This is a call to church renewal by a retired United Methodist minister with a Ph.D. in pastoral counseling. He looks at the "matter"--the heart--of the church and challenges those who care about the church to take the demands of their faith seriously as they work out what God wants from the faith community as it worships together, serves together and becomes knit into the Body of Christ here on earth.
Willis, William. A History of the Law, The Courts, and The Lawyers of Maine, From Its First Colonization to the Early Part of the Present Century. Portland, Bailey & Noyes, 1863. iv, [ii], [v]-viii, , -712 pp. Reprinted 2006 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. 2005. ISBN-13: 978-1-58477-628-4. ISBN-10: 1-58477-628-5 Cloth. $95.* Early histories by local lawyers, such as this one, are often quite valuable because they were written by people who were steeped in local traditions and had access to practitioners of the preceding generation, who were invaluable sources of fact and anecdote about their generation and the generation that preceded them. Written during the early 1860s, this book draws on interviews with people who practiced before Maine was a state and could recall anecdotes from the colonial period. Along with historical chapters and biographical sketches of such lawyers as Simon Greenleaf and William B. Sewall, the book has information about "social usages of the bar," popular law books and how lawyers from other colonies were treated.
"A very full Directory persons who are engaged in the industrial pursuits of the State ... With this is connected an Advertising Department ... a concise History of the State ... [and] a description of its Area and Surface, of its Rivers, Lakes and Mountains, and the present condition of the Aboriginal Inhabitants"--Preface.