About the Author

William C. Brownson
William C. Brownson

Dr. William C. Brownson is the President Emeritus of Words of Hope. Dr. Brownson has served Reformed churches in Lodi, New Jersey, and Chicago, Illinois. In 1964 he was appointed Professor of Preaching at Western Theological Seminary, a position he occupied for ten years before serving at Words of Hope. In addition to a widespread speaking ministry in churches, on university campuses and at conferences, Dr. Brownson has written extensively for the Church Herald, other Christian periodicals, and he has authored 17 books.

Books
William C. Brownson

How to Live Happily

Ours is an age which insists on knowing “how.” We are impatient with theories we can’t practice and instructions we can’t follow. If we’re to do something, we want someone to show us a workable plan, to lead us, as we say, down a “plain path.”

When it comes to knowing how to live, all of us share some of that ineptness. We greatly need both direction and inner strength. In Jesus Christ we can learn how to live – and live happily.

Books
William C. Brownson

How it All Began: Studies in Genesis

Someone once said that if we are to understand ourselves, “we need to know where we’ve been.” Surely that is a critical issue in our time. Many struggle with understanding themselves, their relationship with the world and their relationship with God. Where can we look for answers?

Devotionals
William C. Brownson

The Great Encouragement

Read: Matthew 28:16-20 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee. (v. 16) We often call this passage “The Great Commission,” and with good reason. A commission is a command to

Books
William C. Brownson

A Wonderful Way to Worship God

This book is a series of weekly meditations, designed to last for a whole year. Instead of reading a new passage and meditation each day, you will read the passage

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Devotionals
William C. Brownson

Christ’s Love Compels Us

Read: 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 . . . that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. (v. 15 NIV)

Books
William C. Brownson

Applied Christianity: Studies in James

The New Testament letter of James is passionately practical. It breathes down-to-earth intensity. The author yearns to see the realities of the gospel translated into daily life. He has no patience with speculative theology or pious pretense. His cry is: “Let the faith be lived!”