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An All-Surpassing Fellowship
Beaty, David P.

An All-Surpassing Fellowship

ISBN: 9781601783158
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Book Description:

In An All-Surpassing Fellowship, David P. Beaty introduces us to the spiritual life of Robert Murray M‘Cheyne. After giving an overview of the life of this remarkable Scottish pastor, Beaty analyzes M‘Cheyne’s study of the Bible, prayer life, pursuit of holiness, eternal perspective, and dependence on the Holy Spirit to see the rich contribution they made to his communion with God. Yet Beaty conducts these investigations with a view toward application—learning from M‘Cheyne that which will help us walk more closely with Christ.

See why M‘Cheyne’s communion with God has encouraged many believers over the years, and be encouraged yourself to seek that same sweet fellowship with the Lord.

Table of Contents:
Part 1: Robert Murray M‘Cheyne
1. M’Cheyne’s Early Life and Preparation for Ministry
2. Pastoral Ministry
3. Preaching, Theology, and Pastoral Letters
4. The Mission of Discovery
5. Revival and M‘Cheyne’s Final Days
Part 2: M‘Cheyne’s Communion with God
6. Communion with God by His word
7. Communion with God in Prayer
8. The Joy of Holiness
9. Eternal Perspective
10. Communion with the Holy Spirit
Part 3: Learning from M‘Cheyne
11. Really understanding the Gospel
12. Pleasure and Power in Prayer
13. The Purposeful Pursuit of Holiness
14. Passion and Power for Evangelism
15. Preparation for Revival


David P. Beaty is Pastor of River Oaks Community Church, Clemmons, North Carolina.


“Rightly was Robert Murray M‘Cheyne’s life once described by a close friend as one of ‘holy solemnity’ and his speech and sermons as coming from ‘one . . . who was standing in the presence of God.’ This new study of M‘Cheyne’s life by David Beaty takes its start, as it were, from this fact and explores what today’s Christians can profitably learn from such a life. In a day when evangelicalism is swamped by pragmatic programs and plagued by the cult of celebrity, this book is a fresh reminder of what has been evangelicalism’s strength and glory in the past: holy persons like M‘Cheyne. Highly recommended!” — Michael A. G. Haykin, professor of church history and biblical spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville

“Beaty does a masterful job of recounting M‘Cheyne’s life as God’s instrument in bringing the gospel’s power to his generation. This inspiring story of the spiritual sources behind his profound devotion, transformed life, and powerful preaching is told with revealing insight. M‘Cheyne’s life story is a keen example of why Christian biography is essential reading for believers seeking substantive guidance in their own walk with God.” — Donald Fortson, professor of church history and practical theology, Reformed Theological Seminary


Additional Information:

Cover: Softcover
Number of Pages: 164
Author: Beaty, David P.
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
Publication Date: 2014