|About the Book|
The Sermons of John Angell James includes 59 of James addresses and sermons given throughout his life. From subjects like Happiness and Youth Warned! to Sins Remembered and Prayers Practiced James brings us closer to Him through his inspired words. Many are saying, Who can show us any good? Look on us with favor, Lord. You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and new wine abound. (Psalm 4:6-7) Reader, this little tract comes to you with the high pretension, (and a higher one it cannot make, ) of pointing out to you what true happiness is, where it is to be found, and how it is to be obtained. To such a subject you cannot be, ought not to be, and are not, indifferent. As one among the countless millions whose dwelling-place is in a valley of tears, and as a part of the whole creation, which groans and travails in pain together until now, you are interested in a treatise which addresses you in the character of a comforter, to perform the charitable office of lightening your weeping eyes, and hushing the sighs of your troubled bosom. John Angell James was an English Nonconformist clergyman, writer and ardent slavery abolitionist.