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THE GREAT QUESTION:

WILL YOU CONSIDER THE SUBJECT

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PERSONAL RELIGION ?

BY

HENRY A. BOARDMAN, D.D.

PHILADELPHIA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

LONDON:
THE RELIGIOUS TRACT SOCIETY ;

Instituted 1799.

DEPOSITORIES, 56, PATERNOSTER-ROW;
65, st. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD, AND 164, PICCADILLY

AND SOLD BY THE BOOKSELLERS.

1833
141.a, 24

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PREFACE.

It is an every-day occurrence to meet with persons who “feel no interest” in the subject of religion, and who, on this ground, excuse themselves from giving their attention to it. I have in very many instances wanted some suitable book to place in the hands of persons of this description.

Within a certain broad and, comprehensive sphere, Baxter's “Call,” Alleine's“ “ Alarm," Doddridge's “Rise and Progress,” or Halyburton's “Great Concern of Salvation,” might answer the purpose. But with a great number of individuals, not one of these admirable works could be used with any hope of its being read.

Had I known where to find a book to meet the case, the present volume would not have been written. It has grown out of a conscious and urgent want.

That it will fully supply this acknowledged and serious deficiency in our practical religious literature, I do not allow myself to believe.

But I hope it may prove an acceptable offering to some who are either neglecting their own duty, or who have friends to whom they would like to propose the question_“ WILL YOU CONSIDER THE SUBJECT OF

PERSONAL RELIGION ?”

With these views, the work is humbly commended to His blessing, who alone can make it an instrument of good.

H. A. B.

PHILADELPHIA, April, 1855.

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