The Desires of a Religious Man (Signed and Inscribed)

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Very Good/Good - Moderately worn, clipped jacket; chips and tears along the edges with some tape residue. Green buckram, rubbing on surface; bumped. Gilt lettering on spine. Square and firmly bound. Signed and inscribed. Unmarked, clean pages.
Hardcover, 153 pages
Fleming H. Revell Company, 1942
First Edition, Second Printing

From the author's Foreword:

"This series of sermon-essays on The Lord's Prayer was prepared for publication from the notes used in the preaching of the sermons in which form they first appeared.  An intentional attempt has been made to retain the phrasing and the emphasis of the pulpit.  The essays do not pretend to be the polished word of a writer; they are, rather, the utterance of a preacher as he tries to minister to his people from week to week in a parish of nearly five thousand members scattered over a geographical area of overwhelming proportions." 

With Introduction by James Chamberlain Baker, D.D., LL.D, Bishop of the Methodist Church

Rare: signed edition with a personal inscription by Donald H. Tippett, D.D., Minister, Methodist Church, Los Angeles.  Includes a small religious pamphlet (16 pp) entitled Digging Wells by Elmer Ellsworth Helms published by Wobertson's Better Printing Service


"The Desires of a Religious Man has the literary charm which will hold the lay reader and the spiritual power which would inspire the preacher.  Vivid in style, original in thought, moving in appeal this book will be read, quoted and remembered." —Dr. Ralph W. Sockman

"In my humble judgment it is one of the most vital expositions of The Lord's Prayer published in recent years, and there have been a flood of them." —Dr. Thomas A. Stafford

About the Author

Donald Harvey Tippett was born in Central City, Colorado and came to Boulder in 1906 with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Tippett. William established the Tippett-Piper Undertaking Co. at 1408 Pearl.
Donald served as Head Boy at the State Preparatory School, graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and received his divinity degree at Iliff School of Theology. In 1948, he became a Methodist Bishop in the San Francisco area, where he served for 52 years.