 0 0 0 Mr. Court
( 5 0 Mr. J. Hughes 1 0 0 A Friend
5 Mrs. Hughes 0 0 0 A Friend
1 2 6 Mr. J. T. Hughes 0 10 0 A Friend
(1 10 0 Mr. L. Guthrie 5 0 0 Miss Bunser
2 8 6 Sergeant llackett 2 10 0 Mr. Iryer
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