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Secret Power, or the Secret of Success in Christian Life and Christian Work
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Secret Power, or the Secret of Success in Christian Life and Christian Work


Fleming H. Revell 1881

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The Secret of Success in Christian Life and Christian Work is Moody’s exploration of Matthew 28:19–20. As he notes in the preface, “If we would work, ‘not as one that beateth the air,’ but to some definite purpose, we must have this power from on high. Without this power, our work will be drudgery. With it, it becomes a joyful task, a refreshing service.”

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Key Features

  • Explores Matthew 28:19–20
  • Offers ways to empower the Christian life
  • Discusses spiritual success and failure

Praise for the Print Edition

It is a good statement of the secret success in Christian life, by one who has some claim to speak on such a theme.


This series of earnest and solemn addresses bear throughout that stamp of honest, eager earnestness, which is so striking a characteristic of the writer’s labors as a preacher.

Clerical World


  • Power—Its Source
  • Power “In” and “Upon”
  • Witnessing in Power
  • Power in Operation
  • Power Hindered

Product Details

  • Title: Secret Power, or the Secret of Success in Christian Life and Christian Work
  • Author: D. L. Moody
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1881
  • Pages: 116

About Dwight Lyman Moody

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.