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In The Shadow of Grace: The Life and Meditations of G. Campbell Morgan

September 26, 2011

In the Shadow of Grace (Baker Accademic, 2007) members of G. Campbell Morgans family have joined with the faculty of Chicago Theological Seminary that houses the G. Campbell library to create a short 121 page work celebrating the life and work of one of the greatest Bible expositors of his generation. As a avid reader of Morgans works I was somewhat familure with his story but this book helped him come more fully alive and multidimensional. Using previously unpublished letters, sermons, and personal family memories the difficulties, challenges and personal issues are explored in light of how they influenced his treaching and pastoring. Of special interest to me was a large section of a sermon Morgan preached upon turning 50 (my next birthday). The theme of the book is summerized in a quote from Morga himself, ” Inevitably there comes a crisis, sooner or later….in which we are brought to the appalling sense of our own…weakness. That is a great hour”. Chapter 5 was especially fascinating as it dealt with Morgans response to the Titanic sinking and the outbreak of a world war and Morgan’s attempts to pastoraly guide his flock through those difficult times of crisis. This book will be both informationaly rich and spiritualy uplifting to all who read with an open heart.

  1. Alice Robbins permalink

    Hey Kevin! Did you get my email? I have been trying to contact you. Can you let me know if you did not get it. . . it is about next summer and the EuroCup and CCU . . . Thanks! Alice

    • drkevinturner22 permalink

      Sorry Alice, I did not recieve an e-mail. I am meeting with last years CCU Poland Team on Sunday. Jess and Dr. Gary Ewin are leading the team this spring. I am not sure why my regular e-mail is not working for us but this method sees to work. Hope all is well! You are in our prayers. Blessings KT

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