Out of My Heart Author:Agnes Sligh Turnbull This is the spiritual autobiography of an exceptional women. In describing her childhood, Agnes Sligh Turnbull says that like St. nPaul she was brought up "in the most straitest sect of our religion" - in her case, Scotch-Irish Presbyterianism. The family home in a cillage of western Pennsylvannia was just across the street from the most impos... more »ing of the three Presbyterian churches that were required to satify the denominational differences of a population of five hundred. But you will find no narrow sectarianism in this warn, human teastament of a woman who seeks only to pass on to others the lessons life has taught her.
To those who question their own value in these times of tension and despair, Mrs. Turnbull offers consolation in the words of Solomon: "The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord." Even as an earthly father draws strength from the love and happiness of his children, so does the Eternal draw strength from the glowing spirit of man.
With simplicity and humilty she counsels us to have the fortitude to accept hardship without rebellion, to rejoice in happiness, to love ungrudgingly, not to deny our doubts but to transcend them. In sharing freely with us her own experiences - the blunders and achievemnets, the trials and joys - she enables us to share also the wisdom and understanding she has gained through them.« less