A Passion for Souls: The Life of D. L. Moody

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Moody Publishers, Oct 1, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 494 pages
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Dwight Lyman Moody was the greatest evangelist of the 19th century. In the pre-television era, he traveled more than one million miles to preach the gospel to more than 100 million people. Although equipped with just four years of formal schooling, Moody launched ministries in education and publishing that remain vital and fruitful today. Moody hadáa passion for souls. Yet with all of his accomplishments for God, D. L. Moody remained a humble man. His greatest riches were found in the love of his Lord and the souls that had been changed for the glory of God. In these pages, today's believers will find a model of biblical passion, vision, and commitment. Lyle Dorsett reveals the heart of this great evangelist, recounting his life and realistically probing his strengths, weaknesses, virtues, faults, triumphs, struggles and motivations to find a man after God's own heart. The Deluxe Leather Collector's Edition is perfect for people any age.
 

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Contents

Foreword
9
D L Moodys family tree
12
Acknowledgments
15
Introduction
19
1 Northfield Massachusetts 183782111854
27
2 Boston 185482111856
39
3 Chicago 185682111860
53
4 A School of Practical Theology8211Chicago and the Civil War 186182121865
79
9 A Great Harvest Abroad and at Home 187582111877
209
D L Moody the Educator 187882111889
257
D L Moodys Contributions to Worker Training Publishing and the Conference Movement 188982111895
305
D L Moodys Last HalfDecade 189582111899
357
Some Keys to D L Moodys Effectiveness
387
Moody and the Historians
413
Notes
421
A Note on Sources
449

5 A Wider Circle at Home and Abroad 186582111870
119
A City and a Soul Aflame 186882111871
143
England and Chicago 187282111873
159
Britain Ablaze 187382111875
173

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REV. DR. LYLE W. DORSETT (Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia) is the Billy Graham Professor of Evangelism at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama. He is the author of numerous books, among them biographies of Joy Davidman (Mrs. C.S. Lewis), E. M. Bounds, and Billy Sunday. Keenly interested in the life and writings of C. S. Lewis, he has published a volume of Lewis┐s Letters to Children, The Essential C. S. Lewis, A Passion for Souls: The Life of D. L. Moody; Seeking the Secret Place: The Spiritual Formation of C.S. Lewis and A Passion for God: The Spiritual Journey of A.W. Tozer. His most recent book, published in August 2012, is titled Serving God and Country: US Military Chaplains in World War II.He serves as Rector of Christ the King Anglican Church in Homewood, Alabama, which he and his wife and deacon, Mary, planted in November 2007.The Dorsetts have two children and four grandchildren.

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