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Life and Select Works of A.B. Simpson (11 vols.)
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Overview

Albert Benjamin Simpson was an outstanding orator whose ministry was marked by impassioned evangelism and a prolific writing career. Simpson founded Christian Missionary Alliance (CMA) in the late 1800s, and was a significant influence on the thought and ministry of the next generation of charismatic theologians, including A.W. Tozer, who carried on Simpson’s work with the CMA.

This collection gives readers a chance to learn directly from Simpson’s impactful teaching on several subjects, including Jesus’ ministry, the higher call to the Christian life, Christ-centered ecclesiology, and the origins of the four-fold gospel: Jesus as savior, sanctifier, healer, and coming king. Explore Simpson’s writing on doctrines that influenced the current shape of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Discover rich theological writings, hundreds of Simpson’s devotional teachings, and a library of his hymns. Also included is Albert E. Thompson’s biography of A.B. Simpson, which carefully describe Simpson’s calling and ministry, relying on details from Simpson’s own unpublished autobiography and anecdotes from personal friends and colleagues.

Though written a hundred years ago, Simpson’s style remains clear and relevant in its presentation and timeless in its subject matter. Those interested in the history of the Christian and Missionary Alliance are able to read multiple primary source documents from its founder in their entirety. Modern readers will appreciate the chance to be immersed in his Christ-centered writings and hymns preserved in their original format.

In the Logos editions, these volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Be sure to check out the works of Christian and Missionary Alliance pastor A.W. Tozer in the A.W. Tozer Collection.

Key Features

  • Includes detailed treatments of A.B. Simpson’s life written by those closest to him
  • Gathers works by Simpson illustrating the higher call of the Christian life
  • Contains examples of the original hymns and songs of the early Christian and Missionary Alliance meetings

Product Details

Individual Titles

The Life of A.B. Simpson

  • Author: Albert E. Thompson
  • Publisher: Christian Alliance Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: 1920
  • Pages: 300

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The Life of A.B. Simpson is a carefully crafted biography that relies on the testimony of those who knew him best. This record of his inimitable life is based upon the curating of his personal papers and records from his wife, close friends, secretary, and intimate personal accounts from his sister. Great care is given to present the material in an accurate and compelling way. This book outlines his story and successes from early life, his travails, and the immense influence of his life.

The Christ of the Forty Days

  • Author: A.B. Simpson
  • Publisher: Christian Alliance Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: 1890
  • Pages: 811

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In this book, A.B. Simpson provides insightful instruction on the 40 days of Jesus’ ministry between his resurrection and ascension. The Christ of the Forty Days includes detailed descriptions of Jesus’ actions and teachings during this time, including the Great Commission. Thematically, Simpson focuses on the profound victory of Christ, his triumph over death, and his love for and encouragement toward his followers. Readers will benefit from this unique and illustrative treatment of Christ’s ministry, gaining reassurance and deeper motivation to live life in light of the gospel.

Life More Abundantly

  • Author: A.B. Simpson
  • Publisher: Christian Alliance Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: 1912
  • Pages: 134

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Featuring short devotional readings for a 31 day period, Life More Abundantly inspires and challenges the reader to live out Jesus’ promise of an abundant life. Brief and practical expositions of scripture explain the mechanics of the Christian life. This is an accessible and useful teaching of A.B. Simpson’s that modern readers will find to be easily understood and applied even a century after its first appearance.

Hymns and Songs of the Four-fold Gospel, and the Fullness of Jesus

  • Author: A.B. Simpson
  • Publisher: The Christian Alliance Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: 1890
  • Pages: 130

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Hymns and Songs of the Four-fold Gospel, and the Fullness of Jesus gives modern worshippers a glimpse of A.B. Simpson’s doctrine as it was expressed in song. Simpson was an accomplished poet, and this collection of hymns is reflective of his prose and its use in a congregational setting. Titles include “I Take; He Undertakes,” “Not I, But Christ,” and “Healed By His Stripes.”

