The Use of Tracts
By R. A. Torrey
In this brief 6 chapter book by Torrey, he presents us with some wisdom about the use of Tracts. His chapters are: 1. Introduction 2. Importance and Advantages. 3. Purposes for which to use a Tract 4. Who should use tracts 5. How to use tracts 6. Suggestions as to the use of Tracts.
2. Importance and Advantages.
3. Purposes for which to use a Tract
4. Who should use tracts
5. How to use tracts
6. Suggestions as to the use of Tracts.
BIOGRAPHY OF REUBEN ARCHER TORREY
Reuben Archer Torrey was born January 28, 1856 in Hoboken, New Jersey.
One of his favorite phrases was, “I love to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
At the age of 33, Torrey was picked by D. L. Moody to become the first Superintendent of the Chicago Evangelization Society (later Moody Bible Institute), guiding it from its inception on September 26, 1889, until 1908.
He made an evangelization trip around the world seeing over 102,000 saved.
From 1912 to 1924 he served as dean of the Los Angeles Bible Institute (now called BIOLA). He also helped to organize and served as the first pastor of the Church of the Open Door (1915- 1924).
He received no stated salary and was supported by freewill offerings. He said later:
Upon hearing about how George Muller of England counted on answered prayer for feeding the orphans as well as his own income, Torrey immediately refused a fixed salary. “A number of years ago (1888), I came to the place where it seemed my duty to give up my salary and work for God among the poor…From that day on, every mouthful came directly from my Heavenly Father, not a meal on our tables…not a coat that went on my back…not a dress on my wife’s back, nor the clothing on the backs of the four children, that was not an answer to prayer. We got everything from God. I was never more serene in my life.”
Reuben A. Torrey wrote some forty books. His first book was How to Bring Men to Christ (1893). His last, Lectures on the First Epistle of John, published in 1929 after his death. His How to Promote and Conduct a Successful Revival (1901) is considered one of the best books on personal and mass evangelism ever written.
More Works by R.A. Torrey
- Torrey, R.A. – Difficulties in the Bible
- Torrey, R.A.-How to Study the Bible
- Torrey, R.A. – Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
- Torrey – How to Pray
- Torrey, R.A. – Anecdotes and Illustrations
- Torrey, R.A. – Revival Addresses
- Torrey, R.A. – Principles of Biblical Interpretation
- Torrey, R.A.-Profitable Bible Study
- Torrey, R.A. – How God Guides
- Torrey, R.A. – The Place of Prayer in Evangelism