The Lion




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/14/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 84
ISBN : 9781490825434
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 84
ISBN : 9781490825441

About the Book

The Lion is but a chapter in the life of Dr. Maxwell; it was the spark that lit the fire to search the mysteries of God’s kingdom. If you hold this book and your eyes can discern the black letters on white pages, you have been called. This book is no accident, and your arrival at this particular time and place is more than you know. Dare to search Dr. Maxwell’s account in The Lion, open your heart to the divine nature of all things, and then prepare yourself for the transformation of providence.


“The Lion by Dr. Joseph S. Maxwell may be the spark that lifts you out of spiritual apathy. Remember 1 Peter 5:8: ‘Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.’ Many are called but few are chosen, and God’s word will not return to Him void. Search the tall Sudan grass with Dr. Maxwell and when you hear that still small voice, get on your knees, give thanks, ask the Almighty what is required of you, stand up, clothe yourself with the Lamb of God, and then put your doggone lamp on a table. Do not delay. It is ‘high time’ to cast off the hour of darkness and put on the armor of light, for outside the battle is raging.”

—Kirk Jordan, a Commissioned Lay Pastor at the North Sandy Presbyterian Church, Utica Pennsylvania; he is also a handcrafted log-home builder for twenty years with Jordan Log Cabins, Hadley, Pennsylvania. He has attended University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa; Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado; and Pat Wolfe Log Building School, Ontario, Canada.

About the Author

Joseph Sprague Maxwell was born in Beaver Falls, PA on May 5, l891. He grew up in Chester, West Virginia and East Liverpool, Ohio, graduating from East Liverpool High School. He attended Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio and graduated in 1912. He then went to Assuit, Egypt, under the auspices of the United Presbyterian Church of North America, to teach in a college there. After one year he returned to the US, where he attended and graduated from Pittsburgh Medical School. In 1919 he married Mary Frances McDougall from Chariton, Iowa. Together they went as missionaries to the Anglo Egyptian Sudan, as it was called then. This included a six month stay in London to study tropical medicine. In 1929 he and his family transferred to Ethiopia, where they remained until 1933, when they returned to the US. After a year of training in opthalmology in Philadelphia, and two years working in Kentucky, Dr. Maxwell settled in Fairmont, West Virginia, where he set up his private practice in 1936. He retired in 1948, moved to Florida, and remained in Kissimmee, Florida, until his death in 1985. He had four children.