D.L. Moody - A Life: Innovator, Evangelist, World Changer

Moody Publishers, 2014
ISBN: 9780802491206
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He burst upon the fusty corridors of Victorian spirituality like a breath of fresh air, regaling the prime minister with his sense of humor, and touching the lives of seven presidents.

Who was this man? A sterling philanthropist and educator, D. L. Moody was also the finest evangelist in the nineteenth century—bringing the transformative message of the gospel before 100 million people on both sides of the Atlantic in an age long before radio and television. Thousands of underprivileged young people were educated in the schools he established. Before The Civil War, he went to a place no one else would: the slums of Chicago called Little Hell. The mission he started there, in an abandoned saloon, in time drew children in the hundreds, and prompt a visit from president-elect. Abraham Lincoln in 1860.

But all this is just to begin to tell the life of D.L. Moody. Drawing on the best, most recent scholarship, D. L. Moody – A Life chronicles the incredible journey of one of the great souls of history.

From the Back Cover

He burst on the fusty corridors of Victorian spirituality like a breath of fresh air, regaling one prime minister with his sense of humor and touching the lives of seven presidents.

Who was this man? A visionary educator and fundraiser, D. L. Moody was also a renowned evangelist in the nineteenth century. Long before radio and television, he brought the transformative message of the gospel before 100 million people on both sides of the Atlantic. Thousands of underprivileged young people were educated in the schools he established, and before the Civil War, he went to a place no one else would: the slums of Chicago called Little Hell. The mission he started in an abandoned saloon drew children by the hundreds and prompted a visit from President-Elect, Abraham Lincoln, in 1860.

Drawing on the best, most recent scholarship, D. L. Moody--A Life chronicles the incredible journey of one of the great souls of history.

Contents

Preface – McKinley, T.R. and Wilson

Ch. 1 – From Home to Boston

Ch. 2 – Young Man About Town

Ch. 3 – West to the Windy City

Ch. 4 – A Sunday School Drummer

Ch. 5 – Camps and Battlefields

Ch. 6 – Emma

Ch. 7 – The Pickpocket’s Gift

Ch. 8 – The Chicago Fire

Ch. 9 – The Mission to Great Britain

Ch. 10 – Golden Days

Ch. 11 – Northfield

Ch. 12 – Mount Hermon

Ch. 13 – A School for Chicago

Ch. 14 – The Lands of Faith

Ch. 15 – Deliverance at Sea

Ch. 16 – The World’s Fair

Ch. 17 – Moody in His Prime

Ch. 18 – The Banner of Heaven

Ch. 19 – Yale and the Coming of Summer

Ch. 20 – No Place Like Home

Ch. 21 – The Last Campaign

Ch. 22 – To the Westering Sun

Afterword

Appendix 1 – Paul Dwight Moody’s Tributes to His Father

Appendix 2 – Passages from “Dwight L. Moody,” by G.P. Morris

Acknowledgements

Product Details

  • Title : D.L. Moody - A Life: Innovator, Evangelist, World Changer
  • Author: Belmonte, Kevin
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • ISBN: 9780802491206

About the Author

KEVIN BELMONTE holds a B.A. in English from Gordon College, an M.A. in Church History from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a second Master's Degree in American and New England Studies from the University of Southern Maine. He has twice been a Finalist for the John Pollock Award for Christian Biography, and in 2003, his book, William Wilberforce: A Hero for Humanity, won that award. For five years, his biography of William Wilberforce has been taught as part of a course on leadership and character formation at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. On several occasions, he has served as a script consultant for the BBC, and also for the PBS documentary, The Better Hour. For six years, he was the lead script and historical consultant for the critically acclaimed film, Amazing Grace. Kevin resides in a seaside village in Maine with his wife, Kelly, and their seven-year-old son, Sam.

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