Andrew Murray (1828-1917) was a Dutch Reformed pastor, well-known for his devotional writings and sermons. This short book includes two of his classics, Humility and Absolute Surrender, topics which are closely related.
In Humility, Murray includes 12 chapters which focus on developing humility in imitation of Christ. He believes that we should:
“….see that humility is something infinitely deeper than contrition, and accept it as our participation in the life of Jesus, …. (beginning) to learn that it is our true nobility, and that to prove it in being servants of all is the highest fulfillment of our destiny, as men created in the image of God.”
Topics include: humility and holiness, humility and faith, humility in daily life, the humility of Jesus and more.
Absolute Surrender is comprised of 9 chapters, many of them sermons or addresses given by Murray to pastors or church workers. Each focuses on a different Scripture reading. Here he develops the need for Christians to completely empty themselves in order to allow the power of God free rein in their lives.
I used this volume for my daily devotional reading. Each chapter is fairly short, and provided a wealth of challenging material, without being overly academic.
VERDICT: 4 STARS. Good news! If you’re interested in reading this, you can purchase it for only $2.99 from Amazon for your kindle.
For more about Andrew Murray see these posts:
Like Christ by Andrew Murray–Book Review
Andrew Murray on Unity in Christ