The gospel presented in these sermons is the same gospel of a crucified Christ, a Savior from the guilt of sin, and a risen Christ, a Savior from the present power of sin, that we have been preaching throughout our entire ministry as pastor, and as evangelist in all parts of the world. R. A. Torrey. From 1902-1907, R. A. Torrey went on a series of startlingly successful speaking tours to nearly every part of the English-speaking world. His preaching sparked revivals and drew crowds on multiple continents. Throughout these tours and for the rest of his ministry, he delighted in pointing out that the message he preached was changeless. The Gospel for Today is a collection of those sermons, as poignant and effective today as when he first preached them. It is sure to be a treasured part of any Christian book collection.
Reuben Archer Torrey (1856--1928) is respected as one of the greatest evangelists of modern times. Several years after his graduation from Yale Divinity School, he was selected by D. L. Moody to become the first dean of the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. Under his direction, Moody Institute became a pattern for Bible institutes around the world. Dr. Torrey spent the years of 1903-1905 in worldwide revival campaigns, winning thousands of souls to Jesus Christ. He continued worldwide crusades for the next fifteen years while he served as the dean of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles and pastored the Church of the Open Door in that city. Torrey longed for more Christian workers to take an active part in bringing the message of salvation through Christ to a lost and dying world. His straightforward style of evangelism has shown thousands of Christian workers how to become effective soulwinners.