From the Preface:
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Another book on holiness! Has not everything been said about that blessed Bible truth, that can possibly be put into print? Are writers not simply threshing old straw when they present again the lines of truth that converge to form the doctrine, and describe the experience of the second work of grace?
Perhaps this is true. But just as we need new sermons, and fresh discourses on important themes, in order that great truths may have the peculiar quality and flavor of the mind and heart through which they pass, so we need new books on holiness. We cannot have too many, or read too much, about so important a truth and so necessary an experience as heart purity. Inasmuch as the Holy Scriptures declare that without it no man shall see the Lord, every person able clearly to express himself in writing should do his best to spread this needful spiritual possession by the printed page, as well as by the spoken word.
Another reason why more books on holiness should be written is, that some one will catch the special intellectual bent of one author, who will have missed the point expressed by some one else. If the message is inspired of the Holy Ghost, be assured some heart is waiting to be enlightened thereby.
That this effort shall help some soul to obtain and live the life of heart purity is the sole reason for the labor of its production. With an earnest prayer for the blessing of the Master to abide upon each earnest reader of its lines, this work is sent forth.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: WHAT WAS THE ESTATE WHICH WE LOST?
Chapter 2: HOW THE ESTATE WAS LOST
Chapter 3: CAN THE LOST ESTATE BE RECOVERED?
Chapter 4: THE PROCESS OF RECOVERY – REGENERATION
Chapter 5: THE BOUNDARIES OF REGENERATION
Chapter 6: IS REGENERATION THE EXTENT OF SALVATION IN THIS LIFE?
Chapter 7: CAN CARNALITY BE ERADICATED IN THIS LIFE?
Chapter 8: IS THE ERADICATION OF THE CARNAL NATURE DESIRABLE?
Chapter 9: IS HOLINESS A NECESSITY OR A LUXURY?
Chapter 10: ENTIRE SANCTIFICATION
Chapter 11: COMPLETE CONSECRATION, OR THE HUMAN SIDE OF THE EXPERIENCE
Chapter 12: FAITH, OR HOW IS THE DIVINE SIDE OF THE EXPERIENCE OF ENTIRE SANCTIFICATION ACCOMPLISHED?
Chapter 13: IS HOLINESS INVARIABLY A SECOND WORK OF GRACE?
Chapter 14: IS HOLINESS OBTAINABLE IN THIS LIFE?
Chapter 15: THAT PORTION OF THE "LOST ESTATE" WHICH IS RESTORED AFTER DEATH
Chapter 16: LIVING THE HOLY LIFE
About the author:
Dr. Joseph Grant Morrison (1871-1939) was converted and called to be a preacher at a young age. He was known as the "Soldier of the Cross." His heart was for missions, and he took part in them and also encouraged people to do the same as the General Superintendent of the Nazarene Church. Though he surely never regretted it, missions is what finally ended his life. He caught dysentery during his travels in South America.
He left a grand spiritual heritage, and was the author of many books, including 'Interesting Incidents,' 'Our Lost Estate,' 'Achieving Faith,' 'The Christian Sabbath,' 'A Dialog on Eternal Security,' 'The Stewardship of Prayer,' and 'The Stewardship of Fasting.