I was introduced to Andrew Murray by the leader of our mission team by way of 'With Christ in the School of Prayer'. I was so impressed with Murray's work that I decided to look for more. What a find in 'Abiding in Christ'! I used to think that 'My Utmost for His Highest' was the best devotional, and it is inspirational, but 'Abiding' takes us to a different level with Jesus. Murray describes what abiding truly is and how it is a way of life. I am reading it for a second time and I know it won't be the last. In a world where there is so much "watered down" Christianity, it's good to be reminded what a true relationship with Jesus really is. Praise God for writers like Andrew Murray.
I have read this book 3 times since I bought it and I'm still chewing on its inspired content. Everyone who intend to go deep in the Lord would benefit from , not just reading, but chewing on this book insight.
Andrew Murray is one of my favorite Christian authors. And in my opinion this book is the best work of his yet. If you take the time to read it prayerfully with a teachable heart, it will lead you into deeper understanding of God's love and purpose, and will help you to draw near to Him so He can draw nearer to you. Where I currently am in my spiritual walk, if I could only choose one study tool or devotional, this would be it.
The Lord lead me to John 15 in my infancy as a new believer. This is where I fell in love with my Lord Jesus immersed In Him and He In me. Andrew Murray's book was conformation to the walk Jesus had brought me into. The Joy, the Power, and the Life is at times indescribable. I would recommend Abiding In Christ to anyone seeking to know their Lord and Savior in a real and personal life changing way. This is my third reading of this trmendous book over the last 30 years. I have given many copies away and teach the principles and truths I've learned through personal experiance. Read and digest this book, you will be blessed.
I was introduced to Andrew Murray by my pray partner 30 years ago when she gave me Abide in Christ and Absolute Surrender. I read Abide in Christ and began applying the principles to my life. I have since given away numerous copies of the same books to people who I think are spiritually ready to grow in the Lord. My appreciation for Abide in Christ is in Chapter One when Mr. Murray wrote, "Who would, after seeking the King's palace, be content to stand in the door, when he is invited in to dwell in the King's presence, and share with Him in all the glory of His royal life." Such a challenge! Such insight!. I have made Andrew Murray my mentor from the standpoint of subject matter. When someone ask a question on one of the subjects that he has written, I simply refer to what he had to say about the subject matter. He always inspires me to read my Bible more, to study the content of what I read more, and to appreciate the volumes of knowledge that Mr. Murray left for us in this life. Far be it from me that I should ever have an occasion in my life wherein I would be left dumbfounded by his response. I know Mr. Murray's heart and I use that for greater opportunity for myself to study his writings. I further feel Andrew Murray would be appalled by the way this generation of people are interrupting the Holy Scriptures. He has cautioned us that to subscribe to any other teachings would bring discredit to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Abide in Christ is Holy Work and I am so appreciative for Andrew Murray for introducing me to the work at hand for the rewards to come.