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No Cross No Crown

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Outlining a life of discipleship in Christ, William Penn addresses topics relevant today such as daily bearing the cross, worship and our inner character. Selleck's modern English translation makes this classic (written in 1668) easily readable in the 21st century.
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Published October 28th 2010 by Penn Books (first published 1839)
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Skaught Graham
May 16, 2014 Skaught Graham rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was originally a pamphlet that William Penn wrote "at his leisure" while serving time in the Tower of London, for his Quaker beliefs. It was written over 300 years ago, yet he deals with subjects that are as fresh and as common as what a believer in Christ deals with today. To be sure, it was written in another time, yet we all struggle with similar issues in any age. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a source of inspiration to live the life that God would have ...more
Jan 26, 2009 Jed added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people interested in early Quakerism
Shelves: theology
Penn argues for rejecting the values of the material world in exchange for eternal life. If everyone followed his advice, it would be a dreary world indeed. However, he makes the point that we distract ourselves from what matters by all the shiny, glittery things we surround ourselves with. There's probably some truth in that.
Gregg Koskela
In the top ten of the books that have most impacted my life. Themes of sacrifice and surrender are key for my life. I find the Ronald Selleck edition helpful, although some criticize it for taking too many liberties in updating the language.
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