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Memoirs of a Joyous Exile and a Worldly Christian

James M. Houston

Publisher: ‎ Cascade Books; Illustrated edition (Dec 6 2019)
Language: ‎ English
Paperback: ‎ 154 pages
ISBN-10: ‎ 153268004X
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1532680045
Item weight: ‎ 204 g
Dimensions: ‎ 13.97 x 0.99 x 21.59 cm

About the Book

This book traces personal memoirs to encourage others in their personal sense of insecurity to be freed by God’s grace, to become bold “in Christ.” It binds memoirs of the inner self, with one’s opportunities of public service. Two highlights are recorded: how three Soviet leaders as Christians negotiated with three American Christian leaders, to prevent a nuclear holocaust; and how crowds saying the Lord’s prayer, as they marched into Romanian towns, overcame the dictatorship. The Western press has never recorded both of these events.    

Contents 

Preface

Introduction

  1. Childhood Memories Reawakened

  2. Memoirs of the Second World War

  3. Doctorate Studies at Oxford

  4. Expanding Horizons at Oxford Through New Friendships

  5. Marriage and Family Life at Oxford

  6. Teaching at Oxford

  7. Extending Vision Through a Mystical Encounter and Latin American Studies

  8. Adventures with Malcolm Muggeridge and Expanding  Latin American Horizons

  9. The Tragedy of Our Little Jonathan

  10. The Founding of Regent College

  11. Our First Students, Our First Years, at Regent--and a Few Distinguished Alumni

  12. Further Latin American Horizons

  13. Becoming a "Worldly Christian"

  14. My Confidante, Ernst van Eeghen

  15. Living as a "Worldly Christian"

  16. Book Publishing and the Mindset of Landscape Studies

  17. Recent Travels in the Far East

  18. Rita, as Wife and Mother

  19. The Family Facing Rita's Dementia

  20. Walking Through the Valley

Conclusion

What Others Say About the Book

Douglas M. Johnston Jr.,
President Emeritus and Founder, International Center for Religion & Diplomacy

"What a delightful and inspiring life's journey Jim Houston has captured for the benefit of those who believe (and those who don't). It is replete with deep insights and moving testimony. I feel richer for having read it, and you will too."