The Army Chaplain

The Army ChaplainThe Army Chaplain: His Office, Duties, and Responsibilities, and the Means of Aiding Him was originally published in 1863. William Young Brown, the author, was one of the first Army hospital chaplains. President Abraham Lincoln personally requested that Brown serve in this position prior to the authorization of military hospital chaplains by Congress.

This historic text contains advice and guidance for military chaplains in all positions. While circumstances of the Nineteenth Century were different than those faced today, the principles contained herein are applicable for ministry in today’s military environment. Chaplains will find in this book encouragement and admonition to be wholly engaged in preaching the gospel and in providing pastoral care to those in their charge.

This reprint edition includes the unabridged text in a new typesetting.

Softcover. 168 pages. ISBN 9781934788004.

The Forgotten Man

The Forgotten ManIn today’s economic and political upheaval, the common man is often forgotten. He is forced to carry on his back the cost of every ill-conceived social program and the well-intended, but morally offensive, dictates of a bankrupt government. The situation was no different in 1883 when the author penned this brief essay.

The Forgotten Man examines the system which demands that the hardworking man and woman support the lifestyles of those who will not provide for themselves. The Forgotten Man is the simple, honest laborer, ready to earn his living by productive work. Instead, he is often at the mercy of the machinations of government leaders who are all too eager to force the Forgotten Man into economic servitude for the benefit of those who refuse honest gain for honest work.

William Graham Sumner was sometime Professor of Political and Social Science at Yale University. He advocated free markets and liberty with restraint. While some of his views about the social development of mankind are less than agreeable, the ideas expressed in this essay are worth reflection in light of the state of modern society.

Softcover. 48 pages. ISBN 9781934788059. Reviews | LibraryThing Reviews