Item description for No Cross, No Crown: A Discourse Showing the Nature and Discipline of the Holy Cross of Christ and That the Denial of Self and Daily Bearin by William Penn...
Overview While in a London prison in 1668 William Penn wrote No Cross, No Crown. This was his most famous work and is a discourse on the power of the cross and self-denial. In dramatic and persuasive style Penn portrays the beauty and power of the cross as the only pathway to the crown. "Christ's cross, is Christ's way to Christ's crown." Penn's great passion was that this book would win the heart of man for His beloved Master. In the second half of the book Penn provides living testimonies of many famed and learned people from the past whose lives bear witness to the truth of his words. These were men and women who, down through the ages, fought against the excesses of the age and lived their life in self-denial, temperance and piety.
Publishers Description While in a London prison in 1668, William Penn wrote No Cross, No Crown. This was his most famous work and is a discourse on the power of the cross and self-denial. In dramatic and persuasive style Penn portrays the beauty and power of the cross as the only pathway to the crown. "Christ's cross, is Christ's way to Christ's crown." Penn's great passion was that this book would win the heart of man for his beloved Master.
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Studio: Destiny Image
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.04" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.52 lbs.
Release Date Jun 3, 2001
Publisher Mercyplace Ministries
ISBN 0970791917 ISBN13 9780970791917
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More About William Penn
Penn founded Pennsylvania as a "Holy Experiment" under Charles II. He was a well-known proponent of religious freedom and tolerance in England and parts of Europe, specifically as a Quaker. His convictions landed him in jail serveral times. He wrote No Cross, No Crown while imprisoned in the Tower of London. As is the case with most who carry the truth of the gospel so passionately, he spent much time in prison for what he believed.
Reviews - What do customers think about No Cross, No Crown: The Original Exposition On the Cross of Jesus Christ?
Poor Edit Jan 15, 2008
This edition of what I had come to find to be one of the best books I have ever read, has proven to be the worst editing I have ever seen. Liberties that the editor took in this edition pale the writer's intentions as I found in earlier manuscripts. I bought this edition as a Christmas present for a friend who was every excited about what I shared with him from my readings of my edition. It was so poorly editied that my friend thought I had given him a different book entirely. Very disapointing - and what is worst is I paid for overnight shipping. I have never encountered a editor's version so different from another - I have learned a valuable & costly lesson. With over night shipping I spent over $30 on this one book - it's not worth 50 cents.
Godly Mr. Penn May 5, 2005
This is a wonderful book about all the ways that man's greed, pride, love of luxury, and love of deference fly in the face of the Word of God and the teachings of Jesus Christ. Self-denial (the Cross) is for William Penn the way of Christ -- a position totally at odds, according to him, with the Christianity and society of his day (17th century), and even more so, it seems to me, with the culture and mores of today. Despite his debunkers, he remains a giant of American and British history, a man who risked all to bring his vision of Christ to Gt. Britain and later to the colonies. After reading this book, I was more proud that I was born and raised in Pennsylvania. He provides a detailed account of what it is to live the life of the Cross. Are we ready to accept the vision he provides? Can our lives be more Christ-like?
There are still some theological questions about whether Penn accepted the doctrine of the Trinity or the Divine Sonship of Jesus Christ. However, theology aside, we would have a much better society if we thoroughly digested this book and enacted the precepts taught therein. Don't you agree?