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How God Used R.A. Torrey
A Short Biography as Told Through His Sermons
Scholar, expositor, storyteller, and evangelist, R. A. Torrey was a master-of-all-trades minister. Crowds worldwide called his preaching “that famous Torrey thing.”
And that famous Torrey thing won souls.
Inside are the most famous, influential, and characteristic of his sermons. Though nearly a century old, they challenge us anew from Scripture and are greatly instructive to any who preach.
Drawn from various periods of Torrey’s ministry, and prefaced with bibliographic commentary, these sermons paint a portrait of a man gripped by God. But even more they grip the reader. They take us into the great halls where God’s Word bellowed forth from Torrey and left his audiences hushed. It’s no wonder that Torrey caught the attention of the great evangelist D. L. Moody.
Be ready to be provoked. Like an archer who strikes with both accuracy and force, Torrey preached with clarity while cutting deep to the heart. Behind the bow you’ll see a man fully sold on the kingdom of God, and you’ll be inspired to follow suit.
Moody Publishers (May 1, 2015)
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R. A. Torrey (1856-1928) was one of the most important evangelical leaders most Christians have forgotten. With a long-forgotten emphasis on Spirit baptism, he was a powerful apologist and winsome gospel preacher. This collection of his sermons serves as a great introduction to his life and ministry. History buffs will love the never-before-printed autobiography featured in the appendix. All in all, these jewels shine the bright light of Christ into our very different world–a world that stands in desperate need of Torrey’s loving, holy boldness and evangelistic zeal.
Beeson Divinity School
R.A.Torrey is too often overlooked– and I’m thankful for How God Used R.A. Torrey. He preached an unchanged gospel– Torrey called it the “old gospel message.” Yet, Torrey was willing to use changing methods– even is his own life, from big-room meeting, to personal discipleship, to founding what today is a globally-known university. A century later, this book will help you learn more of the essential Torrey!