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Project Gutenberg's Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations, by Dwight L. Moody This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org Title: Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations Related in his Revival Work by the Great Evangilist Author: Dwight L. Moody Release Date: November 16, 2006 [EBook #19830] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK MOODY'S ANECDOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS *** Produced by Don Kostuch [Transcriber's Notes] Here are the definitions of some unfamiliar (to me) terms. antediluvian Person who lived before the Biblical Flood. Very old or old-fashioned. cavil Raise irritating and trivial objections; find fault unnecessarily. conies Rabbits Chromo (chromolithograph) Colored print livery (clothing) Distinctive uniform. tares Weedy plants of the genus Vicia, especially the common vetch. Several weedy plants that grow in grain fields. [End Transcriber's Notes] MOODY'S ANECDOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS. RELATED IN HIS REVIVAL WORK BY THE GREAT EVANGELIST DWIGHT L. MOODY. FULLY ILLUSTRATED FROM GUSTAVE DORE REVISED EDITION. EDITED BY REV. J. B. McClure. CHICAGO: Rhodes & McClure Publishing Co.

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Project Gutenberg's Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations, by Dwight L. Moody
This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with
almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or
re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included
with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org
Title: Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations
Related in his Revival Work by the Great Evangilist
Author: Dwight L. Moody
Release Date: November 16, 2006 [EBook #19830]
Language: English
Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1
*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK MOODY'S ANECDOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS ***
Produced by Don Kostuch
[Transcriber's Notes]
Here are the definitions of some unfamiliar (to me) terms.
antediluvian
Person who lived before the Biblical Flood. Very old or old-fashioned.
cavil
Raise irritating and trivial objections; find fault unnecessarily.
conies
Rabbits
Chromo (chromolithograph)
Colored print
livery (clothing)
Distinctive uniform.
tares
Weedy plants of the genus Vicia, especially the common vetch. Several
weedy plants that grow in grain fields.
[End Transcriber's Notes]
MOODY'S ANECDOTES AND ILLUSTRATIONS.
RELATED IN HIS REVIVAL WORK
BY THE GREAT EVANGELIST
DWIGHT L. MOODY.
FULLY ILLUSTRATED FROM GUSTAVE DORE
REVISED EDITION. EDITED BY REV. J. B. McClure.
CHICAGO: Rhodes & McClure Publishing Co. 1899
Entered according to act of Congress, in the year 1896 by the Rhodes &
McClure Publishing Company, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress,
Washington, D. C. All Rights Reserved.
PREFACE.
The breathless interest given to Mr. Moody's anecdotes while being related byhim before his immense audiences, and their wonderful power upon the human
heart, suggested to the compiler this volume, and led him to believe and trust
that, properly classified and arranged in book form, they would still carry to the
general reader a measure of their original potency for good. The best
anecdotes have been selected and carefully compiled under appropriate
headings, alphabetically arranged, making the many stories easily available for
the private reader and public teacher. Mr. Moody's idiom has been strictly
preserved. He tells the story. "Gold" will be found scattered through the volume,
which includes Mr. Moody's terse declarations of many precious and timely
truths.
The compiler acknowledges the benefit received from the extended reports of
the Tabernacle meetings given in the Daily press of Chicago, also the
Hippodrome services reported in the New York papers, and the volume of
Addresses revised by Mr. Moody. With the earnest prayer that God's blessing
may accompany the reading of these stories that have blessed so many
thousands as they fell from the lips of the great Evangelist, this volume is
dedicated to the public by the compiler, J. B. McClure Chicago, Ill.
REVISED EDITION.
We retain in this, all that was in former editions and give forty pages additional
of new anecdotes, properly classified, taken from the revival work in Boston
and elsewhere. We also give engravings of Messrs. Moody, Sankey, Whittle,
and the late lamented P. P. Bliss, the four evangelists who have so long and
industriously labored together, and whose names conjoined, are household
words throughout the land. The hearty reception already given by the public to
this book justifies these improvements, which are gladly made, and which lead
the compiler to hope that in this form the volume may prove yet more interesting
and effective for good.
The engraving of Mr. Moody is from a copyrighted photograph by Gentile, used
by permission. That of Mr. Whittle is by the same artist.
