Andrew Murray’s classic “THE KEY TO THE MISSIONARY PROBLEM” was written in response to the 1900 Ecumenical Missionary Conference in New York. Murray had been invited by D. L. Moody to attend, but was unable to. This book is his response to their conclusions and reports – it is a very challenging and powerful statement on what is holding back missions and evangelism and the way forward. He focuses in on the underlying necessity of passion for Jesus and dependence on the Holy Spirit. Murray uses many illustrations from the Moravian missionary movement, as well as Hudson Taylor and the China Inland Mission to highlight his point.
F. B. Meyer said of this book, “Of all books that I have ever read on the call of our Lord to the Evangelization of the world, this appeal by the beloved ANDREW MURRAY must stand in the front rank, if not first. My heart has been deeply moved by it, and I propose to read large portions of it to my people. If only it were read universally throughout our Churches, by ministers and people alike, I believe it would lead to one of the greatest revivals of Missionary enthusiasm that the world has ever known. It is deeply spiritual, interesting, and inspiring.”