The Ideal Life: Listening for God's Voice, Discerning His Leading

The Ideal Life: Listening for God's Voice, Discerning His Leading

by Henry Drummond


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Shortly after the death of Scottish evangelist and scholar Henry Drummond, his family celebrated his life by publishing this collection of his sermons, prefaced with memorials by evangelist W. Robertson Nicoll and theologian Ian Maclaren.

Drummond addresses such topics as the nature of Christ, human sin and guilt, and salvation, and he suggests ways in which Christians can lead lives that are pleasing to God. Although determining the will of God for one’s life can often seem difficult, Drummond stresses the importance of prayer in listening for God’s voice and discerning His leading.

Especially admired by young people during his life, Drummond’s warm character shines through in these heartfelt messages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781629111520
Publisher: Whitaker House
Publication date: 09/12/2014
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Henry Drummond (1851–1897) was born in Stirling, Scotland, and was educated at Edinburgh University. In 1877, he became a lecturer on natural science at the Free Church College of Glasgow. Drummond was a geologist and an explorer, and he spent a portion of time away from the classroom on scientific expeditions. As a Christian, he combined his knowledge of science with his understanding of God the Creator and His diverse creations. Beyond his work as a scientist, Drummond desired to see men and women come to Christ. He accompanied Dwight L. Moody on many of his revival missions in England and Ireland, and he presented an address on biblical love during this time that deeply affected Moody. Drummond wrote several works on science, but his most famous and enduring book, based on that address on love, is The Greatest Thing in the World.

Table of Contents

Note from the Original Publishers 7

1 Ill Temper 9

2 Why Christ Must Depart 21

3 Going to the Father 33

4 The Eccentricity of Religion 43

5 "To Me to Live Is Christ" 55

6 Clairvoyance 69

7 The Three Facts of Sin 81

8 The Three Facts of Salvation 95

9 "What Is Your Life?" 109

10 "Marvel Not" 125

11 The Man After God's Own Heart 135

12 Penitence 147

13 What Is God's Will? 159

14 The Relation of God's Will to Sanctification 173

15 How to Know the Will of God 187

Memorial Profiles of Henry Drummond: W. Robertson Nicoll 201

Ian Maclaren 215

Notes 229

About the Author 233

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