J. B. Mc.
REVISED EDITION 1896
This edition includes additional anecdotes and many handsome and
appropriate illustrations.
Over one million copies of this book have been sold since the first issue. No
single volume in the history of literature on the American continent has met with
such a sale, and probably the only approximate comparison in the world is that
of "Pilgrim's Progress."
Both of these volumes, it should be noted, derive their merited power and
success from the vital truths of the Holy Scriptures which they so aptly illustrate.
May Heaven's blessing follow.
J. B. McClure Chicago, Ill.DWIGHT L. MOODY
Self-made, and conscious of the absolute truthfulness of every Bible
declaration, Dwight Lyman Moody is today, perhaps, the most independent and
powerful of living evangelists. Man, rather than books, and God, rather than
man, have been his study, and made his life intensely individual, and one
which has constantly increased in good works. In his thirty-five years labor for
Christ, from his mission class of fourteen scholars in a Chicago saloon, down to
the ten thousand listening souls in the Halls of Europe and Tabernacles of
America, he has been the same faithful, persevering, original, and pungent D.
L. Moody, with an unshaken faith in God, and a burning desire for the
conversion of souls. At home Mr. Moody is cheerful and happy; in the social
circle he is genial and companionable; in the pulpit he is Truth on fire. His
native town is Northfield, Mass., where he was born February 5th, 1837. He is
therefore now, (1896), fifty-nine years old.IRA D. SANKEY.
Ira David Sankey, known throughout the world as the companion of Mr. Moody,
was born in Edenburg, Pa., August 28, 1840. His musical talents were early
developed. Political glee clubs at first monopolized his genius, but after his
conversion in 1857, the Sunday School and Church opened wider fields, in
which he has since labored with increasing usefulness. In June, 1870, at a
Christian Convention in Indianapolis, after a morning service, where Mr.
Sankey led the singing, he met, for the first time, Mr. Moody. "Where do you
live! Are you married? What business are you in?" at once inquired the
Evangelist; "I want you." "What for?" "To help me in my work in Chicago." "I
cannot leave my business," replied the now astonished singer. "You must,"
said Moody. "I have been looking for you for the last eight years." And thus was
Mr. Sankey "called" to be the companion and helper of the great Evangelist.
They have been laboring together, for about a score of years.D. W. WHITTLE.
For many years D. W. Whittle has been engaged in evangelistic work, giving it
all his time, talents and energy. His first effort in connection with Mr. Bliss, who
afterwards became his companion in the cause, was made over twenty years
ago in a small town near Chicago. It was on this occasion that he told the story,
"Hold the Fort," which the "Singing Evangelist" has rendered immortal. He is in
the prime of life, and earnestly devoted to the Master's cause. His discoursesare concise and clear, abounding with Scripture quotations, and, like those of
Mr. Moody, interspersed with pointed anecdotes and illustrations. His
preaching has been signally blessed wherever he has been called to labor.
P. P. BLISS
Philip Paul Bliss, the "Sweet Singer," was born in Clearfield County, Pa., in
1837. It was not until after he had reached the period of manhood that he "felt
the stirrings of his musical gift." And then, under the inspiration of his wife, he
entered upon the study of musical science, and laid the basis of his immortal
"hymns," now sung around the world. In 1864 he removed to Chicago, where
his musical talent and Christian character soon placed him in charge of the
choir and Sunday School of the First Congregational Church, and where he
made the acquaintance of D. W. Whittle, with whom, for the last five years of hislife he labored in the great Gospel work. Deep spirituality and persuasiveness
pervade all of Mr. Bliss' musical compositions. It is doubtful if the world ever
heard sweeter hymns. Had he lived longer we should have heard more, but
God, who raised him up for the work, called him:
For those who sleep, And those who weep, Above the portals narrow The
mansions rise Beyond the skies-- We're going home to-morrow.CONTENTS.
