The Life of Dwight L. Moody

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The Minerva Group, Inc., Jun 1, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 600 pages
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Moody lived solely for the glory of God and for the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is the earnest prayer of his family that in this record of his career his life's purpose may be conserved. Mr. Moody was a born teacher. He was also a great learner. His capacity for drawing out information from people with whom he came in contact was marvelous. Early in his public speaking he would gather around him Bible teachers, evangelists, and pastors, secure their best thoughts on some subject upon which he was to speak, and then go directly from such a conference to a meeting to deliver a heart-searching sermon, the actual material for which he had secured from his friends, absorbed, and made his own. In answer to an inquiry how far a young man was at liberty to use other mens thoughts, he replied: "Always give due credit if you can, and if you cant, or if you dont want to mention the mans name, say, Some one has said. Dont be afraid of using other mens thoughts. The chances are that the man you get it from read it in some other form. There is practically very little that is original, and its better to give the best of others thoughts than what is poor, even if it is original." As a preacher D.L. Moody was much criticized from the standpoint of academic homiletics. Nor would any think of defending his preaching method on that ground. But the fact that for thirty-five continuous years, in the centers of culture and of active practical thought in the English speaking world, this self taught preacher drew the greatest audiences which have faced any modern speaker on any theme --- this fact, should suggest to teachers of homiletics that possibly they might learn something from him. Dwight Lyman Moody (1837-1899) was an American evangelist who toured major American and British cities and founded several educational institutions.
  

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It has been a long time since a book has moved me like this book. I have been inspired and convicted by the life and example of Mr. DL Moody a great and godly man. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER I
17
CHAPTER II
28
CHAPTER III
39
CHAPTER IV
46
CHAPTER V
55
CHAPTER VI
62
CITY MISSIONARY WORK
73
CHAPTER VIII
81
CHAPTER XXVI
297
CHAPTER XXVII
311
CHAPTER XXVIII
319
CHAPTER XXIX
327
CHAPTER XXX
338
CHAPTER XXXI
349
CHAPTER XXXII
360
VISIT TO THE HOLY LAND
377

CHAPTER IX
97
EARLY EVANGELISTIC EFFORTS
107
CHAPTER XI
115
CHAPTER XII
125
PACK
131
CHAPTER
137
CHAPTER XV
144
CHAPTER XVI
152
CHAPTER XVII
170
CHAPTER XVIII
182
CHAPTER XX
207
CHAPTER XXI
223
THE LONDON CAMPAIGN CONTINUED
243
CHAPTER XXIII
254
CHAPTER XXIV
263
Welcomed in his old home cityDeath of P P BlissLarge accessions to Chicagos
287
CHAPTER XXXIV
393
CHAPTER XXXV
400
CHAPTER XXXVI
409
THE USE OF THE PRESS
423
CHAPTER XXXVIII
435
CHAPTER XXXIX
448
CHAPTER XL
465
CHAPTER XLI
488
CHAPTER XLII
494
TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS
502
CHAPTER XLIV
530
WITHIN THE GATES
544
CHAPTER XLVI
556
CHAPTER XLVII
571
CHAPTER XLVIII
583
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