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Men of the Bible   By: (1837-1899)

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Men of the Bible by Dwight Lyman Moody is a classic work that provides a detailed and insightful portrayal of various biblical characters. Moody's book offers readers a unique opportunity to delve into the lives of some of the most prominent figures in the Bible and understand their struggles, triumphs, and the timeless lessons their stories impart.

One of the strengths of this book is Moody's talent for bringing these biblical characters to life. With his engaging writing style, he deftly captures the essence of each individual, making them relatable and easily understood. By delving into their strengths, weaknesses, and their journeys of faith, Moody provides readers with valuable insights into their lives and inspires a deeper appreciation for their stories.

Moreover, Men of the Bible stands out for its comprehensive coverage of a wide range of biblical figures. From well-known individuals like Moses, David, and Peter, to lesser-known characters like Gideon, Baruch, and Abijah, Moody ensures that all readers can be introduced to new stories and discover new lessons within the Bible. This breadth of coverage allows readers to grasp the diversity of experiences and lives touched by God's intervention.

Another commendable aspect of Men of the Bible is how Moody draws practical applications from these biblical narratives. As the book progresses, he highlights the relevance of these stories in contemporary life, extracting valuable lessons that readers can apply to their own journeys of faith. Whether it is learning from Joshua's courage, or from Solomon's wisdom, Moody's insights help bridge the gap between ancient stories and modern-day challenges.

However, one slight drawback of the book is that at times it may assume a basic knowledge of the Bible. While it offers enough context for newcomers to understand the stories, readers with a limited biblical understanding might struggle to grasp the full depth of the characters' significance or the broader biblical context. Yet, this limitation can be easily overcome with supplementary reading or guidance.

Overall, Men of the Bible by Dwight Lyman Moody is a must-read for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the biblical characters who shaped our faith. Moody's vivid portrayals, comprehensive coverage, and practical applications make this book an enriching resource for both spiritual growth and biblical knowledge.

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MEN OF THE BIBLE

BY

D. L. Moody.

Chicago: New York: Toronto

Fleming H. Revell Company

Publishers of Evangelical Literature

Copyright, 1898, by The Bible Institute Colportage Association.

CONTENTS.

I. ABRAHAM'S FOUR SURRENDERS

II. THE CALL OF MOSES

III. NAAMAN THE SYRIAN

IV. THE PROPHET NEHEMIAH

V. HEROD AND JOHN THE BAPTIST

VI. THE MAN BORN BLIND AND JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA

VII. THE PENITENT THIEF

Men of the Bible

ABRAHAM'S FOUR SURRENDERS

A great many people are afraid of the will of God, and yet I believe that one of the sweetest lessons that we can learn in the school of Christ is the surrender of our wills to God, letting Him plan for us and rule our lives. If I know my own mind, if an angel should come from the throne of God and tell me that I could have my will done the rest of my days on earth, and that everything I wished should be carried out, or that I might refer it back to God, and let God's will be done in me and through me, I think in an instant I would say:

"Let the will of God be done."

I cannot look into the future. I do not know what is going to happen to morrow; in fact, I do not know what may happen before night; so I cannot choose for myself as well as God can choose for me, and it is much better to surrender my will to God's will... Continue reading book >>




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