October 31st, 2020

The Cross of Christ & A Thrift Store Used Books Haul

The Cross of Christ & A Thrift Store Used Books Haul

'Christ's Prayer Before His Passion-Expository Sermons on John 17' Volume One by Anthony Burgess

'The Suffering Saviour: Meditations On The Last Days Of Christ' by F. W. Krummacher

'The Works Of William Perkins' Volume 9 ('A Declaration of the True Manner of Knowing Christ Crucified' text "God forbid that I should rejoice, but in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ" Gal. 6:14)

'From Heaven He Came and Sought Her: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological and Pastoral Perspective' Edited by David Gidson & Jonathan Gibson

'In America' A Novel by Susan Sontag

'Vedic Mathematics' by Jagadguru Swami Sri

'The Third Reich' A Novel by Roberto Bolano Translated From The Spanish By Natasha Wimmer

'The True Story of Hansel and Gretel' A Novel by Louise Murphy

'Tess of the D'Urbervilles' A Novel by Thomas Hardy

'The Vorrh' Fantasy Fiction by B. Catling

'The Outer Lands: A Natural History Guide to Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Block Island, and Long Island' by Dorothy Sterling illustrated by Winifed Lubell

'Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography' by Jean H. Baker

'Washington' An abridgment in one volumes By Richard Harwell of the seven volume George Washington By Douglas Southall Freeman

'Collected Stories of William Faulkner'

'The Infatuations' A Novel by Javier Marias

'France: The Tragic Years-An Eyewitness Account Of War, Occupation And Liberation' by Sisley Huddleston

'The Whole of Their Lives: Communism in America-A Personal History and Intimate Portrayal of its Leaders' by Benjamin Gitlow With a Foreword by Max Eastman

'Back To Blood' A Novel by Tom Wolfe

'Shark' A Novel by Will Self

'The Wives Of Henry VIII' biography by Antonia Fraser

'Rabbit Is Rich' A Novel by John Updike
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Deuteronomistic History

It is 5:19 PM Saturday afternoon here in West Michigan. Outside this evening it is sunny and not too cold. It has been predicted to snow tomorrow, November is the 1st..

I got up this morning around 6:30 AM. I got up made a fresh pot of coffee and then messed with our main computer. After messing with our main computer I ate breakfast and then wrote in my paper diary. I read again this morning some of Anthony Burgess Sermons on Chapter 17 of The Gospel of John. I also filmed a video this morning for my Youtube channel. I mainly showed folks in this video the used books I found last week at local thrift stores (like Goodwill, Salvation Army, Bibles For Mexico, & Ditto's).

Late this morning since it was so nice out I decided to go fill up our old Dodge van with gas and then visit a thrift store called Ditto's I had not checked out this week for used books. At Ditto's I found only one used book to add to our library, the book is titled, 'The Ordeal Of Elizabeth Marsh: A Woman In World History' biography by Linda Colley. After Ditto's I visited our downtown bookstore called Reader's World to look around since I going right by the store. (Tomorrow morning I have to pick up a stack of Sunday newspaper's for Carol at Reader's World). I looked around at Reader's World did not see anything. Next I decided to stop at our library to see what used books they had for sale (due to COVID-19 the library used books store The Book Nook has been closed since March 2020), the library only has for sale a few used books/withdraws from their system/due to the plague the library does not take any longer accept book donations. I found one used book at the library to buy which was titled, 'Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766' by Fred Anderson.

I arrived home from my running around at 12:05 PM turned on our TV to watch college football and ate left over pizza for lunch. I will close now to drift. Carol did called this afternoon, her and the grandkids were planning to decorate cookies.

"4. To know Christ implieth also that we acknowledge the great love of the Father in sending his only Son thus to mediate for us: Therefore it's added, whom thou hast sent, and for this reason it's said, he that knoweth and honoureth the Son, must know and honour the Father also, Joh. 5.23. For from the Father comes the Spring of all this love, He so loved the world that he gave his only Son, Joh. 3. and certainly this is of great consequence to know the Father sent Christ into the world, for hereby we may be assured that all the obedience and suf∣ferings of Christ shall be accepted of by the Father; We need not fear it or doubt of it, for the Father did make the first motion as it were to the Sonne, Though the Sonne also did readily and voluntarily undertake it; Now how great a matter was this, for God the Father to do? Was not Christ the only begotten and beloved of the Father? Did he not come out of his Fathers bosome to the Crosse, and shall not this make us return all thankfulness and obedience unto him.

Lastly, This must necessarily imply a knowledge of our misery and damnable condition by sinne: For if we were not lost what need had we of a Saviour? If we were not sinners what need of a Mediatour? So that the acknowledging

of a Christ sent into the world to be a Mediatour is the beleeving also of man by nature to be the child of wrath, the Enemy of God, one who may not come into his presence, or expect the least hope of mercy, till an Advocate and Intercessour come and pleade his cause, so that this Knowledge of a Christ should be accompanied with great affections and workings of heart, it should breed shame, fear, and confusion in us, it should breed an hungering and thirsting after Christ, an esteem of him as the only Remedy; In Christ only is our fullness, our sins would undo us, were it not for his righteousness, our iniquities would overthrow us; Did not be intercede, blessed art thou then when this Knowledge is like fire in thy bosome, kindling holy flames within thee. . ." Anthony Burgess Sermon 18
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