E.M. Bounds on Prayer - eBook
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Vendor: Whitaker House
Publication Date: 1997
Edward McKendree Bounds (1835-1913) was born on August 15, 1835, in a small northeastern Missouri town. He attended a one-room school in Shelbyville, where his father served as a county clerk, and he was admitted to the bar shortly before he reached the age of nineteen. An avid reader of the Scriptures and an ardent admirer of John Wesley's sermons, Bounds practiced law until the age of twenty-four, when he suddenly felt called to preach the Gospel. His first pastorate was in the nearby town of Monticello, Missouri. Yet, in 1861, while he was pastor of a Methodist Episcopal church in Brunswick, the Civil War began, and Bounds was arrested by Union troops and charged for sympathizing with the Confederacy. He was made a prisoner of war and was held for a year and a half before being transferred to Memphis, Tennessee, and finally securing his release. Armed only with an unquenchable desire to serve God, Bounds traveled nearly one hundred miles on foot to join General Pierce's command in Mississippi. Soon afterward he was made chaplain to the Confederate troops in Missouri. After the defeat of General John Hood's troops at Nashville, Tennessee, Bounds was again among those who were captured and held until swearing loyalty to the United States. After the war, Bounds pastored churches in Nashville, Tennessee; Selma, Alabama; and St. Louis, Missouri. It was in Selma that he met Emma Barnett, whom he later married in 1876, and with whom he had three children, one of whom died at the age of six. After Emma's death, in 1887, bounds married Emma's cousin, Harriet Barnett, who survived him. The family included their five children, as well as two daughters from his first marriage. While he was in St. Louis, Bounds accepted a position as associate editor for the regional Methodist journal, the St. Louis Advocate. Then, after only nineteen months, he moved to Nashville to become the editor of the Christian Advocate, the weekly paper for the entire Methodist Episcopal denomination in the South. The final seventeen years of his life were spent with his family in Washington, Georgia, where both Emma and Harriet had grown up. Most of the time he spent reading, writing, and praying, but he often took an active part in revival ministry. Bounds was also in the habit of rising at four o'clock each morning in order to pray to God, for the great cares of the world were always upon his heart. He died on August 24, 1913, still relatively unknown to most of the Christian sphere. Since the time of the apostles, no man besides Edward McKendree Bounds has left such a rich inheritance of research into the life of prayer. Prayer was as natural to him as breathing the air. He made prayer first and foremost in his life because he knew it as the strongest link between man and God. In the time of E.M. Bounds, human weakness, through prayer, could access the power of the overcoming Son of God, Jesus Christ. The same is true to this day.
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pamiekansasAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5E.M.Bounds On PrayerJanuary 18, 2017pamiekansasAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4I was quite pleased with this book, however, the cover has been changed. i was wanting the quote on the old cover and like the looks of old cover much better.
But on a completely positive note, the contents are wonderful and it is several books combined into one volume. it is a book that belongs in every home. well worth the money.
WallyOhioAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Great book on prayerApril 5, 2011WallyOhioAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book has been a big help in my prayer life. I would tell anyone if the waant to deeper in prayer read and put into practice what you read in this book
CodemanAge: 25-34Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Makes you think, hard.February 1, 2011CodemanAge: 25-34Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This man basically studied the bible from cover to cover to find all there is to say about prayer, and it is powerful to say the least. It forces you to think - to examine your prayer life according to God's Word, and in many ways it indirectly confronts you with how your prayer life reflects your faith in God. All this being said, it does what any good Christ-exalting book should - it teaches you, through scripture, to come closer to God and to seek him that he may be glorified.
Loretta RameyGreenville SCAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5September 11, 2010Loretta RameyGreenville SCAge: 55-65Gender: femaleThis is a great book on prayer. It gives me a better understanding on how to pray and how to approach God in praying. It also encourages me to pray more.And to pray without ceasing. It's worth the money.
Roy Ozmun Jr.5 Stars Out Of 5November 11, 2009Roy Ozmun Jr.This is my 3rd copy of this book. You want to knoe about prayer from a man of prayer, well here's the book. Has been a blessing to me. I keep going back to it.
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