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AUTHORITY AND SPIRITUAL POWER

 by F. Henry Edwards

In this book the author talks of the two most fundamental aspects of the gospel as expressed through the Church. A fine building filled with worshipers or thousands of them bonded together by fraternal ties do not meet the needs of the human spirit unless they are motivated by spiritual power.

The authority to function as ministers for Christ makes this power effectual in the world. These two—authority and spiritual power—are the sine qua non of the Christian religion.

In the nine chapters of this little book, the author discusses the various aspects of ministry, the sacraments, prayer, the keys of the Kingdom, spiritual gifts, and eternal life.

The book is designed for a study course and is also good for meditative reading. Each chapter is preceded by an outline to assist the teacher who presents the subject matter.