Christus Consolator: Words for Hearts in Trouble

Handley Carr Glyn Moule (1841 - 1920)

This book is intended principally to remind those whose hearts the European War has stricken of the hope and comfort which lie ready for their wounds in our Lord Jesus Christ. I shall be glad indeed if anything in my pages may bring help to other sorrowing souls; for grief and death do not suspend their normal visitation among us, the infliction of the sore pains and losses of common life, because of their tremendous activities today on the field of battle, in the war-hospital, and on the deep. But I have written with these latter troubles more directly in view. With reverential sympathy I lay my little book at the feet of those who see their dear ones smitten and maimed, or who, with wet or with tearless eyes, lament their death, in this awful struggle not of nations only but of right with wrong, of light with darkness, of causes dear to the God of truth, and peace with the energies - I cannot doubt it any longer -of dark powers of the Unseen, working through misguided man. I dare to hope that some, if only some, of the reflections here set out may tend to lift such suffering spirits to the region where comfort, and the calm of hope, and a victory in Christ over all embitterment and rebellion, will fill and bless them, beginning already to transfigure sorrow into living peace. If it is so at all, to our heavenly Master all the thanks be wholly given. - Summary by Preface

Genre(s): Christianity - Other

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface InTheDesert
Play 01 The Sorrows InTheDesert
Play 02 The Mystery InTheDesert
Play 03 In Quest of Light (I) InTheDesert
Play 04 In Quest of Light (II) InTheDesert
Play 05 'Lift Up Your Hearts' InTheDesert
Play 06 'Until the Day Dawn' InTheDesert
Play 07 Christ the Sufferer InTheDesert
Play 08 Christ the Consoler InTheDesert
Play 09 Passing Souls InTheDesert
Play 10 'With Christ' InTheDesert
Play 11 'Brought Again with Him' InTheDesert
Play 12 'The Life of the World to Come' InTheDesert
Play 13 An Epilogue: 'Nevertheless Afterward' InTheDesert