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The Life of Dwight L. Moody


Fleming H. Revell 1900

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The Life of Dwight L. Moody was written by his son, William R. Moody, in accordance with the request made by his father, D. L. Moody, shortly before he died. Although William was without extensive literary experience, he undertook the preparation of this biography with the purpose of correcting inaccuracies and misstatements that were being published in other “unauthorized” biographies. The lack of experience did not hinder the project, as The Life of Dwight L. Moody is a complete and remarkable record of the great evangelist, and William has garnished the volume with more than 100 photos from the family archive.

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Key Features

  • Provides an overview of D. L. Moody’s beliefs and ministry career
  • Offers the first authorized biography of D. L. Moody
  • Written by D. L. Moody’s son


  • Early Life
  • Leaving Home
  • Conversion
  • In Business in Chicago
  • First Attempts at Christian Work
  • Giving Up Business
  • City Missionary Work
  • The Civil War and the Christian Commission
  • Sunday-School Convention Work
  • Early Evangelistic Efforts
  • Christian Association Work
  • Young Men’s Christian Association Conventions
  • First Visit to Great Britain
  • Influence of Henry Moorehouse
  • The Chicago Fire and Its Results
  • First Extended Mission in Great Britain
  • Birth of the “Moody and Sankey Hymn-Book”
  • The Awakening in Edinburgh
  • In Glasgow and the Scottish Towns
  • Irish and English Cities
  • The London Campaign
  • The London Campaign Continued
  • Return to America
  • Brooklyn, Philadelphia, and New York
  • Chicago and Boston
  • Second Extended Mission in Great Britain
  • Later Missions in American Cities
  • Northfield Seminary
  • Mount Hermon Schools
  • The Bible Institute for Home and Foreign Missions
  • Among College Students
  • Northfield Conferences
  • Visit to the Holy Land
  • Capacity for Work
  • In Peril on the Deep
  • World’s Fair Campaign
  • The Use of the Press
  • Preparing Sermons
  • Asking and Answering Questions
  • Later Experiences with the Young Men’s Christian Associations
  • The Inquiry-Room
  • His Belief and Practice
  • Traits and Characteristics
  • In the Home Circle
  • Within the Gates
  • At Rest on Round Top
  • Memorial Services
  • Tributes from English Friends

Praise for the Print Edition

A great deal of unpublished material relative to Mr. Moody’s early life has been incorporated in this work, while the aims and purposes of the institutions which he built up in later years are well set forth. The friends of Mr. Moody will find in this volume a satisfactory record of his noble life work.

Review of Reviews

There cannot be a moment’s hesitation in pronouncing this life of the departed evangelist, written by his son, William R. Moody, to be beyond question the desirable volume for the purchaser.

Methodist Review

Such a life as this makes it easy to believe not only that his influence will be immortal, but also that he himself is alive forever.

The New World: A Quarterly Review of Religion, Ethics, and Theology

Product Details

  • Title: The Life of Dwight L. Moody
  • Author: William R. Moody
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1900
  • Pages: 590

About William R. Moody

William R. Moody (1869–1933) was president of The Northfield Schools and was the son of D. L. Moody. William was born in Chicago, IL on March 25, 1869 and graduated from Yale University in 1891 and earned a Litt.D. from Rutgers State University of New Jersey in 1924. In 1899, William succeeded his father in management of both schools and the Conferences, and in 1912 became the president of The Northfield Schools. He resigned in 1925.

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