In 1911 global mission leaders met in Edinburgh, Scotland, to confront a sobering situation: two-thirds of the world was unevangelized, sending churches were declining in membership and spiritual vitality, and interest in missions was waning. How could such a weak and sickly church meet the challenge of fulfilling the Great Commission? In response to this situation, Andrew Murray wrote this urgent call to repentance and prayer that helped spur on one of the most fruitful missionary movements in the church?s history.
Is history repeating itself today? One hundred years after this book was penned, the church finds itself in a similarly weak condition. This edition of The State of the Church, contemporized by Leona Choy, speaks vividly to today?s believers and their spiritual needs. As fresh today as it was a century ago, Murray?s prophetic counsel is encapsulated in this challenging statement:
?Christ?s surrender on the cross for our salvation is the only true measure of our own surrender to Him and His service.?