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12mo. $2.00

By the REV. J. G. H. BARRY, D.D.

(Just Ready)

Mr. Gorham is about to republish one of the most spiritual and at the same time most practical works of a great teacher of the American Church. Dr. Barry sets forth the work of the Holy Spirit in the world, in the Holy Scriptures, in the Church, and in the individual human soul. The Spirit is the Life-giver, the One Who is the source of all physical life on this globe. He is the Life-giver, the source of the Spiritual life of the Church, and of the individual Christian. He is the inspirer of the Holy Men who wrote our Bible. He is the One Who has guided the Church into all Truth and preserved her from error, and His presence and work in Her gives to the Church Her Authority. He is it, that informs and directs the human conscience, that leads the soul into its conversion which is its long and arduous process away from sin and to God. He is our personal Friend and Guide, coming into the closest touch with our soul-life. From and through Him comes the zeal that animates Christian Missions as well as all Christian living. Finally, it is the Holy Ghost who, leading us God-ward, advances us on our sanctification, and brings us to the final goal of our spiritual life, sanctity.

Christian Practice


12mo, 200 pages.


Dr. Delany, in this, his latest book, has given to the Church an invaluable guide to Christian living. Amid the welter of rationalistic and purely sentimental so-called religious literature that is pouring from our presses, this is a refreshingly sensible, orthodox, and conservative statement of the duty of a Christian. This is, first and foremost, to make his own life correspond to the Christian ideal, rather than to set himself up as the censor and reformer of others, and then so to live that life, that he may become an example to his neighbors.

In twenty-eight incisively written chapters, cach one treating its subject with remarkable clearness and fullness, despite brevity, the author has touched on matters that interest all who seek to lead the Christian life. Some of these topics are: The Christian Life, Regeneration. The Christian Society, Divisions of Christendom, The Struggle with Temptation, The Observation of Sunday, Money and the Soul, The Science of Self Control, Sickness and Pain, Obligation to Society, The Fear of Hell, and The Hope of Heaven.


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The Company OF the People, FOR the People-made BY the People

The Greatest Life Insurance Company in the World.

In Assets

In Service to the Public

Greatest In Business Placed and Greatest In Reduction of Mortality

In Business in Force

In Health and Welfare




HALEY FISK, President


FREDERICK H. ECKER, Vice-President

Business Statement, December 31, 1921

Larger than those of any other Company in the World. Increase in Assets during 1921...

Larger than that of any other Company in the World.





$1,068,841,845.04 .$47,241,179.50

Ordinary (annual premium) Life Insurance paid for in 1921...$897,949,212
More than has ever been placed in one year by any other Company in the World
Industrial (weekly premium) Insurance paid for in 1921...$666,840,359
Total Insurance placed and paid for in 1921.
Gain in Insurance in Force in 1921.....
Total Amount of Outstanding Insurance.

Larger than that of any other Company in the world.
Number of Policies in Force December 31, 1921...

Larger than that of any other Company in America.

Gain in Number of Outstanding Policies.

$625,695,325 $7,005,707,839



More than any other Company in the World has ever gained in one year. Number of Claims paid în 1921..,

323,531 Averaging one claim paid for every 27 seconds of each business day of 8 hours.

Amount paid to Policy-holders in 1921.....


Payments to policy-holders averaged $630.16 a minute of each business day of 8 hours.

Reduction in Industrial mortality in 10 years, 31.9 per cent.

Typhoid reduction, 71 per cent.; Tuberculosis, 49 per cent.; Heart disease 39 or cent.: Bright's disease, nearly 49 per cent.; Infectious diseases of children, nearly 37 per cent.

In general reduction and for each principal cause of death this is far greater than that shown by statistics of the Registration Area of the United States. Death Rate for 1921 on the Industrial business lowest in history of Company Dividends declared payable in 1922, nearly.... ...$16,000,000

Metropolitan Nurses made 2,136,000 visits in 1921, free of charge, to sick Industrial Policy-holders, including 18,984 visits to persons insured under Group policies.

Metropolitan men distributed over Twenty-five Millions of pieces of literature on health

Bringing the total distribution to over 238,000,000 exclusive of Company's
health magazine, of which over 18,000,000 are annually distributed.

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