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Learn How to Live a Life of Faith. George Müller: A Record of Faith Triumphant is a further look into George Müller’s life and world-wide message of faith. If you have read A.T. Pierson’s George Müller of Bristol, you will enjoy the further detail and third-person accounts this volume offers.
George Müller (27 September 1805 – 10 March 1898), a Christian evangelist and Director of the Ashley Down orphanage in Bristol, England, cared for 10,024 orphans in his life. He was well known for providing an education to the children under his care, to the point where he was accused of raising the poor above their natural station in life. He also established 117 schools which offered Christian education to over 120,000 children, many of them being orphans—all without fundraising, but purely by a lifestyle of prayer and faith.
From the Introduction:
That story, told by himself in the Narrative of the Lord's Dealings with George Müller, was issued … showing the world-wide influence of Müller's life and work… The Narrative,… still maintains its ministry of inspiration. Beyond this, an official biography of Müller and one of James Wright, both by Dr. Pierson, have been added to the literature of the Orphan Houses; and the record of God's gracious upholding of the work, after Müller had passed away, was forcibly told by Mr. George Frederic Bergin in Ten Years After.
The present volume does not affect to enter into competition with these excellent works, but aims rather to set out, for a new generation, in a strenuous age of many books, the essential qualities and abiding values of the man; and to depict his career in its broad outlines of faith and service, so that this nineteenth century apostle, with his glowing faith and crowded life of glorious endeavour and achievement, his song of praise and gratitude, may increasingly be a powerful factor in the spread of the Christian faith and the nourishment of a spirit of godly courage and of holy independence of men's opinions.
It seems desirable, too, that his life should be studied in the light of the historic movements of his day. A right understanding of the times in which he moved adds enormously not only to the interest with which we look upon his life-battles, but to the weight and force of his testimony. George Müller, of Ashley Down, is a lovely character; George Müller, Bible teacher and Bible distributor, and missionary organiser, is a delight to the Christian; but George Müller contra mundum, warring against the world, the flesh, and the devil; grappling with one of the chief social problems of the day while yet politicians dared scarcely recognise its existence; rejecting the help of the ungodly but achieving marvels in the name of the Lord — even while almost all Europe was in a cataclysm of revolution — was indeed an apostolic witness of faith.
To popularise such a life seems to be particularly desirable, as a fresh witness against the spirit of materialism, when the world, in its sordid hunt for shekels, declares its highest aspiration to be, in its own cant phrase, to ''get rich quick." Müller's ideal, constantly pursued, was directly opposed to gold worship. The honours and wealth of men counted nothing to him, but he sought, in the words of the Bible phrase which was continually on his lips, to "lay up treasure in heaven..."
The gracious Giver, faithful and kind, was true to His promise; when dinner-time came, dinner was there; when cloth was wanted for little boys' coats and little girls' skirts, cloth was there; when payments were required for land or buildings, or apprenticing fees, or outfits, the money was ready. The example of Müller had an enormous effect upon Christianity in his own time; that effect still grows stronger, more than a hundred years after his birth.