THE preparation of my Father s biography has been under taken as a sacred trust. Early in the spring of 1894 he was asked by an old friend for permission to issue a biography with his approval. This my Father declined to do, and, on that occasion, expressed the wish that I should assume the task when his life-work was ended. In reply to my objection that such an under taking demanded a literary experience that I did not possess, he said : ” I don t care anything about that. What I want is that you should correct inaccuracies and misstatements that it would be difficult to straighten out during my life. You are the one to do this. All my friends will unite on you and give you their assistance. There are many who think they know me better than any one else, and would feel themselves best able to interpret my life. If you do not do this work there will be many inaccurate and conflicting Lives.
Whatever diffidence I have felt in executing this trust, it has been undertaken as a filial duty and esteemed to be a great privilege. It would have been my choice to have had more leisure for accomplishing the work, but the announcement of unauthorized biographies has necessitated the immediate publication of the present volume. Other wise the desire of my Father would have been thwarted. At a later date it is intended that a more studied interpretation of his life should be prepared to meet the expressed desire for a fuller account of his career.
“This is my triumph; this is my coronation day!”
D. L. Moody asked his son to write this biography. “You are the one to do this,” he told William. “All my friends will unite on you and give you their assistance. There are many who think they know me better than any one else, and would feel themselves best able to interpret my life. If you do not do this work there will be many inaccurate and conflicting ‘Lives.’” This unabridged photographic reprint edition features all original photographs and a classic, 2-color stamped clothbound cover.
|Dimensions||10 × 6.5 × 3 in|
William R. Moody (D. L. Moody\\\\\\\\’s son)
6″ x 9.5″