Andrew Murray

Though he lived most of his life in the nineteenth century, Andrew Murray has much to say to Christians of the twenty-first century.  His extensive writing encourage a fully committed, deeply personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Murray was born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1828.  His homeland would later benefit from his ministry efforts: evangelistic tours and his leadership of the South Africa General Mission.  He received honorary doctorates from the universities of Aberdeen (where he received part of his education) and the Cape of Good Hope for his contributions to spreading the gospel of Christ.

In addition to his missionary work, Murray spent much time writing on the ‘deeper Christian life.”

The titles of many of his works hint at his passion for total consecration to Christ: Absolute Surrender, The Inner Life, The Secret of Adoration, and Your Will Be Done. Some 240 works were published in his name.

Throughout his long life, Murray also ministered as a pastor in several cities, spoke at both the Northfield and Keswick Conventions, served as Moderator of the Cape Synod of the Dutch Reformed Church, and became president of the YMCA.  He died in 1917.

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