From F.B. Meyer’s outstanding Biblical biographies series of the great men of faith, here is the challenging story of Jacob, who God named Israel. Meyer shows the reader Jacob’s failures, as well as his victories, encouraging us to remember that the saints we see in scripture were men of like passions as we are.
About the author
Frederick Brotherton Meyer (1847–1929) was a contemporary and friend of D.L. Moody. He was a greatly loved Baptist pastor and evangelist in England whose pastorates included Victoria Road Church and Melbourne Hall in Leicester and Regent’s Park Chapel and Christ Church in London. Born in London and raised in a Christian home, he attended Brighton College and graduated from the University of London in 1869. He studied theology at Regent’s Park College.
Meyer was involved in ministry and inner-city mission work on both sides of the Atlantic. He is said to have brought about the closing of hundreds of saloons and brothels. He was also a regular preacher at the Keswick Convention. Meyer wrote over 40 books, including Christian biographies and devotional commentaries on the Bible, many of which remain in print today. Besides pastoring, writing, social work and convention speaking, Meyer made evangelistic tours to South Africa, Asia, the United States and Canada. He had great influence upon such giants of the faith as J. Wilbur Chapman and Charles H. Spurgeon. It was Spurgeon who said, “Meyer preaches as a man who has seen God face to face.”