Israel: A Prince with God is a part of the Heroes of the Bible series by F.B. Meyer. In this volume, Meyer traces the life of Israel in the following chapters:
- First Impressions
- The Sale of the Birthright
- The Stolen Blessing
- The Angel-Ladder
- The Noble Resolve
- The Education of Home
- The Mid-passage of Life
- The Stirring-up of the Nest
- The Midnight Wrestle
- Back to Bethel
- The School of Sorrow
- Glimpses of the Israel-nature
- Rest, and the Rest-Giver
- Home: At Last!
- The God of Jacob
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 Bible biographies (character studies), 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.
No Christian is likely to read the volume... without being wiser, purer, happier and more devoted to his Master. It surpasses any book we have seen on Jacob and his eventful career.