Featured Classics - April 2007

Works by R. A. Torrey on Bible Study and Prayer
by Alan Dorsey, Olive Tree Bible Software

Associated with D. L. Moody in the early years of Moody Bible Institute, Reuben Archer Torrey, 1856-1928, was a beloved preacher and teacher of God’s word. His passion for the word of God and for prayer is clearly conveyed in two outstanding works, Torrey’s New Topical Textbook and How to Pray.

The introduction to Torrey’s New Topical Textbook infuses readers with appreciation for the value of spending regular and consistent time studying the Bible. To facilitate this, the author has created a wonderful collection of topical outlines with verse references. The topics Torrey addresses comprise nearly all of the important themes of the Bible, including Sin, the Atonement, Justification, Sanctification, Assurance, Faith, Prayer, Praise, Love, the Character of Christ, His Resurrection, His Ascension, His Second Coming, the Church, and many more.

A definite advantage of having this work in electronic format is that all of the verse references are hyperlinked, which enables you to read through a topical outline and to easily visit every verse along the way. R.A. Torrey firmly believed that the best commentary on the Bible is the Bible itself. His New Topical Textbook lets the Bible be its own interpreter on hundreds of topics. What better way to strengthen our faith than to fill ourselves with what the Scripture reveals about Christ, the church, our identity as believers, and our eternal destiny!

In his book How to Pray, Torrey impresses upon readers the absolute necessity and the glorious benefits of persistent prayer, while offering valuable lessons about how to pray according to the will of God and thus enjoy the blessings of answered prayer. The book is simply written, and the author’s characteristic fervor imparts faith in what God will do for those who ask Him.

Both of these works are available at www.ccel.org. You can also download them to your PDA or smartphone by visiting www.olivetree.com.

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