Introduction

When Man Listens

Introduction

WHEN MAN LISTENS
by Cecil Rose

Everyone can listen to God.
When man listens, God Speaks.
When man obeys, God works.
When men are changed, nations change.

TO
THE OXFORD GROUP
THE GROWING ARMY OF MEN AND WOMEN
WHO ARE PROVING AFRESH FOR OUR GENERATION
THAT

When man listens, God speaks;
When man obeys, God works.


The chapters of this book are an attempt to set down briefly the simple elements of Christian living. I believe that there is nothing in them which cannot be found in the New Testament. It is my unpayable debt to my friends of the Oxford Group that they brought me face to face with the challenge of this way of life, and with patience, frankness, and love are showing me how to find and live it more fully. Meeting the Group has meant for me not only a new release and power in my own life, but the birth in me of a new hope for the world. Ideals which seemed to recede further with every year, are being brought within reach through men and women who have faced such a personal revolution that God is, through them, bringing about a revolution in society.

This book is itself a product of the team work to which the Oxford Group is lending fresh and deeper meaning. Without the first suggestion of one friend and the later help of a good many others, it could not have reached its present form. For what has been written I must myself take full responsibility. For their help I gladly acknowledge my debt.

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