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STUDENTS AND THE MODERN MISSIONARY should serve to enlist volunteers for
years to come, and here is informaStudent Volunteer Movement for Foreign
tion enough to make us all encycloMissions at Nashville, Tennessee, 1906. pedias of missions. The orderly ar8vo. 713 pp. $1.50. Student Volunteer
rangement and complete index make Movement, New York. 1906.
the volume thoroughly useful. Don't The quadrennial conventions of
fail to buy it and use it. Student Volunteers have a worldwide reputation for their powerful Missions
SUNDAY-SCHOOL. A addresses and inspiring influence. Manual of Methods. By Martha B. Each gathering seems to outstrip all
215 pp. 50 cents. The that have gone before in the spiritual
Young People's Missionary Movement,
New York, 1906. tone, the number
number of missionary statesmen in attendance, the impor
Books on missionary instruction tance of the topics discussed and in
for young people are rapidly increasthe number of lives brought into ing. We hope that their use will
grow as rapidly. Missions in the closer harmony with the will of God. This year over 4,000 delegates gath- Sunday-school have been a comparaered for a 5 days' convention; of tively neglected field, but the day is these over 3,000 were students, ' 156 coming fast when it will be vigorforeign missionaries, and the remain- ously tilled both in the interests of der presidents and instructors of edu
the school and of missionary work. cational institutions, officers of vari
Marion Lawrence calls this book a ous young people's organizations, edi- very gold mine of suggestions." It tors, etc. It is, of course, impossi
is practical and explicit in its ideas ble to reproduce on a printed page
Pictures and diagrams the stirring effect of these spoken give added light. The chapters deal addresses, but they are of permanent
with fundamental principles, organivalue and
zation, exercises, mission study classscarcely fail to be felt by those who
es, materials, giving, prayer and pracread them. Such messages as “The
tical work. Superintendents and misInadequacy of the Non-Christian Re- sionary committees will find this volligions,” by Robert E. Speer; “The
most useful. They have no Lordship of Jesus Christ," by J. longer-if they ever had—an excuse Campbell White; “The Relation of for failing to give the work of God Diplomacy to Christian Missions,” by
in other fields a place in the SundayHon. John W. Foster; “Unprecedent
school. ed Opportunities in the Far East,"
MISSIONARY STORIES FOR SUNDAYby Dr. A. J. Brown, stir the soul
SCHOOL. Second series. Edited by George even in print. The masterly surveys Harvey Trull. 2 pamphlets. Presbyteof the mission fields by such men and
rian Board of Foreign Missions, New
York. 1906. women as Rev. Donald Fraser and Wm. H. Sheppard, of Africa; S. R.
This second series of studies for l'inton, of Burma; Dr. Hunter Cor- the junior, intermediate and senior bett, Miss Patterson and Frank A. grades are timely addenda to the volKeller, of China ; James B. Rodgers, ume mentioned above. They give of the Philippines, and Mr. and Mrs. the material for specific missionary S. M. Zwemer, of Arabia, bring a studies in the lives of great missionwealth of information within aries to the Red Men of America and reach that can scarcely be found in the Black Men of Africa. These any other volume.
lives furnish information and inspiraHere is material and suggestion tion. John Eliot, David Brainerd, for countless missionary addresses; Marcus Whitman, Egerton Young, here
are "Macedonian calls" that Robert Moffat, Samuel Crowther, ety, Macao, China. Pamphlet. 1906.
David Livingstone, Alexander Mac- writers might be thought to have bor-
COMING AMERICANS. Katharine R. Crowell.
The Willet Press, 5 work.
West 20th St., New York. 1906. A Mission's CATECHISM. By Rev. F. San
The purpose of this new booklet ders Reed, D.D. Booklet, 25 cents. Hun
for juniors is to interest "Americangerford-Holbrook Co., Watertown, New born" children in "American-made" York. 1900.
children. The life of the immigrant This is a unique little booklet deal- child is pictured and described. Suging with the principles and facts of gestive questions are appended and missions in the form of questions and side topics and references added. answers. Probably few will use the This is a worthy addition to Viss catechism in its present form, but it Crowell's other missionary booklets is suggestive and packed with infor- for juniors. mation as to men, places and events.
Mr. Henry Goodman, in “Trusting POINTS FOR Pastors on Monthly Concerts
and Toiling," has a thoughtful paper of Prayer for Missions. Rev. A. W. Halsey, D.D. Leaflet. Presbyterian
on Israel's place in the Divine Plan, Board of Foreign Missions, New York. as indicated by the three typical trees 1906.
