- Offers anecdotal insights into Ironside's own life and ministry
This collections of writings from Ironside's contributions to the magazine "Revelation" offers a unique insight into the life of Harry A Ironside. In the spirit of Proverbs 27:17, Ironside's hope was that by sharing from his own life, he might help the reader, thus "Iron sharpens Iron".
About the Author
Dr. Henry (Harry) Allen Ironside received his degree of Doctor of Literature from Wheaton College. He began preaching in Los Angeles at the age of fourteen and later served as a Bible teacher, Evangelist and Preacher. He was President of the Western Book & Tract Company, and for six years he was professor of Biblical Literature at the Evangelical Theological College in Dallas, Texas. In 1930, he became the Pastor of Moody Memorial Church in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Ironside was known to preach twice each Sabbath to audiences of over three thousand at each service.
During his day, Dr. Ironside was widely and favorably known throughout the United States, Canada and Great Britain. He was one of the most outstanding Bible teachers and preachers of his time, a man of God, with a message from God, which he delivered in the power of God. His life was a benediction to all who knew him and his ministry enriched the Christian church. He authored over thirty volumes, many booklets and numerous articles in the religious Press. From the long list of his published works, mention should be made of Notes on Jeremiah, The Minor Prophets, Notes on Proverbs, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther, Lectures on Daniel the Prophet, Lectures on Revelation, Lectures on Romans, Lectures on Colossians, Lectures on the Epistles of John, Notes on Hebrews and Titus. He also served as the editor of The Moody Church News.
It is a rare combination, indeed, when a man is both a master of Bible exposition, based on a lifetime of arduous study, and an outstanding author from the stand point of clarity, accuracy and popular style. All of this is noticeably true of Dr. H. A. Ironside, (former) Pastor of the great Moody Memorial Church, Chicago.
Dr. Harry A. Ironside was undoubtedly one of the greatest living Expository Preachers. One evidence of his greatness is the fact that he preached to audiences of three to four thousand people in his own church twice each Sunday. He was a man of spiritual depth as well as breadth of general and Biblical knowledge.
Dr. Ironside might well win a prize in a sermonic competition. Very few preachers in America have preached to larger congregations with more effective results. For a lifetime he ministered to every kind of a congregation, ever with one supreme purpose—to exalt Christ in such a way that men should be drawn to Him and everywhere God honored his teaching and his testimony.
Dr. Ironside not only knew the Bible with amazing thoroughness, digging deep below the surface into its treasures, but he knew how to share his findings with others in simple, straightforward, revealing and convincing writing. His teachings are sane, well balanced, scholarly and spiritual. Withal is a humanness and on occasion a touch of humor that gives added charm to his messages.