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Precious Chain of Books #4 - 151 years ago

Charles Doe Dr. Thomas Precious Chain of Books reading

From: A Cyclopaedia of Illustrations of Moral and Religious Truths: Consisting of Definitions, Metaphors, Similes, Emblems, Contrasts, Analogies, Statistics, Synonyms, Anecdotes, etc. etc. by John Bate, 1865. The Influence of Good Books by Dr. Thomas.  It is recorded that Bunny's "Resolution" roused Richard Baxter to concern, and Sibbes' "Bruised Reed" led him to the Saviour. Baxter then wrote the "Call to the Unconverted," which was blessed to Philip Doddridge, who afterwards wrote the "Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul." This book gave the first religious impressions to William Wilberforce, then M.P. for the county of York, who produced the...

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