--the fig, olive and lime, which he Pastors should obtain this suggest- treats as types of Israel's national poive leaflet, which gives them topics, sition, covenant privilege and spiritual plans and sources of information for blessing. This brief paper evinces 110 their missionary meetings. Doctor Hal- little study of scripture and careful sey has done an immense amount of comparison of its teachings, and is reading for them and here refers only both interesting and instructive, espeto the cream. Send a 2-cent stamp
cially to those who desire to know for the leaflet and follow its sugges- God's mind touching the Jewish nations. Hundreds of pastors have al
tion. ready found it most useful.
A Mission's CATECHISM. By Rev. J. Sanorigin, languages, translations, canon, ders Reed, D.D. Booklet. 25 cents. symbols, inspiration, alleged errors and Hungerford-Holbrook Co., Watertown, contradictions, plan, science, compari- New York. 1906. son with other sacred books, etc.
PASTORS Concerning the It will be seen what abundant Monthly Concert of Prayer for Misground is covered here, and well sions. Leaflet. Board of F. M. Prescovered. It is written from the most byterian Church. 1906. conservative point of view, and show's Korea. (Mission Study Popularized). By very careful and painstaking study. A Edward A. Marshall. Pamphlet. 15 second edition was called for within cents. Bible Institute Colportage Assofour months after the first. It is a ciation, Chicago. 1906. book of about 325 pp. and full of in- THE CONVERTED Catholic. (Bound volstructive matter. We noted frequent ume). Edited by Rev. James A. O'Conquotations and appropriations of mat- nor, New York. 1906. ter from other writers, which it would GLEANINGS FROM SOUTH CHIXA. Souvenir be well in a subsequent edition to volume of the Bible Missionary Sociacknowledge as such, otherwise other
SOME OF THE LEADING PERIODICALS OF JAPAN
I krizi Zasshi (Economist) 2 k yoiku Sekai (Educational World) 3 Jidai Shicho (Topics for the Times) 4 Rikugo-Zusshi (Cosmos) (Unitarian) 5 Shinjin (Ebina's paper) 6 kroiku Jikken K'ni (Practical Educator) 7 Meiji no Joshi (Young Women's C. A.) (English Section) 8 Shin Bukkyo (New Buddhism) 9 The Sun Trade Journal (English Section) 10 Seikyo Shimpo (Greek Church) II k'ove (Voice) (Roman Catholic) 12 kuni no Hikari (Temperance) (English Section) 13 Nichiyo Sushi (English Church) 14 Jogaku Sekai (Woman's Educational World) 15 The Young Women of Japan (English) 16 kirisutokyo Seinen (Y.M.C.A. i (English Section) 17 Jitsugyo no Nihon (Industrial Japan) 18 Taiyo (Sun) (English Section) 19 Chuo koron (Buddhisi) 29 Dai Nihon (Presbyterian)
SOME OF THE LEADING SECULAR AND RELIGIOUS PERIODICALS IN JAPAN (See titles and character on other side. See also p. 647)
A CHINESE NATIONAL CHRISTIAN
the religion may find in a native ChiCHURCH
nese who has the confidence of the emA prominent missionary writes from pire and people a proper leader! China that a very conspicuous writer, in one of the main newspapers of
PASTOR UANG'S MANIFESTO Peking, himself a Buddhist, has writ- The recent publication of the maniten a startling article in which he advo- festo of Pastor Uang Hsu-Sheng, of a cates the establishment of the Jesus San Francisco Presbyterian Chinese Church in China. His argument is Church, is similar to this. The docuequally noteworthy.
ment was issued secretly to the Chinese He begins by calling attention to the Christians in Shanghai, and calls upon present trend toward radical reforms. them to unite and form a National Then he notes that all important re- Church for the Chinese—“The Chinese form movements emanate from the Self-dependent Church of Jesus," to be West, and that when traced they are controlled by the Chinese without any found to crystalize about a man or reference to foreigners. Pastor Cang group of men; that these reformers, declared in forcible phraseology that, when they are studied as to the source as a result, "enduring prosperity and of their ideas and inspirations, are peace will be enjoyed by all, the Lord's found to be imbued with the Jesus' re- Kingdom will speedily come to China, ligion. And so the writer concludes the masses will be influenced, our nathat the surest way to promote re- tion by this opportunity will turn forms is to introduce and foster the from weakness to strength, and when Jesus Church and faith. But he also our eyes have been rubbed awake, shall concludes that the reform work can behold a most happy path before the only be successfully carried on in Church, and fortune's road before the China by natives, not forcigners; and Chinese nation." so he logically argues that some emi- We can not but regret in this docunent man must connect himself with
ment an apparent lack of Christian the Jesus religion, understand all about spirit, a misreading of history, an eviit, become imbued with it, and then be- dent jealousy of foreigners, an anticome the representative head of it in dynastic spirit, and a magnifying of China; so that all that is good about the nation's fame as a satisfying ob