The Apostolic Church

  • Author: A.B. Simpson
  • Publisher: Christian Alliance Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: 1900
  • Pages: 238

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This volume is filled with A.B. Simpson’s thoroughly developed ecclesiology. In The Apostolic Church, Simpson carefully outlines God’s intention for the Church’s unity, teaching, ministry, and purity. He also focuses on its relation to the world, the source of its authority, its ordinance, supernatural gifts, worship and fellowship, and the Church’s ultimate hope. Simpson’s instruction on the shape and nature of the Church have had a lasting impact on his denomination and are presented in a clear, engaging format.

Days of Heaven Upon Earth: A Year Book of Scripture Texts and Living Truths

  • Author: A.B. Simpson
  • Publisher: Christian Alliance Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: 1897
  • Pages: 371

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Days of Heaven Upon Earth: A Year Book of Scripture Texts and Living Truths presents 365 verses accompanied by a brief explanation and encouragement from A.B. Simpson. Readers of Oswald ChambersMy Utmost For His Highest will find this format familiar and Simpson’s delightful presentation filled with relevant instruction. In this book, Simpson tackled questions about purpose, discouragement, and other daily challenges for the Christian in his characteristically cheerful and reverent tone.

A Larger Christian Life

  • Author: A.B. Simpson
  • Publisher: The Christian Alliance Publication Company
  • Publication Date: 1890
  • Pages: 287

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In A Larger Christian Life, A.B. Simpson zeroed in on his goal: assisting readers in their personal walk of faith. Inspiring exposition draws out implications from characteristics of Jesus’ personality and ministry. These include provocative chapters such as “The Possibilities of Faith,” “The Death of Self,” and “God’s Measureless Measure.” These encouragements for the reader to grow in Christ-likeness are presented in Simpson’s forthright and winsome tone.

The Four-Fold Gospel

  • Author: A.B. Simpson
  • Publisher: The Christian Alliance Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: 1890
  • Pages: 152

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The Four-Fold Gospel outlines one of the major emphases of the Christian and Missionary Alliance: Jesus as Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming Lord. These four roles are the topics of A.B. Simpson’s candid study on the person of Christ. Readers will gain from his unambiguous teaching and challenge to live in light of these four roles. Past events and future promises in Scripture are highlighted and these serve as stirring motivations to walk in faith.

The text is replete with practical examples from various lives that Simpson knew and interacted with, which illustrate the practical results of following this Four-Fold Gospel.

—Orville Jenkins, emeritus general superintendent, Church of the Nazarene

Hymns of the Christian Life, Numbers One and Two

  • Author: R. Kelso Carter and A.B. Simpson
  • Publisher: The Christian Alliance Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: 1897
  • Pages: 336

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In addition to his extensive devotional and theological writing, A.B. Simpson composed more than 100 hymns during his ministry. Hymns of the Christian Life, Numbers One and Two is full of theologically rich lyrics from Simpson and others that encourage worshippers to look heavenward. This historically significant hymnal is yet another encouraging volume in the prodigious corpus of A.B. Simpson.

Songs of the Spirit: Hitherto Unpublished Poems and a Few Old Favorites

  • Author: A.B. Simpson
  • Publisher: The Christian Alliance Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: 1920
  • Pages: 160

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This posthumously published collection of A.B. Simpson’s hymns is a testament to the mark he made on the lives of his friends and fellow believers. These examples of his poetry focus on Christian themes and are an encouraging read for preachers, teachers, and worship leaders, and are an excellent resource for personal devotion.

Michele Nardi: The Italian Evangelist; His Life and Work

  • Author: Blanche Nardi and A.B. Simpson
  • Publisher: The Christian Alliance Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: 1916
  • Pages: 143

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A faithful witness and celebrated orator, Michele Nardi was a friend to A.B. Simpson. This book provides the reader with a record of Nardi’s life. This tribute was completed by his widow and Dr. Simpson after Nardi’s death. It portrays a faithful expression of Christian faith in the context of foreign missions, reflecting the Christian and Missionary Alliance’s focus on worldwide evangelism.

About A.B. Simpson

A.B. Simpson (1843–1919) founded the Christian and Missionary Alliance (CMA), an evangelical denomination emphasizing global missions, and today has six million members worldwide. Originally a Presbyterian minister in Canada, Simpson was an independent pastor for a time before founding the CMA. He emphasized the four-fold gospel—referencing Jesus as savior, sanctifier, healer, and coming king. He was also a profound influence on the later ministry of A.W. Tozer.