From the author's introduction:
Read alsoMy Wife: Maud Frederick Chapman
From the author's introduction:My first thought was to prepare some memorial notes of my wife to be preserved in manuscript form, interspersed with such pictures as were available, for the comfort of our children and me. But as I thought upon the matter, it occurred to me that there are many friends besides the family who would desire a copy of…
Some months ago I submitted the manuscript of a baccalaureate address to Mr. P. H. Lunn, Assistant Manager of the Nazarene Publishing House. Mr. Lunn said he had no objection to the manuscript, but that its interested readers could not be many, and that he did not advise its publication.
“But,” said Mr. Lunn, “I wish you would give us a book composed of your camp meeting sermons. People would read a book like that and be profited by it. In fact we need just such a book on our list right now.”
I thought it over a little, then told Mr. Lunn that the idea was new to me, and I was not sure it was feasible. I asked him how I would go about it to produce such a book, what would he call it, and how would he go about it to distribute it. He was ready with his answers. “Just write out sermons you have preached in the camp meetings as nearly like you preached them as you can. We will publish them under the title of ‘Camp Meeting Sermons.’ We will advertise the book in our usual way and the people will buy it and read it.”
Well, it was all very simple. But now it has been several months and I have just managed to get the first part of that program accomplished. I shall hand the manuscript to Mr. Lunn when I pass through his office next Monday. Then I shall wait with interest to see how well the publishers and purchasers and readers will do their part. And I shall hope they do theirs much better than I have been able to do mine.
As I have prayed when I attempted to preach these sermons by word of mouth, I shall now pray that the Spirit of God shall attend them as they go out in written form, that souls may be blessed and saved and sanctified and established in the grace of God through their instrumentality.
The Table of Contents are as follows:
Sermon 1: THE WAY TO GOD
Sermon 2: THE CONDITIONS OF SALVATION
Sermon 3: INESCAPABLE ALTERNATIVES
Sermon 4: THE CRISIS OF SANCTIFICATION
Sermon 5: ENTIRE SANCTIFICATION
Sermon 6: GOD IS ABLE
Sermon 7: ON PRAYER
Sermon 8: DIVINE HEALING FOR THE BODY
Sermon 9: THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
Sermon 10: THE COST OF REJECTION