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RevDWW
02-17-2007, 10:52 PM
Has anyone here read it?

I read the first chapter, which is really just a page and was floored. Here is an excerpt:

WE are constantly on a stretch, if not on a strain, to devise new methods, new plans, new organizations to advance the Church and secure enlargement and efficiency for the gospel. This trend of the day has a tendency to lose sight of the man or sink the man in the plan or organization. God's plan is to make much of the man, far more of him than of anything else. Men are God's method. The Church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men. "There was a man sent from God whose name was John." The dispensation that heralded and prepared the way for Christ was bound up in that man John. "Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given." The world's salvation comes out of that cradled Son. When Paul appeals to the personal character of the men who rooted the gospel in the world, he solves the mystery of their success. The glory and efficiency of the gospel is staked on the men who proclaim it. When God declares that "the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him," he declares the necessity of men and his dependence on them as a channel through which to exert his power upon the world. This vital, urgent truth is one that this age of machinery is apt to forget. The forgetting of it is as baneful on the work of God as would be the striking of the sun from his sphere. Darkness, confusion, and death would ensue.

What the Church needs to-day is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can use -- men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not come on machinery, but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men -- men of prayer.

crakjak
02-17-2007, 11:24 PM
Has anyone here read it?

I read the first chapter, which is really just a page and was floored. Here is an excerpt:

When God finds "better man" "whose heart is perfect toward Him" shouldn't also come better methods or machinery if you would?

I do agree with the premise of the excerpt you posted.

Nahum
02-17-2007, 11:39 PM
One of my personal favorites.

Felicity
02-17-2007, 11:42 PM
Has anyone here read it?

I read the first chapter, which is really just a page and was floored. Here is an excerpt:I read Power Through Prayer several years back. It's a good book!

whollyHis
02-18-2007, 11:42 AM
Has anyone here read it?

I read the first chapter, which is really just a page and was floored. Here is an excerpt:

Sounds like a good plan to me!!!!

BoredOutOfMyMind
02-18-2007, 02:47 PM
Available in about every download you can think of including Palm and mp3 here (http://www.ccel.org/ccel/bounds/power.html)

Chan
02-20-2007, 01:23 PM
All of E. M. Bounds' writings are well worth reading.

http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/easy_find/430991656?Ntk=keywords&Ntt=E.+M.+Bounds&action=Search&N=0&Ne=0&event=ESRCN&nav_search=1&cms=1&Go.x=13&Go.y=9

stmatthew
02-22-2007, 12:28 AM
I have read this book through many times, as well as all his other books on prayer. I took many of the men he mentions in his books, and searched for books by them as well, reading some very interesting books.

BrotherEastman
03-02-2007, 02:40 PM
Excellent excerpt RevDWW.

Sam
03-02-2007, 07:40 PM
I guess E.M. Bounds did OK for a person who had never been born again and is therefore screaming in the flames of Hell right now.

RevDWW
03-02-2007, 09:06 PM
I guess E.M. Bounds did OK for a person who had never been born again and is therefore screaming in the flames of Hell right now.
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