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by David Robertson

  • Author: David Robertson
  • ISBN: 1842271733
  • ISBN13: 978-1842271735
  • ePub: 1808 kb | FB2: 1913 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Leaders & Notable People
  • Publisher: Paternoster (November 1, 2004)
  • Pages: 256
  • Rating: 4.6/5
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Awakening: The Life and Ministry of Robert Murray McCheyne ePub download

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Robert Murray M'Cheyne. It has had a lasting influence on Evangelical Christianity worldwide. Robert Murray M'Cheyne from "The Sea of Galilee Mission of the Free Church of Scotland". In 1839, M'Cheyne and Bonar, together with two older ministers, Dr. Alexander Black and Dr. Alexander Keith, were sent to Palestine on a mission of inquiry to the condition of the Jews. Awakening – The Life and Ministry of Robert Murray McCheyne by David Robertson, Christian Focus Publications, ISBN 978-1-84550-542-4. Millar, Alexander Hastie (1893). McCheyne, Robert Murray". Dictionary of National Biography.

David Robertson gives us new insight into McCheyne's personal life, and his preparation for preaching, his deep social concern and .

David Robertson gives us new insight into McCheyne's personal life, and his preparation for preaching, his deep social concern and his absolute devotion to the glory of God as the ultimate motive of everything he di. (Eric Alexander).

Having used Robert Murray McCheyne's 1842 Bible Reading Calendar for many years, and having admired .

Having used Robert Murray McCheyne's 1842 Bible Reading Calendar for many years, and having admired his hunger for holiness, I am very glad that David Robertson has written this new biography.

Awakening brings to life the Scottish Baptist minister who devoted his time to studying, preaching, and living the Word of God. David Robertson lets McCheyne speak for himself through published sermons, private papers, and diaries.

In this book, David Robertson, the present–day minister of McCheyne’s .

In this book, David Robertson, the present–day minister of McCheyne’s church, St Peter’s in Dundee, Scotland, seeks to answer these and other questions. Having used Robert Murray McCheyne's 1842 Bible Reading Calendar for many years, and having admired his hunger for holiness, I am very glad that David Robertson has written this new biography.

In this book, David Robertson, the present-day minister of McCheyne's church, St Peter's in Dundee, Scotland, seeks to answer these and other questions. Through the use of published sermons, private papers and historical material, this contemporary devotional biography traces McCheyne's life and influence from his upbringing, conversion and training for the ministry to the revival that occurred in St Peter's in 1839 and his early death.

This contemporary devotional biography traces McCheyne's life and influence from his upbringing, conversion and . Was McCheyne for real? Was he just famous because he died so young? Does he have anything to teach us today?

This contemporary devotional biography traces McCheyne's life and influence from his upbringing, conversion and training for the ministry to the revival that occurred in St Peter's in 1839 and his early death. Was McCheyne for real? Was he just famous because he died so young? Does he have anything to teach us today? In this book, David Robertson, the present-day minister of McCheyne's church, St Peter's in Dundee, Scotland, seeks to answer these and other questions.

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This contemporary devotional biography traces McCheyne's life and influence from his upbringing, conversion and training for the ministry to the revival that occurred in St Peter's in 1839 and his early death.

In this biography, David Robertson, present-day minister of McCheyne's church, seeks to answer questions about the preacher who, though he died at the age of 29, stands as a leading Christian figure from Scotland's revivals

In this biography, David Robertson, present-day minister of McCheyne's church, seeks to answer questions about the preacher who, though he died at the age of 29, stands as a leading Christian figure from Scotland's revivals. Each chapter ends with a prayer and reflection questions for further study. Constrained by his Love: A new biography of Robert Murray McCheyne Author: .

