Talks that will enable you to “hear” Andrew Murray preach
If you count Andrew Murray as one of your heroes of the faith, or have read some of his published works, these three talks are sure to find a special place in your heart. They were delivered on consecutive evenings at the Keswick Convention of July 1895 in the Lake District, England.
But unlike the other sermons he delivered while on tour that year, he did not revise these for publication, nor incorporate them as separate chapters in one of his books. They are therefore unique to Keswick, and differ in content from other sermons published under the same titles. They are also basically word for word as he delivered them.
You will also find that unlike other ministers of his day who were inclined to read their sermons, he favored using short headings which allowed him to preach in an extempore manner. His aim was for his hearers to receive the Word “as a HAMMER that breaks and opens up; as a FIRE that melts and refines; and as a SWORD that slays the flesh.”
So if you have ever desired to hear Andrew Murray preach, these Keswick talks will enable you, with the help of the Holy Spirit and a little imagination, to do just that.
Included in this book is his testimony that he gave at a special afternoon session at the same Convention.
Andrew Murray (1828-1917) is the highly-esteemed South African-born author of over 200 devotional books and tracts that have been translated into 15 languages. During his life-time he was also known as a fiery, Spirit-filled evangelist who preached at conventions throughout England and America.
In South Africa, he spearheaded female education by establishing the Huguenot Educational Seminary for young ladies in his pastorate of Wellington in 1874. Besides his interest in education, he helped to champion the missions’ thrust into Africa by establishing the Missions Training Institute for young men in 1877. It proved a huge success, resulting in its graduates establishing mission stations in countries known today as Botswana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia and the Sudan.
Because of his missions know-how, he also helped to establish the South African General Mission, of which he became its first president at the Cape in 1889. In 1898, he was awarded a Doctorate in Divinity from Aberdeen University, and in 1907, a Doctorate in Literature from Cape Town University. He retired from active ministry in 1906. The remaining years of his life was spent writing books and organizing ministers’ conferences throughout South Africa.