R0888-8 A Word From Brother Adamson

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Brother Adamson desires us to lay before you the following message:—

„I have met with one and believe there are others who thought the „Dawn” could scarcely be newly suggestive on the subjects it treats. The person mentioned being a WATCH TOWER reader and familiar with the views of the author of „Dawn” is now, after examining a copy, very enthusiastic in its praise, and is introducing it to the attention of the best minds in this city and making sales.

I think there are other readers of the TOWER who will be glad to have their attention called very particularly to this book which they perhaps thought might be dispensed with because they are readers of the TOWER and therefore have in that form the author’s latest and brightest thoughts.

Such forget that while the province of the journal is to give the narrow view of what lies at our feet, next to us, the book form is needful to giving forth broad and comprehensive views. And all who take up the wonderful book we are commending will get the order and sweep of the broad view as against the necessarily more disconnected story as told in the various monthly issues of the TOWER.

I do not intend to „notice” the book, but believe competent critics will agree that none of the many books on Evidences of Christianity gives in such compact form and lucid phrase what Christians need to know and remember in this direction, as the opening chapters on Divine Revelation in Millennial Dawn.

In the important chapters on „The Kingdom of God” and „Kingdoms of this world,” there is the same masterly arrangement of the facts and calm deductions so far above the common idle speculation on these glorious themes.

I mention one more topic, Jehovah’s Day. Surely no other student of „last things” has seen as clearly and written as boldly yet truthfully and reverently on this theme, as the author of „Millennial Dawn.” Yet in the last chapter of his book, the author has given clearer pictures of the scenes and events of the Day of Wrath, and applied the Scriptures more pertinently as God’s illustrations, than in any other writings from his pen.

Every man of means who prizes the truth ought to buy a dozen or a hundred copies and sell or loan them. If you cannot preach publicly, you could not find a better substitute than copies of „Dawn” loaned to good minds. Here is a book no one need be ashamed to hand to the most polished or refined. If composition, breadth of thought and importance of subject are all considered, it is second to nothing on earth except alone the book of books.



— September, 1886 —