Sprague, William B.
Sprague's, Letters To Young Men, excels in the sound and relevant application of truth from the Old Testament narrative of Joseph's life to the lives of young men centuries later.
Table of Contents:
Outline of the History of Joseph
Part 1: Sources of Danger to Young Men
1. Danger from Excessive Parental Indulgence
2. Danger from Injurious Treatment
3. Danger from Living Away from Home
4. Danger from Living in a Corrupt State of Society
5. Danger from Being Suddenly Cast into Adversity
6. Danger from Being Entrusted with the Interests of Others
7. Danger from Coming into Possession of Great Wealth
Part 2: Character to Which Young Men Should Aspire
13. Forgiveness of Injuries
14. Filial Regard
15. Dependence on God
Part 3: Rewards that Crown a Virtuous Course
16. Virtue Crowned with Safety
17. Virtue Crowned with Peace
18. Virtue Crowed with Riches
19. Virtue Crowned with Honor
20. Virtue Crowned with Usefulness
21. Virtue Crowned with Heaven
William Buell Sprague’s (1795-1896) first pastoral charge was with the Congregational Church in West Springfield, Massachusetts, where he served from 1820-29. In 1829 he accepted a call to Albany, NY, to serve as pastor at Second Presbyterian Church. A beloved pastor and eloquent preacher, Sprague’s forty years of ministry in Albany were also marked by tremendous literary productivity. His publications include sermons, biographies, historical pieces, lectures, and an important volume addressing a biblical and historical view of the origins, effects, and fruits of a Holy Spirit-originated revival.