Happy Friday everyone! Today’s free download, usually $7.95, is The Centrality of the Cross by Jesse Penn-Lewis. Click here to download.
The real trouble about understanding the sixth of Romans is not a theological, but a moral one. When we sincerely want deliverance from the power of sin, it is within our reach. It lies just here for the simple soul who will take the statements as a fact. For the sake of a lost world, let us have no ‘moral’ hindrances to our knowing the reality of the Cross. If men and women would be utterly willing for the deepest work of the Cross to be wrought in or applied to them, there would be a trembling of the powers of hell, a shaking of the kingdom of darkness. The pivotal secret of God’s plan for the redemption of a lost world lies in the meaning of Romans 6. The central fact of the Cross being the sinner’s cross, as well as the Saviour’s.
In this book, Jessie Penn-Lewis presents instructive and illuminating studies on the centrality of the cross and its relationship to various aspects of the believer’s life and service.
Penn-Lewis (1861-1927), was a Welsh evangelical speaker and author of a number of Christian evangelical works. She was involved in the 1904-1905 Welsh Revival, one of the largest Christian revivals ever to break out, although the revival was abruptly shortened with the mental and physical collapse of one of the leaders, Evan Roberts. Penn-Lewis traveled extensively as a spokeswoman for the YWCA. Her travels included audiences in Russia, Scandinavia, Canada, the U.S., and India.
Penn-Lewis was influenced by the reformed South African writer Andrew Murray among others, and her books contain quotes from him and references to his works. Frank Buchman, founder of the Oxford Group, credits Penn-Lewis with helping him to turn his life around from depression when he heard her speak at a Keswick Convention. She was a major chronicler and wrote an article each week in the “Life of Faith”. She authored several books like War on the Saints, The Cross of Calvary, The Cross-The Touchstone of Faith, and The Law of Passivity. Lewis was an ardent supporter of Dispensationalism.
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