Archive for May 21st, 2021

A Man of One Book


Written by Steve Harper, a retired seminary professor and author.  This is from his book “Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition.”

John Wesley knew that an objective standard was necessary for genuine spirituality. For him, that standard was the Bible. He was committed to the centrality and authority of scripture. Although Wesley read hundreds of books on a wide range of subjects, he continually referred to himself as homo unis libri – a man of one book. Even though he published approximately six hundred works on various themes, he resolutely maintained that he allowed no rule, whether of faith or practice, other than the Holy Scriptures. In the preface to his Standard Sermons Wesley explains, “O give me that book! At any price, give me the book of God!…Here is knowledge enough for me.”


This prayer to the Holy Spirit is from The Book of Prayers.


by the light of the Holy Spirit

you have taught the hearts of your faithful.

In the same Spirit

help us to relish what is right

and always rejoice in your consolation.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.


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