Making Many Glad

The Life and Labours of Daniel Baker

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Weight 0.49 kg
Dimensions 18.1 × 12.1 × 3.1 cm
page-count

560

Banner Pub Date

May 1, 2000

topic

Pastoral Biography

Original Pub Date

1858

format

Book

binding

Paperback

isbn

9780851517810

Book Description

This stirring biography tells the story of Daniel Baker, the great evangelist of the American South, largely in his own words. Baker was one of those preachers who could not resist the call to ‘preach Christ where he was not named’, and wherever he went it was ‘in the fulness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ’. His longest stay in one pastorate amounted to just nine years, whereas he was involved in gospel ministry for almost forty years, itinerating from Pennsylvania and Ohio, through Virginia, the Carolinas, his native Georgia and around the southern states to Texas.

Citing Isaiah 52:7, Professor Douglas Kelly writes of Baker: ‘There could not be a better way of characterizing the effects of the life and preaching of this great Southern evangelist…than this verse about beautiful feet hastening with glad tidings across waste places’

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CHAPTER I.  
FROM HIS BIRTH UNTIL THE CLOSE OF HIS CLERKSHIP IN SAVANNAH.  
Ancestry-Plymouth Church-Arrival in America-Colony sent South­ Revolution-Indians-Pious forefathers-Autobiography begins-Earli­est recollections-The Orphan’s dream-The Aunt-First religious impressions-Early aspirations in regard to the Ministry-Visits Savan­nah-Temptations as a clerk-Oration-Death of a companion-Pro­cures a Testament-Way opens to College 13-31
CHAPTER II.  
WHILE A STUDENT AT HAMPDEN SIDNEY COLLEGE.  
Enters upon his Studies-Desponding thoughts-Diary-Resolutions-­Impressive Sermon-Thomas Paine-Diary-Unites with the Church ­Diary-Narrative resumed-Afflictive thoughts-Trials again-Birth­day resolves-Birth-day retrospect-Sacramental season-Session closes-Praying Society-Diary-Sacramental occasion-Standard of preaching-War with England 32-63
CHAPTER III.  
WHILE A STUDENT AT PRINCETON.  
Enters the College of New Jersey-Day of Fasting and Prayer-Revival in College-Students converted-Reminiscence of a Student-Letter to a young Lady-Letter continued 64-77
CHAPTER IV.  
WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA.  
Goes to Winchester-Labours there-Is married-Stirs up professors-­His health-Source of energy-Extracts from Journal-Day of Fast­ing-Review of the past-Prospect of Licensure-Licensed to preach­-Visits Alexandria-Correspondence-Visits Georgia-Preaches at Mid-Way 78-97
CHAPTER V.  
HARRISONBURG-WASHINGTON CITY.  
Settles in Harrisonburg-Missionary excursions-Call to Savannah and Washington City-Settles in Washington-Excursions abroad-Corres­pondence-Pastoral labours-John Quincy Adams-Loses his clerkship-Works on Baptism-Recollections of an Elder-Estimate of character 97-116
CHAPTER VI.  
PASTORATE IN SAVANNAH.  
Call to Savannah-Letter to Washington Church-Letter continued-Letter to an Elder in Washington-Labours in Savannah-Efforts to get him back to Washington-Correspondence-Autobiography resumed­-Special season-Special efforts-Correspondence-Autobiography resumed-Protracted meeting-Results of meeting-Letter to Mr. Handy-Call to Washington 110-145
CHAPTER VII.  
AS AN EVANGELIST.  
Meetings in Gillisonville and Grahamsville-Revival in Beaufort-Autobiography resumed-Leaves Savannah-Becomes an Evangelist-Meeting in Tallahassee-The political partisan-Meeting in Montgomery-Meetings in South Carolina-Reminiscences of a Student-Revival in Colum­bia-Revival in Walterborough-The Skeptic-Indirect influence­-Autobiography continued- Failure of voice-Colloquial manner-Pas­toral visit-To-morrow-Manner in pulpit-The sudden digression­-Narrative resumed-Pecuniary matters-Marked providence 145-190
CHAPTER VIII.  
LABOURS IN OHIO-PASTORATE IN FRANKFORT AND TUSKALOOSA.  
Labours as Evangelist-Narrative resumed-Letter to daughter-Labours in Ohio-Labours in Kentucky-Settles in Frankfort-Chaplain to Penitentiary-Leaves Frankfort-Call to Tuskaloosa-Old-school and New-Attends General Assembly 190-208
CHAPTER IX.  
TUSKALOOSA-LABOURS AS AN EVANGELIST-MISSION TO TEXAS.  
Labours as Pastor in Tuskaloosa -The prayer-meeting-His correspond­ence-Letters to Mr. Galloway-Accounts of meetings-Meeting of Synod-The dying convert-Meeting in Wilkesbarre-Interview with Dr. Breckinridge-Autobiography resumed-Leaves Tuskaloosa-Meet­ings in Alabama-Letter from Memphis-Lines by Mrs. C. Lee Hentz­-Meeting in Memphis-Meetings in New Orleans and Mobile-Reaches Texas-Letters from Galveston-Labours in Galveston-Enters the interior-Letter to little daughter-Autobiography resumed-Mission­ary labours-Revival at Chrisman’s Settlement-The Texan Senator­-First Presbytery organized in Texas-First idea of a College-Extracts from Journal-Taken ill-At Matagorda-Preaches again-Embarks for home-Tedious voyage-Card-players-Home 209-267
