In The Holiest of All, Andrew Murray provides a succinct introduction to the Epistle to the Hebrews that covers the author, audience, object, plan, and context of the epistle. Murray then moves expositionally verse-by-verse through the epistle, illuminating the great truths and mysteries the writer seeks to unfold. This volume tackles the common questions: what is absent in our religion that, in so many cases, it gives no power to stand, to advance, to press on unto perfection? And what is the teaching needed to give that health and vigor to the Christian life that, through all adverse circumstances, many be able to hold firm from the beginning to the end?
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Andrew Murray (1828–1917) was born in Graaff Reinet, South Africa, to Dutch missionary parents. Educated at King’s College, Aberdeen, he then studied theology at the University of Utrecht. Andrew and his older brother John were ordained in the Dutch Reformed Church in 1848. Murray pastored South African churches in Bloemfontein, Worcester, Cape Town, and Wellington. A champion of missionary work, he founded the South African General Mission in 1889. That ministry continued to grow, and today it is part of the SIM (Serving in Mission) organization.
A prolific author and lecturer, Murray authored over 200 books during his lifetime, and he was invited to speak at churches and conferences all over the world. Married for over 60 years and the father of eight children, Murray passed away in January 1917.
“The knowledge of the greatness and glory of Jesus is the secret of a strong and holy life.” (Page 164)
“Our one need is, to know Jesus better; the one cure for all our feebleness, to look to Him on the throne of heaven, and really claim the heavenly life He waits to impart.” (Page vii)
“We know that whatever a man sets his heart on exercises a mighty influence on the life, and leaves its stamp upon his character.” (Page 39)
“The rest of Canaan was for victory and through victory. And so it is in the life of faith, when a soul learns to trust God for victory over sin, and yields itself entirely, as to its circumstances and duties, to live just where and how He wills, that it enters the rest.” (Page 144)
“the main difficulty lay in the want of religious earnestness.” (Page 22)
Andrew Murray (May 9, 1828–January 18, 1917) was a South African pastor, teacher, and writer. He was educated in Aberdeen, Scotland, and at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. In 1848, Murray was ordained in the Dutch Reformed Church and returned to live and work in South Africa.
Murray was very focused on missions, considering it to be “the chief end of the church.” In 1889 he cofounded the South African General Mission with Martha Osborn and Spencer Walton. As their work spread throughout the continent, the mission’s name changed to Africa Evangelical Fellowship (AEF), and in 1998 AEF joined SIM which today has over 1,800 active missionaries in over 43 countries. Andrew Murray authored over 240 books, including Abide in Christ, The Holiest of All, The Spiritual Life, and The Mystery of the True Vine.