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F.B. Meyer Bible Biographies Collection (9 vols.)
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F.B. Meyer Bible Biographies Collection (9 vols.)

by

Fleming H. Revell, Morgan & Scott 1893–1910

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$71.99

Overview

Influential Baptist preacher F.B. Meyer said that few things encouraged him more than studying the lives of biblical characters. Wishing to impart that experience to others, Meyer wrote numerous devotional biographies that combined historical detail with personal application. This collection brings together nine of those works.

Glean insight into the nature of faith with Meyer’s treatment of the life of Abraham. Analyze the many ways King David prefigured Christ. Discover the power undergirding Elijah’s ministry—and apply the spiritual principles of his life to your own. Meyer never glosses over the faults of his subjects. Instead, he demonstrates how these great men of God were exceptional only because they trusted in God rather than themselves.

In the Logos edition, these works are enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Bolster your study of Meyer’s work by cross-referencing and comparing with an extensive library of scholarship. Use the Timeline to connect events and people discussed to other biblical and world events. 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.

Key Features

  • Includes biographies of biblical characters such as Moses, Abraham, David, and John the Baptist
  • Provides practical application
  • Focuses on characters’ trust in God

Product Details

Individual Titles

Abraham: The Obedience of Faith

  • Author: F.B. Meyer
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1940
  • Pages: 236

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In this biography of the great patriarch, F.B. Meyer focuses on the growth of Abraham’s faith through the tragedies and triumphs of his life. Although his trust in God was weak and faltering when he left his father’s homeland, Abraham learned to rely on God rather than himself—and therein lies his greatness. Meyer reconstructs Abraham’s life with careful attention to archaeological discoveries and cultural customs—without losing sight of spiritual principles for readers. The result is a detailed portrait of one of the greatest characters in the Bible—a devotional biography for those who are “by faith, children of Abraham.”

Israel: A Prince with God: The Story of Jacob Retold

  • Author: F.B. Meyer
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1915
  • Pages: 200

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Originally written as a series of articles for The Christian magazine, F.B. Meyer’s Israel: A Prince with God tells the story of Jacob’s transformation from manipulative rebel to the namesake of the people of Israel. Focusing on theological themes such as election and providence, Meyer’s biography underscores God’s unmerited grace in the life of a far from perfect man. Full of practical application drawn from Jacob’s story, this book is designed to encourage imperfect Christians in their daily lives.

Moses: The Servant of God

  • Author: F.B. Meyer
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1894
  • Pages: 198

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In this biography, F.B. Meyer dispels common notions of Moses as an exceptionally spiritual or courageous man. Meyer tells the story of a flawed believer whose greatness lay only in his trust in God. Narrating Moses’ journey from the court of Pharoh to the edge of the Promised Land, Moses: The Servant of God helps believers relate to a legendary biblical figure.

Joshua and the Land of Promise

  • Author: F. B. Meyer
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
  • Publication Date: 1893
  • Pages: 210

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Patient consideration of the contents of Scripture will inevitably reveal the heart of God for his people, and F. B. Meyer has scrupulously studied the book of Joshua in hopes of obtaining such truth. His objective, to parallel the conquest of Canaan with the experiences of the individual Christian, resulted in Joshua and the Land of Promise, a 22-chapter treatise on the Israelites redemption from exile into the Promised Land. He explores the spiritual symbolism and significance of this physical respite for the Israelites as well as its connection to the other promises God holds for his people.

Samuel the Prophet

  • Author: F. B. Meyer
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
  • Publication Date: 1902
  • Pages: 280

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In Samuel the Prophet, F. B. Meyer discusses the critical themes embedded in the text of First Samuel—in context of Israel's transition to a central government. Meyer's commentary conveys the ramifications of Israel's partiality to obedience of the Lord, and explicitly views this as a period of dispensation for Israel.

David: Shepherd, Psalmist, King

  • Author: F.B. Meyer
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1895
  • Pages: 200

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

King David fulfilled many roles in his eventful life: shepherd, psalmist, prophet, rebel, king. Focusing on the events that led a lowly shepherd boy to become the King of Israel, F.B. Meyer’s exploration of the life of David weaves narrative detail with spiritual application. This devotional biography underscores the many ways David’s story anticipates the life of Jesus Christ—the Son of David.

Elijah and the Secret of His Power

  • Author: F.B. Meyer
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1890
  • Pages: 228

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F.B. Meyer reveals how Elijah’s power lay not in himself but in reliance on the Holy Spirit. Each chapter in this biography is based on a biblical passage covering a significant event in the life of the prophet. Meyer explains how ordinary Christians can tap into the spiritual power that characterized Elijah’s ministry.

John the Baptist

  • Author: F.B. Meyer
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1900
  • Pages: 265

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John the Baptist stood between the Old and New Testaments, announcing the passage of one and heralding the coming of another. In John the Baptist Meyer tells the story of the prophet’s life, interweaving historical detail with spiritual lessons. The result is an inspiring biography that encourages readers to do just as John the Baptist commanded: “Behold the Lamb of God!”

Paul: A Servant of Jesus Christ

  • Author: F.B. Meyer
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1897
  • Pages: 203

Baptist preacher and close friend of D.L. Moody, Frederick Brotherton Meyer chronicled the lives of many biblical figures, but calls his biography of Paul “by far the most interesting” to write. “For days and weeks together,” he notes, “I have lived in the company of this glorious man; but only to feel that he transcended all one’s loftiest conceptions. Like some great mountain range, the more his character is traversed, the more it grows on the imagination.” Looking mainly to the Epistles, Meyer describes Paul’s life from his own writings—his life as it appeared to him. Gain insight into the prolific apostle as Meyer shares fruit of many years of reflection and study. In this engaging biography, you’ll journey through the twists and turns of Paul’s life while Meyer reveals the colorful story of a man fully yielded to God.

About F. B. Meyer

Frederick Brotherton Meyer (1847–1929) was a Baptist pastor and evangelist in England. He was educated at Brighton College, University of London, and Regent’s Park College. Meyer was well known for his friendship with Dwight L. Moody, and became involved with ministry work on both sides of the Atlantic. Upon his death he was described as “The Archbishop of the Free Churches.” He wrote over 40 books, including Christian biographies and devotional commentaries on the Bible, such as The Bells of Is, Christ in Isaiah, Abraham: or, the Obedience of Faith, and Elijah: and the Secret of His Power.