Awakening: The Life and Ministry of Robert Murray McCheyne

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"Was McCheyne for real?"; "Was he just famous because he died so young?"; "Does he have anything to teach us today?"In this book, David Robertson, the present-day minister of McCheyne's church, St Peter's in Dundee, Scotland, seeks to answer these and other questions. Through the use of published sermons, private papers and historical material, this contemporary devotional biography traces McCheyne's life and influence from his upbringing, conversion and training for the ministry to the revival that occurred in St. Peter's in 1839 and his early

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Overview

"Was McCheyne for real?"; "Was he just famous because he died so young?"; "Does he have anything to teach us today?"In this book, David Robertson, the present-day minister of McCheyne's church, St Peter's in Dundee, Scotland, seeks to answer these and other questions. Through the use of published sermons, private papers and historical material, this contemporary devotional biography traces McCheyne's life and influence from his upbringing, conversion and training for the ministry to the revival that occurred in St. Peter's in 1839 and his early death. The contemporary relevance of McCheyne for today's church is demonstrated and the glory of God is seen in this wonderful story of what He can do with one 'consecrated sinner'.

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"...a fine and fresh account of a great and godly minister of the gospel. David Robertson gives us new insight into McCheyne's personal life, and his preparation for preaching, his deep social concern and his absolute devotion to the glory of God as the ultimate motive of everything he did." ~ Eric Alexander (Conference speaker and formerly minister St George's Tron, Glasgow for 20 years.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845505424
  • Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
  • Publication date: 3/3/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

David Robertson, author of The Dawkins Letters and Awakening, is pastor of St Peter's Free Church of Scotland. Robertson is a trustee of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity and works to fulfil the Centre's mission to engage culture with the message of Christ.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Eric J. Alexander 7

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 The Silver Spoon 15

Chapter 2 Education, Education, Education 25

Chapter 3 A Happy Death 33

Chapter 4 Prepared to Preach 43

Chapter 5 Licensed to Thrill 55

Chapter 6 Oppression and Depression 67

Chapter 7 The Radical Toun 77

Chapter 8 The Geneva of the North 91

Chapter 9 Preaching, Psalms and Politics 101

Chapter 10 Reaching the Lost 115

Chapter 11 Full of Christ 127

Chapter 12 Girls and Gymnastics 137

Chapter 13 The Lost Sheep of Israel 147

Chapter 14 The Day of Power 157

Chapter 15 Happy and Holy 157

Chapter 16 Committees, Campaigns and Church Planting 177

Chapter 17 The Billiard Table and Other Writings 189

Chapter 18 The Final Sermon 197

Chapter 19 What's Gone Wrong? 205

Chapter 20 A Model and Mentor 213

Chapter 21 God Is Still Working Here 223

Appendix A Recommended Reading 231

Appendix B Evidence on Revivals 235

Appendix C Communion with Brethren of Other Denominations 247

Appendix D Another Lily Gathered 257

Appendix E Images of the the St Peter's Redevelopment 281

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