D. L. Moody had a profound effect not just on his native America but on Great Britain and other countries as well, and his name continues to be known across the world as one of the great men of God through history. But what shaped the man? How did he get to the place where he was so mightily used by God? How did he live? What were his methods of working? For those wanting to learn some of the secrets of effective ministry, much can be gleaned from reading this account of his life. Written by his son-in-law, it makes for gripping reading. “Moody once heard someone say ‘The world has yet to see what God can do with, and for, and through, and in a man who is fully and wholly consecrated to Him.’ The statement took hold of him. He thought to himself, ‘I will try my utmost to be that man.’ The hunger for more spiritual power was upon him. ‘I was crying all the time that God would fill me with His Spirit. Well, one day, in the city of New York—ah, what a day!—I cannot describe it, I seldom refer to it; it is almost too sacred an experience to name. I can only say God revealed Himself to me, and I had such an experience of His love that I had to ask Him to stay His hand. I went to preaching again. The sermons were not different; I did not present any new truths; and yet hundreds were converted.’” — A.P. FITT
ARTHUR PERCY FITT was son-in-law to D. L. Moody and served as his secretary.