Item description for George Muller: Man of Faith and Miracles (Men of Faith) by Basil Miller...
Overview The remarkable and challenging story of a man who dared to believe that God both could and would supply all of his needs--whether personal or for the thousands of orphans in his care!
Though confirmed in the church at the age of 14, George Muller was raised without a real concept of God. By the time he was 16, he was in jail as a vagabond and thief.
In his early twenties he came in contact with a group of people who met regularly for prayer and Bible study. Through their witness he was brought to a turning point in his life and was born into the family of God. Daily Bible reading and prayer immediately became an important part of his Christian life and a cornerstone of his future orphanage ministry.
Publishers Description The remarkable and challenging story of a man who dared to believe that God both could and would supply all of his needs--whether personal or for the thousands of orphans in his care Though confirmed in the church at the age of 14, George Muller was raised without a real concept of God. By the time he was 16, he was in jail as a vagabond and thief.In his early twenties he came in contact with a group of people who met regularly for prayer and Bible study. Through their witness he was brought to a turning point in his life and was born into the family of God. Daily Bible reading and prayer immediately became an important part of his Christian life and a cornerstone of his future orphanage ministry.The personal story of one of the greatest prayer-warriors of the past century.
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7" Width: 4.26" Height: 0.46" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 1972
Publisher BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS #7
Series Men Of Faith
ISBN 0871231824 ISBN13 9780871231826
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An inspiring example of answered prayers Feb 1, 2004
George Muller was the pastor of a small church in England in the early 1800s. In those days, churches were financed by pew rents. Families would rent the pew where they sat each Sunday and from these funds, the pastor would be paid and other expenses of operation met. The pews in the best locations cost more. Rev. Muller became convinced that pew rents were contrary to the will of God, and after several months as pastor on a salary, announced to the congregation that he would no longer receive a salary, but that they should place a box in the chapel into which they could place offerings to support him. He further announced that he would tell only God of his needs.
In 1833, he became pastor of Bethesda Chapel in Bristol. There were many orphans on the streets, and Reverend Muller began inviting some to his home to eat breakfast each day and then taught them from the scriptures. In 1834 he established some day schools to help them get an education and conducted Sunday School for them on Sunday. In 1836, God moved him to establish a small orphanage in the neighborhood in a rented house. He added more rented houses, and then was moved by God to acquire land at the edge of town (Bristol) and build a modern orphan's home in 1849. He continued to add buildings for many years until there was space for over 2,000 orphans. Reverend Muller depended entirely on contributions to meet all the building construction and operating money and his personal living expenses.. Yet he had a firm rule, based on his personal belief that he should never ask anyone for a contribution - in fact, never even tell anyone who asked whether the orphanages were in need of funds. He asked only God in his prayers, and always was very specific in his petitions to God. God moved him to keep meticulous records of his prayer requests and there results. In journals he dated and recorded each request on the left hand side and then dated and recorded the results opposite on the right hand side. His biographers had a lot of material to work with. Reverend Muller undertook nothing, even the smallest expenditure, unless he felt it was the will of God. He was asked how he sought the will of God. This is his reply: 1. "I seek at the beginning to get my heart into such a state that it has no will of its own in regard to a given matter. Nine-tenths of the difficulties are overcome when our hearts are ready to do the Lord's will, whatever it may be. When one is truly in this state, it is usually but a little way to the knowledge of what His will is. 2. Having done this, I do not leave the result to feeling or simple impressions. If so, I make my self liable to great delusions. 3. I seek the will of the Spirit of God through or in connection with the Word of God. The Spirit and the Word must be combined. If I look to the Spirit alone without the Word, I lay my self open to great delusions also. 4. Next I take into account providential circumstances. These plainly indicate God's will in connection with His Word and Spirit. 5. I ask God in prayer to reveal His will to me aright. 6. Thus through prayer to God, the study of the Word, and reflection, I come to a deliberate judgment according to the best of my ability and knowledge, and if my mind is thus at peace, and it continues so after two or three more petitions, I proceed accordingly." Mr. Muller was asked how well this worked. "I never remember", he wrote in 1895, three years before his death at the age of 93, "in all my Christian course, a period now of sixty-nine years and four months, that I ever SINCERELY and PATIENTLY sought to know the will of God by the teaching of the Holy Ghost through the instrumentality of the Word of God, but I have always been directed rightly. But if honesty of heart and uprightness before God were lacking, or I did not patiently wait upon the Lord for instruction, or if I preferred the counsel of my fellow men to the declarations of the Word of the living God, I made great mistakes."
I was so moved by what I had read, that I decided my children should have copies. I found paperback editions were available and ordered several copies to give to family and friends. I re-read the book several times, taking it on airplanes when I traveled and became convinced that if this book meant so much to me, I should give copies away. I ordered 100 copies. I gave copies to the members of my Sunday School class, members of church committees and to many individuals. At least one individual I gave one to, who is a member of a different church, began buying and giving copies to people. At the time I am writing this, I have given over 200 copies of the book.
This book is truly an evangelistic tool.
This book can impact your life. Jul 30, 2001
In 1946, on my 13th birthday, my Sunday School teacher gave me a copy of this book. In 1992, I found it in my mother's home and re-read it. It was a life changing experience. I have bought and given away more than 200 copies since then.
One thing that makes George Muller's biography's unique is the amount of documentation that his biographer's had to work with. Each year, he published a detailed report of activities, but more meaningful were the journals he kept in which he listed all prayer requests and the outcomes of those requests.
Muller was born in 1805 in Prussia. As a young man, he decided not to tell anyone of his needs, but to rely solely on prayer. God taught George Muller faith and trust by continually testing him, but always providing what he needed. Muller was motivated in 1836 to start an orphanage for 30 street children in Bristol, England. Over the years, as a result of his prayers, the orphanage grew to house over 2000.
Muller lived to be 93. In his later years, he was honored internationally and invited to visit and speak in many cities. Beginning in 1875 he made 17 trips and visited 42 countries, telling his story of faith, trust, and prayer.
This is an inspiring book. It is filled with stories of many actual experiences that help the reader grow his or her own faith.
A truly inspirational book confirming the 'power of prayer' Mar 22, 1999
As a living example of George Mullers legacy, having spent my childhood 1939 - 1954 in the surroudings of the Orphange situated at Ashley Down, Bristol, England. This book brought back so many memories for me. Some I try to forget, but now I am 60 years of age and reflect on the effect the teachings have had on my life, I remain eternally grateful for the upbringing, teachings and character building I received during the most informative years of my life. I thouroughly reccommend it to any person looking for answers to their 'inner self' providing there is room for Christianity in their lives