The book is a modern account of the life of one of Scotland's greatest and most influential preachers, Robert Murray McCheyne. Awakening brings to life the Scottish Baptist minister who devoted his time to studying, preaching and living the Word of God. David Robertson lets McCheyne speak for himself through published sermons, private papers and diaries. Join with him in his daily devotions, regular prayers with friends and his pastoral visits; share in his commitment to overseas mission. Through his disciplined life, ordinary sermons were transformed, as were his prayer meetings, children's work and pastoral visitation. A story of personal devotion, outreach and renewal, Awakening traces McCheyne from his upbringing, conversion and training for the ministry to the revival that occurred in St. Peter's in 1839. Written by the present minister at St. Peter's, Dundee, Awakening is a stirring account of what God did through McCheyne and what God can do today, if only we let him.
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David Robertson, pastor of St. Peter's Church, the church where McCheyne served has written a sensitive and fresh account of the life and ministry of McCheyne. Robertson begins his work by looking at McCheyne's upbringing; of particular note is his comment about McCheyne's family background. "...unlike many of the children he was to minster to, he had a childhood of school and leisure" (18). Some of McCheyne's favorite hobbies were horseback riding, gymnastics, and reading. His father and mother were insistent that their children engage in activities of the mind as well as the body. Family life growing up in the McCheyne house was one of order and discipline, where Adam (his father) had a keen eye for overseeing the education of his children (21-22). Yet, even in a rather strict environment Robert was not given over to immorality. His family was religious but not profoundly transformed by the gospel.

Robert had an early gift for learning, Robertson indicates that he memorized the Greek alphabet by age four. Beginning at Edinburgh University at age 14, McCheyne began to love Latin, which would serve him well as he went to Divinity school. One interesting point in chapter two is Robertson's succinct discussion of the role of education in the university. He notes that education was 'truly comprehensive' at the university level, not deemed to provide a specific vocational training. Considering this fact, graduation was not wholly encouraged as much as providing an overall training in logic, languages, arts and humanities (28-29).

The death of his elder brother David was earth shattering for Robert. David's death was a turning point in the life and religious outlook for Robert. David, being an earnest evangelical bore witness to his faith to Robert through letters. Robertson writes, "It had required a catylclysmic event to shake the 18 year old McCheyne out of his comfort zone and show him his need" (40). McCheyne's conversion was not showy and overly dramatic but it was real to him. No longer did McCheyne marvel at just the duties and system of religion but looked upon Christ as his Savior.

Having been licensed to preach in 1835, Robert began ministering at Larbert. In Larbert, McCheyne began to do pastoral visitiation, open study classes, and preaching. He decidedly preached for an average of 35 minutes 'because he thought the people could not stand much more' (61). McCheyne focuse his preaching efforts at opening up the Word of God and applying the message to their lives. In 1836, Robert moved to St. Peter's in Dundee as their primary minister. Through the growth of prayer meetings, youth studies and activites, and parish visitiations, McCheyne left an indelible mark on his people. Yet, McCheyne's style was not pompous and over the top, but his preach was simple and yet profound. He even began to teach the people to sing well in the summer (104-106). The people received the message and teaching well, many devoting their lives in the service of Christ. Many cariacture Scottish Calvinists 'as dry as dust, lifeless and cold legalistic theology' but 'for McCheyne his love for Jesus was his lifeline - he needed to know the presence of Christ and he often did' (128). His hope in Jesus and the consequent faith that he had provided him a wellspring of joy, a strength even in those great times of depression and melancholy that he went through.

This book is a great look at the life and ministry of Robert Murray McCheyne. Robertson goes on to plot the ministry of McCheyne at Dundee, the uprising in the Church of Scotland and the split that caused the Free Church to form. Overall, the book was an encouraging and edifying of a portrait won over by Christ and devoted to ministering the gospel to all people. Many people will just know McCheyne for his daily Bible reading plan, but Robertson has openend up his life to readers, from the haunting depression that followed him to the souls that were changed through his messages. This is a great resource for pastors, leaders, lay people, and those interested in the church's witness to the gospel in lives of its ministers.

Thanks to Christian Focus Publications for the review copy.
Auau
I was disappointed with this book because I was hoping for a biography that contained more detail about Robert Murray McCheyne's life. Instead there was a lot of commentary and information about his church, country, and city.
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