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The Shorter Life of D. L. Moody: His Life, vol. 1
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The Shorter Life of D. L. Moody: His Life, vol. 1

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The Bible Institute Colportage Ass’n 1900

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The Shorter Life of D. L. Moody is divided into two volumes: the first on his life; the second on his work. Written by his son Paul and his son-in-law A. P. Fitt, volume one provides intimate details of his life growing up poor after the early death of his father, his eventual conversion to Christianity, and the events that led to him become one of the country’s most celebrated preachers. Includes photos and interviews with family and friends.

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Key Features

  • Provides intimate details of D. L. Moody’s early life
  • Examines Moody’s conversion and entry into ministry
  • Includes photos and interviews with family and friends


  • Early Life at Northfield
  • Business and Conversion in Boston
  • Early Chicago Career
  • How He Came to Give Up Business
  • Missionary Labors in Chicago
  • How Mr. Moody Prepared His Sermons
  • The Civil War Period
  • Farwell Hall Activities
  • First Visit to England and the Continent, in 1867
  • How Mody and Sankey First Came Together
  • The Chicago Fire, and After
  • Second Visit to England, 1872
  • Great English Campaign with Mr. Sankey, 1873–75
  • Birth of the Moody and Sankey Hymn-Books, 1873
  • Return to America, and the Great Meetings in the ’70’s
  • D. L. Moody as an Evangelist: His Characteristics and Methods, by C. I. Scofield, DD
  • Daily Life at Northfield, as Citizen and Neighbor
  • Visit to the Holy Land
  • Facing Death on the Atlantic
  • Within the Family Circle
  • Last Evangelistic Mission
  • Coronation Day
  • Laid at Rest

Product Details

  • Title: The Shorter Life of D. L. Moody: His Life, vol. 1
  • Authors: Paul Dwight Moody and Arthur Percy Fitt
  • Publisher: Bible Institute Colportage Association
  • Publication Date: 1900
  • Pages: 126

About the Authors

Paul Dwight Moody (1879–1947), son of D. L. Moody, served as a pastor at South Gongregational Church in St. Johnsbury, VT. He then served as president of Middlebury College 1921–1943.

Arthur Percy Fitt (1869–1947) was the son-in-law of the famed American evangelist Dwight L. Moody. He was married to Moody’s daughter, Emma Reynolds Moody.

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