CHAPTER X.  
LABOURS AS AN EVANGELIST-PASTORATE AT HOLLY SPRINGS.  
Return home-Little Agnes-Opinion of Texas-Missionary labour­-Meeting at Hernando-Affectionate disposition-Love for children-Estimate at home-Autobiography resumed-Journal of labours-Southern Mississippi-Autobiography resumed-Meeting in Nashville-Tuscumbia-Pulaski-Summary of labours-St. Charles-Habit of prayer-Source of power-Hired for a month-Revival in Holly Springs­-Conversion of sons-The Hundred dollar note-sons at Princeton-Let­ter to son-Letter to wife-Missionary excursion-Leesburg-Knoxville-Summary of labours-Heathen Mythology-Bible warrant-Home life-Advice to sons-Dying Christian-Need of preachers-Entangling alliances-Papal baptism-Standard of excellence-Lights and sha­dows-Heartfelt piety-Letter to Mr. Galloway-Labours in Arkanses 268-324
CHAPTER XI.  
SECOND MISSION TO TEXAS.  
Autobiography resumed-Journal of Texas Mission-In New Orleans-In Texas-Lavaca-Letter to wife-Indian Point-At Victoria-Laid aside-Various labours-The congregation of one-The “naked hook”­-The escaped Texan-In arrow-shot-At Austin-Webber’s Prairie-Lagrange-The Pecan nut crop-Lost!-The white flag-The bold pro­test-Instant in season-Sowing by the way-side-Impromptu meetings-Taking the vote-Favourite maxims-Extempore contractor­-Another maxim-A grain of sense-Clouds in good hands-Narra­tive resumed-“Give, and feel it”-Reaches Galveston-Call to Galveston-Made a D. D.-Courteous bearing 324-381
CHAPTER XII.  
FOUNDING OF AUSTIN COLLEGE-LABOURS AS AN EVANGELIST AND AS AGENT OF THE COLLEGE.  
In Galveston-Wearing well-The children’s missionary-A missionary again-First blow for a College-First subscriptions-Prompt steps-“Too headlong”-Blundering right-Appeal to theological students-The new idea-Intention of the College-Sails for the Rio Grande­-Mouth of the Rio Grande-At Brownsville-Enters Mexico-Christmas Eve in Matamoras-Preaches in Brownsville-First on the field-Rio Grande City-Use for preachers-The pioneers of the cross-Embarks for Galveston-“Perils in waters”-Lands safely-Austin College-Appointed agent for College-Home letters-New Orleans-in Brook­lyn-Jenny Lind-The liberal donor-Meeting in Philadelphia-At Wilmington-At Savannah-Results of first tour-Leaves on his second tour-St. Louis Assembly-Synod of Texas created-The river storm-­Keeping the Sabbath-Man overboard-Results of second tour 381-434
CHAPTER XIII.  
THIRD AND FOURTH TOURS AS AGENT OF AUSTIN COLLEGE.  
Leaves on third tour-At Charleston-Charleston Assembly-Grateful thoughts-At Columbia-Labours blessed-Thankful emotions-Basket meetings-Labours blessed of God-Letter of condolence-Heaven at last!-Black River churches-Field thrice reaped-Williamsburg church-Blessed results-Estimate of influence-Indian Town church-­Unimpaired health-Pressing invitations-Christian kindness-Bow long strung-Darlington church-Longings for Home-Darlington pas­tor-Description of meeting-Doctrinal clearness-Statement of a pas­tor-Doctrines of grace-Union of Christians-Results of third tour-­Robbed-The cunning thief-The discovery-The pursuit-The cap­ture-Secret of effective preaching-Nephew shot-Providence in all-­Reaches home-Enters a fourth tour-In North Carolina-Christian liberality-Rocky River church-Philadelphia church-Poplar Tent­-Concord-Steel Creek-Overcome-Statesville-Summary of labours­-Presidency of Austin College-Crystal Palace-Letter to a theological student-The Bible and the heart 435-491
CHAPTER XIV.  
FIFTH AND SIXTH TOURS ABROAD, AND LABOURS IN TEXAS AS AGENT OF AUSTIN COLLEGE.  
Education convention-State aid-Leaves on fifth tour-In Georgia-The wise goat-Good Hope church-Greenville-Upper Long Cane-New­berry-Secret of success-Results of labours-The one cause of suc­cess-Springing of seed already sown-Letter to religious Journal-­Revival in Willington-Results of this tour-Opinions of others-The skeptic convinced-Not an orator-The Austin family-The promised donation-At home awhile-Favourite studies-Repugnance to fiction-Value set on young men-Enters on sixth tour-New York Assembly­ More labourers needed-Radiation of usefulness-Labourer drawing toward home-Appreciation at home-Eastern Texas-Endowment scheme-Giving, a grace of the Spirit 491-533
CHAPTER XV.  
CLOSING SCENES.  
Texas-Austin College-His agency-Contemplated visit to Europe-Announcement in Legislature-Remarks of Dr. Kittrell-Grief in Hunts­ville-Known abroad-Synod of Texas-Church at Austin-Arrives at Austin-The Grandfather-State aid-Last Sermon-Angina pecto­ris-Meeting desired-Last Sabbath-The ruling passion-Last visit-­Becomes worse-Child-like faith-Perfect serenity-The dying saint-Last words 534-560

 

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