With Christ in the School of Prayer Author:Andrew Murray Andrew Murray (1828-1917) was born in South Africa of Scottish missionary parents. Sent to Scotland and Holland at age 10 for schooling, he was preparing for the ministry when he experienced conversion and commitment to Christ at age 17. Ordained at 20, he returned to South Africa and was assigned a Dutch Reformed pastorate among the pioneer f... more »armers of remote Orange River and the Transvaal. Emma, his creative and supportive wife, shared his love for God and people; they had eight children.
Andrew later pastored in Worcester, Cape Town, and served the church in Wellington for 34. He founded activities to draw Africans into Christ's church, established a seminary for women, and raised funds for evangelists. Six times he was elected Moderator of the South African Dutch Reformed Church, and several times successfully defended the church and the faith in civil courts.
During his 88 years he wrote 240 books and tracts in Dutch and English. His writings center on devotion and commitment to Christ, the work of the Holy Spirit, and the life of prayer. In his pastorates, evangelistic travels across South Africa, Europe and America, and especially in his writings, Andrew Muray drew children, young people and adults to Jesus Christ, the Lord and Savior who filled all his vision.« less