On a free book table was this very old book that caught my eye. Full of exciting stories from the past, and each of them having an example of christian character. It was written by the Rev. Edwin P. Hood and following is a short biography…
Short Biography of Rev. Edwin P. Hood
“A telegram was received in London from Paris yesterday announcing that the death of the Rev. Edwin Paxton Hood had just occurred in that city…”*
And so the world heard the news that Rev. Hood had passed into eternity.
The Rev. Edwin P. Hood was born at Westminster in 1820. I do not know much about his early years, but in 1852, when he was 32, he entered the ministry and was appointed to Offord Road Chapel in Barnsbury. He possessed a great store of originality, wit, and humor, some of which was made evident in some few of his sermons. Following a visit to the United States, he was made the pastor of Falcon-Square Chapel, in London, where he attracted a large congregation. Upon his death newspapers published his obituary; below is an excerpt from the New York Times:
“…Mr. Hood had been unwell for some weeks. He preached and lectured at Dewsbury a short time ago, and broke down…since at that time his breath had been, ‘short’, …and …his heart was weak. Mr. Hood was the son of one of Nelson’s old sailors…”
And that is why I am transcribing this book; because it is one of the great, older, unknown, and forgotten books of the 19th century. I hope that you will pass the word around that there is at least one old christian book that is being put on the Internet.
*New York Times
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