Samuel: The Prophet is a part of F. B. Meyer's Heroes of the Faith series. In this volume, Meyer looks at how Samuel bridged the time of the Judges to the time of the Kings in Israel's history. Samuel was no recluse, but served as a statesman and politician in the best sense, as a king-maker and a king-breaker and as a spokesman of God to the people of Israel. The study of Samuel is particularly useful to those who find themselves in a similar period of transitional times. Also included in this volume is commentary on the life of Saul - one who was intricately connected to the prophet Samuel.
About the Author
One of the greatly loved preachers of his day, Frederick Brotherton Meyer was a pastor, author, Bible teacher and evangelist. He was born in London in 1847.
Dr. Meyer began pastoring in 1870, and in 1872 he went to Priory Street Baptist Chapel. There he met D. L. Moody, who made a lasting impression upon his life and taught him valuable spiritual lessons. These two godly men formed a lifelong friendship.
During his long and fruitful life, Meyer preached more than 16,000 sermons. Said one author: "The phrasing of Meyer's sermons was simple and direct; he polished his discourses as an artist polishes a perfect stone. There was always a glowing imagery in his words; his speech was pastoral, lovely as an English valley washed in sunlight…In his day, great wars raged. Those who went to hear him forgot the battles."
A distinct feature of Meyer's ministry was his outcry against the social evils of his day. Not only was he effective in the temperance movement, but he was also responsible for the closing of over 500 houses of prostitution. He also formed a prison aid society.
A devoted student of God's Word, he was the author of over 40 books, including: devotional commentaries, sermon volumes and expository works. He also authored several pamphlets and edited a number of magazines.
F.B. Meyer preaches as a man who has seen God face to face.