God of All Comfort Provide by Richard Beehner


Richard Beehner has provided the book, “God of All Comfort”. by Hannah Whithall Smith.

Chapter 1
Why This Book Has Been Written
“My heart is inditing a good matter; I speak of the things which I have made touching the king.”
I was once talking on the subject of religion with an intelligent agnostic, whom I very much wished to influence, and after listening to me politely for a little while, he said, “Well, madam, all I have to say is this. If you Christians want to make us agnostics inclined to look into your religion, you must try to be more comfortable in the possession of it yourselves. The Christians I meet seem to me to be the very most uncomfortable people anywhere around. They seem to carry their religion as a man carries a headache. He does not want to get rid of his head, but at the same time it is very uncomfortable to have it. And I for one do not care to have that sort of religion.”
This was a lesson I have never forgotten, and it is the primary cause of my writing this book.