Richard Hobson of Liverpool

The Autobiography of a Faithful Pastor

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Weight 1.36 lbs
Dimensions 8.8 × 5.75 × 1 in
isbn

9780851518459

binding

Cloth-bound

Format

Book

Original Pub Date

1903

Banner Pub Date

Nov 1, 2003

topic

19th Century, Pastoral Biography

page-count

384

Book Description

This is the inspiring autobiography of Richard Hobson whose ministry, under the blessing of God, transformed the working-class district of Windsor in Liverpool. It will be of immense encouragement, not only to ministers of the Word, but to all who desire to see the gospel producing such effects in our own time. Yet Hobson had no thought of claiming any credit for this success, humbly entitling his account, ‘What hath God wrought’.

On J.C. Ryle’s arrival in Liverpool as its first bishop in 1880, he found in Hobson a true friend, and came to regard him as a model pastor. Hobson’s parish of St. Nathaniel’s gave Ryle and his family their main spiritual home, and in 1900, when Ryle died, Hobson preached the bishop’s funeral sermon.

The story told here, against the back-drop of dirt and poverty in the largest port of the British Empire, is a wonderful example of the compelling power of love and prayer. Hobson taught his people to pray, as the one o’clock gun was fired daily, ‘O God, for Jesus Christ’s sake, send me thy Holy Spirit’, and the prayer was answered.

The change effected in the ‘sixteen acres of sin’ Hobson found on his arrival in Windsor is a striking illustration of the power of the gospel to change individual lives and transform whole communities.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

Illustrations vi
Biographical Sketch ix
Author’s Prefaces xvii
Introduction xxiii
PART 1: CHILDHOOD, YOUTH AND MINISTRY 1 34
PART 2: AGENT OF THE IRISH CHURCH MISSIONS 16
PART 3: STUDENT OF ST AIDAN’S COLLEGE, BIRKENHEAD 34
PART 4: CURATE OF CHRIST CHURCH, BIRKENHEAD 41
PART 5: VICAR OF ST NATHANIEL’S, WINDSOR, LIVERPOOL: Diary Extracts for 1868-69 49
Diary Extracts for 1870 55
Diary Extracts for 1871 69
Diary Extracts for 1872 75
Diary Extracts for 1873 83
Diary Extracts for 1874 90
Diary Extracts for 1875 97
Diary Extracts for 1876 105
Diary Extracts for 1877 111
Diary Extracts for 1878 118
Diary Extracts for 1879 127
Diary Extracts for 1880 134
Diary Extracts for 1881 143
Diary Extracts for 1882 149
Diary Extracts for 1883 156
Diary Extracts for 1884 163
Diary Extracts for 1885 168
Diary Extracts for 1886 176
Diary Extracts for 1887 182
Diary Extracts for 1888 189
Diary Extracts for 1889 195
Diary Extracts for 1890 202
Diary Extracts for 1891 208
Diary Extracts for 1892 216
Diary Extracts for 1893 228
Diary Extracts for 1894 238
Diary Extracts for 1895 246
Diary Extracts for 1896 255
Diary Extracts for 1897 263
Diary Extracts for 1898 272
Diary Extracts for 1899 278
Diary Extracts for 1900 287
Diary Extracts for 1901 297
‘My Eventide’ (added to the Fourth Edition, 1913) 311
Appendices A – T 329

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