The Life of Dwight L. Moody

The Life of Dwight L. Moody

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The Life of Dwight L. Moody

The Life of Dwight L. Moody

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The preparation of my father's biography has been undertaken as a sacred trust. Early in the spring of 1895 father was asked by an old friend to permit a biography to be issued with his approval. This he 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 undertaking demanded a peculiar ability, he said: "I don't care anything about that. What I want is that after my death you should correct the 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. Otherwise the very reason assigned by father would have been thwarted. At a later date a more studied interpretation of his life will be prepared to meet the expressed desire of friends for a fuller account of his career.

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