The 12 sermons contained in this volume are considered some of Moody’s very best. They cover Genesis 3, Romans 3:22, 1 Corinthians 15, Luke 19:10, Isaiah 55:6, Matthew 22:42, Luke 14:18–20, Leviticus 17:2, and a two-part sermon on heaven.
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With the effect of these addresses when spoken, the whole land is acquainted, and now that they are written, they will tend to keep in force the impressions they have already made.
Mr. Moody’s happy style, abounding in striking anecdote and illustration, make it a most readable and convincing volume.
Full of earnest enthusiasm which characterizes everything Mr. Moody does, and it will read with interest.
—Detroit Free Press
Dwight Lyman Moody (1837–1899) was born in Northfield, Mass. His father died soon after, and Moody was forced to work to support the family at an early age. In 1854, Moody took a job at his uncle’s shoe store and one of the conditions upon employment was that he should regularly attend his uncle’s church. It was at this church where his conversion took place. He moved to Chicago in 1856, and after working as a successful Sunday-school teacher and building a membership of 1,500 pupils, the Illinois Street Church was formed. He then began his revival work, which would become his life-long endeavor.
Beginning in 1872, Moody would travel and preach in Great Britain, winning the esteem of many prominent evangelicals. When he returned to America, he had invitations all over the country for speaking engagements. For the next 20 years, Moody would travel the globe, packing churches and revival halls with those wanting to hear him preach. He was honest, preached a Calvinistic creed which he accepted with all his heart, and was a master of an effective style. During all of his travels, he found time to write and publish numerous works.
Moody was also known for the educational institutions he started. The Illinois Street Church he started was later renamed in his honor to Moody Church. In 1886, Moody established the Chicago Evangelization Society for the education and training of Christian workers. This institution was renamed the Moody Bible Institute in his honor after he passed away in 1899.