A
A Blind Man Preaches to 3,000,000 People
A Boy's Mistake--A Sad Reconciliation
A Business Man Confessing Christ
A Child at Its Mother's Grave
A Child Looking for its Lost Mother
A Child's Prayer Answered
A Child Visits Abraham Lincoln and Saves the Life of a Condemned Soldier
A Commercial Traveler
A Day of Decision
A Defaulter's Confession
A Distiller Interrogates Moody
A Dream
A Dying Infidel's Confession
A Father's Love for his Boy
A Father's Love Trampled under Foot
A Father's Mistake
Affection
Affliction
A Good Excuse
A Heavy Draw on Alexander the Great
A Little Boy Converts his Mother
A Little Boy's Experience
A Little Child Converts an Infidel
All Right or All Wrong
A London Doctor Saved after Fifty Years of Prayer
A Long Ladder Tumbles to the Ground
Always Happy
A Man Drinks up a Farm
A Man who Would not Speak to his Wife
A Mother Dies that her Boy May Live
A Mother's Mistake
An Emperor Sets Forty Million Slaves Free
Angry at First--Saved at Last
An Infidel who would not Talk Infidelity before his Daughter
An Irishman Leaps into the Life-boat
A Remarkable Case
A Rich Father Visits his Dying Prodigal
Son in a Garret and Forgives him
Arthur P. Oxley! Your Mother Wishes to See You
A Rumseller's Son Blows his Brains Out
A Sad and Singular Story
Assurance
A Story Moody Never Will Forget
A Voice from the Tomb
A Wife's Faith
A Zealous Young Lady
B
Believe
Bible Study
Black-Balled by Man--Saved by Christ
Blind
Broken Hearts
By the Wayside
C
Calling the Roll of Heaven
Cast Out but Rescued
Child Stories
Christian Work
Christian Zeal Christ Saves
Condemned to be Shot
Confessing Christ
Conversion
D
Decision
Deliverance
"Deluged With Blood"
Dr. Arnott's Dog "Rover"
E
"Emma. This is Papa's Friend"
Engaging Rooms Ahead
Excused at Last
Excuses
F
Faith
Faith More Powerful than Gunpowder
"Father, Father, Come This Way"
Five Million Dollars
Forgiveness
Forty-one Little Sermons
Four-score and Five
"Free"
G
George H. Stewart Visits a Doomed Criminal
Get the Key to Job
Gold (Appears in many pages)
Governor Pollock and the Condemned Criminal
Grace
H
Heaven
"He Will Not Rest"
"Hold the Fort, for I am Coming"
How a Citizen Became a Soldier
How a Little Study Upset the Plans of a few Prominent Infidels
How a Young Irishman Opened Moody's Eyes
How Christ Expounded It
"How Funny You Talk"
How Moody's Faith Saved an Infidel
How Moody's Mother Forgave her Prodigal Son
How Moody Treated the Committees
How Moody was Blessed--Mark your Bible
How Moody was Encouraged
How Three Sunday-School Children Met their Fate
I
I Am not All Right
I Am not One of the Elect
I Am Trusting Jesus--A Young Lady's Trust.
I Can't Feel
"I Don't Know"
"If I Knew"
I Have Intellectual Difficulties
"I Know"
Infidel Books Infidelity
Intemperance
It's Better Higher Up
"It Will Kill Her"
J
Jesus "Wants them All to Come"
Johnny, Cling Close to the Rock
Jumping into Father's Arms
L
Lady Ann Erkskine and Rowland Hill
"Let the Lower Lights be Burning"
Liberty
Liberty Now and Forever
Little Folks
Little Jimmy
Little Moody
Love
Love, not the Rattan, Conquers Little Moody
Love's Triumph in John Wannamaker's Sunday-School
M
Madness and Death
Money Blind
Moody and his Little Willie
Moody and the Dying Soldier
Moody and the Infidel
Moody and the Judge
Moody Asks a Few Questions
Moody a Young Convert
Moody in a Billiard Hall--A Remarkable Story
Moody in a California Sunday-School
Moody in Prison
Moody on Duty--How he Loves his Mother
Moody Puts a Man in his Prophets Room
Moody Visits Prang's Chromo Establishment
Moody with Gen. Grant's Army In Richmond
Moody's Declaration
Moody's First Impulse in Converting Souls
Moody's First Sermon on Grace
Moody's Little Emma
Moody's Mistake
Mothers Are Looking down from Heaven
"More to Follow"
Mr. Morehouse's Illustration
Mrs. Moody Teaching her Child
N
Napoleon and the Conscript
Napoleon and the Private
Never to see its Mother
Note What Jesus Says
O
Obedience
O, Edward
Old Sambo and his Massa
One Book at a Time
One Word