The Life and Experiences of a Layman by Charles Boller

Cover & Index from the back of the book



Table of Contents

    Preface, page 3

    Introduction, page 7

 1. The Life, Conversion and Experiences of the Writer, page 9

 2. A Visit to Oberhörgern, page 13

 3. Experiences I had in Europe, page 17

 4. General F. Siegel in the Civil War, page 21

 5. An Address to Small Children in Berlin, Canada, page 22

 6. The worst Sunday School with 400 Children, page 23

 7. The Reward for Continued Diligence and Patience, page 24

 8. An Address in the English Language in Battle Creek, Canada, page 26

 9. A Noteworthy Experience. The Shipwreck in the Year 1882

10. A Sudden Conversion described as "Quick Bleaching", page 30

11. My Experiences and General Sunday School Superintendent, page 35

12. The Lord hears a Prayer, page 35

13. Prayer - A Great Power, page 41

14. John Brown's Home and Grave, page 42

15. The Flea Theater, page 46

16. The Birthplace of the Sunday School Convention of the Evangelical Congregation, page 48


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17. Thoughts in the Night, page 53

18. Emphasis of the Love of Christ, page 56

19. Be as Good as You Can, page 59

20. Hope for the Despondent, page 61

21. The Praying Nanny, page 61

22. The Proof of Our Kinship, page 63

23. Not the Right Boller, page 65

24. Experiences at a United Picnic, page 69

25. When Big Boys are Unhappy, page 70

26. Conditions for Success of a Sunday School Teacher, page 73

27. A Noteworthy Experience, page 75

28. A Sermon on Temperance, page 78

29. Redeemed from the Use of Tobacco, page 80

30. An Important Thought, page 81

31. Afraid of the Pastor, page 85

32. The Devout Chinese Man, page 88

33. A Sanctification Experience, page 93

34. Quite Alone, page 96

35. A Vision in the Early Morning, page 97

36. My Second Speech in English, page 98

37. The Gift that is in Thee, page 108 [sic]

38. A Soldier for Jesus Christ, page 104

39. How a Young Minister gave up shouting, page 105

40. Jesus, page 107


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41. The Co-operation of God, page 107

42. Recall Resolutions, page 108

43. Hearing Spurgeon preach twice, page 109

44. My Visit with Gerok, page 112

45. A Night's Study to Address the President, page 115

46. Michel's Conversion, page 116

47. A Non-believing Banker is converted, page 120

48. What God's Word is good for, page 124

49. The Impotence [sic] of Those who Pray, page 125

50. Prayer by Cardinal J. H. Newman, page 126

51. A Sunday School Prayer, page 127

52. What a Little Girl did, page 128

53. My Visit to the new St. Jacob's Church in Buffalo, N.Y., page 129

54. A Spiritually Rich Conference Sunday, page 130

55. Do not quarrel along the Way, page 132

56. The Cost of Sin, page 134

57. A Birthday Contract, page 135

58. A Pennsylvanian Birthday Wish, page 137

59. Rev. P. Späth's Poetic Talent, page 139

60. The Lord Jesus spoke often through Parables, page 140

61. Parable of the hidden Treasure in the Field, page 142

62. A Bitter Experience, page 142

63. Pictures and Examples, page 145

64. To the Light, page 145


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65. Opportunities - Horace Greeley, page 147

66. Eight-fourth Birthday, page 148

67. Unexpected Help and Sincere Gratitude, page 149

68. An Address, page 152

69. Address given at the Sunday School Convention at Niagara Falls, N.Y., page 153

70. Two Good Friends, page 159

71. Seeds of Gold,page 160

72. A Paper, page 162

73. An Incomplete Overview of My Work, page 167

74. Closing Words, page 169


Text provided by Lockwood Library, State University of New York at Buffalo, BX8080.B65

Susan Kriegbaum-Hanks