The Path of Prayer

The Path of Prayer

by Samuel Chadwick

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BN ID: 2940013363632
Publisher: Jawbone Digital
Publication date: 09/29/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,121,417
File size: 122 KB

About the Author

Samuel Chadwick was born in Burnley, Lancashire in the industrialized north of England into a devout Methodist family. His father worked in a cotton mill and, at the age of 8, Samuel joined him, working 12-hour shifts. At the age of 21, he became a lay pastor at nearby Stacksteads.

After a major awakening and deepening of his faith in his late twenties via a personal epiphany after which he burned all his early sermons, he moved on to larger congregations and greater popularity. After a few years preaching in Edinburgh and at a new chapel in Glasgow he was ordained in 1890 and returned to England as Superintendent of the Leeds Mission.

In 1904 Chadwick began lecturing weekly at Cliff College, a Methodist lay training centre, commuting from Leeds. In 1907, he was appointed to a faculty position as a biblical and theological tutor. Although he was doing mission work in the South Yorkshire coal fields when the Principal of Cliff died in 1912, he immediately returned to the school and was formally appointed principal in 1913, remaining in that post for the rest of his career.

Famed outdoor evangelist Leonard Ravenhill was educated at Cliff College during Chadwick's tenure.

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The Path of Prayer 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
atdCross on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Samuel Chadwick was born in 1860 and died in 1932. The front cover of the book describes him as "The Preacher Who Burned His Sermons and Caught the Fire of the Holy Spirit.This book is a surpisingly good primer on prayer. Easy read but very insightful. What was surpising for me is chapter 15 and 16, where he admits that the problem of unanswered prayers, although he insists that God answers prayer, is something not yet fully resolved in his mind; for example,Chadwick relates there were for whom he prayed for their helaing but they did not get healed. He had "prayed earnestly and believingly" for a fellow minister at their church "who died while we prayed. The shock to our faith was overwhelming" (p.118). Dpn't get me wrong. This was not a discouraging book. It was very encouraging and inspires to prayer. Furthermore, it was refreshing to read an author writing on prayer to admit - for the first time in a book on prayer that I have read and without any apologies, attempts to skim over it with feeble excuses, or pointing blame - that unanswered prayer occurs and is personally perplexing. Nevertheless, he also affirms, "I do believe in divine healing" and does so "in spite of the fact that I am ofetn ailing. For that alone humble concession alone, the book is worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book and find the secret place where you may meet with God.