Friday, August 3, 2007

E. M. Bounds

Edward McKendree Bounds (1835-1913),
Methodist minister and devotional writer, was born in Shelby County, Missouri. He studied law and was admitted to the bar at 21 years of age. After practicing law for three years, he began preaching for the Methodist Episcopal Church. After the Civil War, Bounds served as pastor of churches in Tennessee and Alabama, and in St. Louis, Missouri. He spent the last 17 years of his life with his family in Washington, Georgia, writing his Spiritual Life Books. He was a man devoted to prayer and his writings reflected his life's emphasis on prayer.
Some of these books are studied in Theological schools to this day. Here are the titles of some of his writings:

Power Through Prayer
Prayer and Praying Men
Purpose in Prayer
The Essentials of Prayer
The Necessity of Prayer
The Possibilities of Prayer
The Reality of Prayer
The Weapon of Prayer
Heaven,a Place, a City, a Home
Preacher and Prayer

Check at your local bookstore or library.

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