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Autobiography of Thomas Guthrie, D. D.
And Memoir by his sons, Rev. David K. Guthrie and Charles J. Guthrie, M.A. in two volumes (1874/5)


WORKS OF THOMAS GUTHRIE, D.D.

THE GOSPEL IN EZEKIEL
THE SAINT’S INHERITANCE.
THE WAY TO LIFE
ON THE PARABLES
OUT OF HARNESS
SPEAKING TO THE HEART
STUDIES OF CHARACTER
THE CITY and RAGGED SCHOOLS
MAN AND THE GOSPEL, and OUR FATHER’S BUSINESS

A Brief Memorial
Life of the Rev. Thomas Guthrie D.D.
Compiled mostly from his own lips

“Thomas Guthrie was the most eloquent preacher in Scotland; and as a writer he was unsurpassed for clearness, originality, and deep research. His style is a model of Anglo-Saxon, strong, plain, rhythmical, and earnest. It is music to read his rich and ringing sentences, all on fire of the Gospel. He was an unwearying worker among the poor, and carried heart and courage into all duty. He expounds the Scriptures as a man well acquainted with human wants and in close communion with Christ. His sermons are more terse and educating than Spurgeon’s, warmer and deeper than Beecher’s, and vivid, keen, convincing and uplifting as only Guthrie’s own can be.” — Methodist Protestant.

FROM REVIEWS OF THE MEMOIR.
By the British Press.

“He was a man who, by sheer force of his emotional eloquence, might have stirred a nation to revolution: after a fashion, indeed, he did this; but the revolution he instigated took the form of building churches in waste places, and in humanizing their pariah children by the organization of ragged schools. . . . Here we have him with, as it were, his coat off, and telling us the story of his life in his natural voice and attitude. While there is not much that is eventful in the life, there is much that is delightful in the narrative. It is told in the chattiest, simplest, most unaffected way imaginable, and the pages are full of quaint, racy anecdotes recounted in the most characteristic manner.”—London Daily News.

“The first quality of the autobiography that impresses its readers is its singular naturalness, its broad humanity, the bright and happy aspects of life to which the mind of the writer turns instinctively, his happy knack of seeing good in every thing. Then we are struck with the depth and soundness of his principles. Then we observe the development and ripening of his gifts as a preacher, as a speaker, as a debater, as a student of human nature, as a philanthropist, and as a member of society.

“Of the part of the volume for which Dr. Guthrie’s sons are more immediately responsible, we can speak in the most favorable terms The topics have been selected with sound judgment, and are handled within modest limits, while the style is at once careful, scholarly, and pleasant.” — Edinburgh Daily Review.

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