Monday, 1 November 2010

City of the Seven Hills

by Henry Grattan Guinness

You have never read a book like this before. At once majestic poetry, sweeping history and stirring devotional, it is a masterpiece which would become any bookshelf. At heart, it is a history of Rome in poetic form, from the beginnings of the Empire through to its ultimate fate in the book of Revelation.

The poetry on the life of Christ is among the most sublime and Christ-exalting poetry you will ever read. An extensive appendix at the back of the book provides historical evidences for all author's verse and his accounts of the suffering of the martyrs will stir the heart of any reader.

The poem culminates with the final victory and vindication of the Lord Jesus.

Read this sample poetry from the book:
Though at His bidding winds and waves were still,
Though earth and heaven but waited on His will,
Yet all for us He wandered in the wild,
Of pain the heir, of poverty the child.
O never did there bloom beneath the skies
So fair a flower as this; nor mortal eyes
Behold the perfect loveliness of grace,
Without a shadow - save in Jesus' face.

Henry Grattan Guinness (1835-1910)
was a nineteenth century evangelist and author. A grandson of brewery founder Arthur Guinness, he gave up his inheritance after conversion to become a preacher of the gospel. A friend of D.L. Moody and Hudson Taylor, he maintained an interest in missionary work throughout his life and founded the East London Missionary Training Institute. His ambition was "to live preaching and to die preaching." He was an active preacher and was widely used of God during the 1859 revival. He was also a prolific author.

Part of the Crimond Classics series by Crimond House Publications.

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