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Taylor, James Hudson - The Collected Works of J. Hudson Taylor


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We are delighted to be able to offer, for the first time ever in print, The Collected Works of J. Hudson Taylor. Encompassing biography, history, sermons, addresses and published works, there is something here for all interests. 

Without doubt, Taylor was one of the most influencial believers of the late 19th century.  When he arrived in China, there were an estimated 300 believers in a population that amounted to nearly 1/5th of the entire world.  By his death there were over 100,000 believers in China and a host of trained workers to carry on the mission.  Most humbling is what becomes clear in reading his devotional works, sermons and addresses.  In the midst of administrating one of the most aggressive missionary movements since the book of Acts, he obviously guarded his time for the study of the Scriptures and fellowship with the Lord with great diligence.  His works, though not strictly theology, immediately alert the reader of the author's great investment of time, meditation and prayer on the text at hand. Whether the subject is missions, union with Christ, the final judgment of believers, or the privileges and shortcomings of the Lord's church, nothing is flippant, and the fruit of time and toil is evident.

The volume's nearly 640pp. include:

Separation and Service. A fine work on the nazarite vow, now quite rare on the secondhand market and a compelling call to separation and holiness in the service of the Lord.

Union and Communion. This may be said to represent Taylor himself in many ways. No matter his subject, Taylor continually refers back to his thoughts on the Song of Solomon, of which this is a very readible and experimental exposition.

Psalm 23. Originally published as a series in China's Millions and here for the first time in published form.

A Ribband of Blue. A collection of articles and addresses, largely originally from China's Millions, then revised by Taylor for a separate publication. This contains some of his best writings.

Miscellaneous Sermons and Addresses. This section contains over 25 sermons and addresses delivered at Keswick, Mildmay, Missionary Conferences and in the China's Millions and covers a wide range of subjects.

A Retrospect. Originally delivered to new missionaries working with the China Inland Mission, this is Taylor's own account of his early life, conversion and the faith-basis of the mission during its earliest years and development.

Days of Blessing in Shan-si. The only work not solely by Taylor, but probably the rarest and of great value.  During the late 19th century, a period of great blessing in the province of Shan-si followed the arrival of what would later be known as the 'Cambridge Seven', including C T Studd, Cecil Polhill etc.  This volume recounts, including sermons, conversations and meetings, those great days of revival. 

China's Need and Spiritual Claims. Arguably the most important work ever written regarding Chinese missions.  Here Taylor argues, with great force both in fact and fervor, for the evangelization of the lost. This work was greatly used to call young men and women to Christian service not only in China, but all around the world.

All works have been freshly typeset and are printed on natural, acid-free paper.  The signatures are smyth-sewn for durability.  This more expensive style of binding also allows a binding to lie flat more easily and is very helpful for any volume one wishes to actually study.  Binding is vegetable tanned, crimson goatskin with raised bands and a black morocco label. Compartments have a gold stamped fleurette and both boards have a double-line panel with matching fleurettes in corners.  Endpapers are machined marbled paper.

These are available only in a limited edition of 250 numbered copies and at a very reasonable price. These are available, while the limited edition lasts, at the price of $95.00.

Please allow 6 weeks for delivery. 

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