Welcome, Reading Friend! Today, we have a review for you by D.I. Telbat on another of his favorite non-fiction books, Your Victory in Jesus by DL Moody. Enjoy this review on a great book on Christian Living!
Author: DL Moody
Review by D.I. Telbat
Genre: Christian Living
Rating: 5 stars
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Rarely do I pick up a non-fiction book in which the chapters are consistently touching and meaningful all the way to the end. Your Victory in Jesus is a classic, written by DL Moody, who was born in 1837. Once a shoe salesman, he became an evangelist who impacted millions of lives all over the world.
As you read these seven insightful chapters of endearing instruction, you’d never know that a deacon once told Moody that he should serve the church by keeping his mouth shut. Other great men have commented on Moody’s simplicity and humility, and you get a real sense of the man’s character as you read this book of seven subjects, beginning appropriately with, “The Overcoming Life,” and spanning even the topic of parenting. It’s a good thing Moody didn’t listen to that deacon’s advice about his grammar (which did improve), or we’d never have treasures like this book!
Moody was a man of illustrations. He presents traits like gratitude with such simplicity and care, that we are left with a deep yearning to do just what Moody points to in the life of Christ. The chapter on “Let Your Light Shine” is especially memorable with illustrations that assist in being bold men and women of God.
Though Moody worked hard to become a presentable and effective speaker, he never lost his gift of taking important doctrines and teaching them simply for the common man. His sharp correction, which we all need occasionally, is done so lovingly, it feels like the Lord’s own hand is setting us on the path of repentance and renewal.
I hope you’ll read this book. And, from reading biographies of other great preachers who spoke about Moody, I believe his other works are just as rich with love and affection for Jesus Christ.
I highly recommend this book and give it a 5-star rating.—D.I. Telbat
You can find Your Victory in Jesus at Amazon here (2008 version); the 1997 Amazon version is HERE; an older version is at Barnes & Noble here; and at AbeBooks.com here. [Some links are affiliate links.]
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