In his book, D.L. Moody–A Life: Innovator, Evangelist, World Changer, Kevin Belmonte presents one of the giants of the 19th century in living color. As the poor son of a widow, D.L. Moody rose from humble beginnings to an aspiring entrepreneur who was determined to make a fortune. However, when his Sunday school teacher confronted him about his need for Christ in the back room of his uncle’s shoe store, Moody turned his entrepreneurial passion into a passion for souls. This irrepressible drive took him to the slums of Chicago where he began his Sunday school work. After the Civil War, where he ministered to soldiers, his meetings went nationwide stretching to Europe and back again. Moody’s fervor was not limited to evangelism. This man who lacked a formal education wanted others to have a chance to succeed academically. He established a boys’ school, a girls’ school, and a seminary, which now bears his name. What this man accomplished for his Lord is almost unbelievable were it not documented. D.L. Moody was a force of nature and a servant of God.
There is no question that D.L. Moody is considered a giant of the Christian faith. D.L. Moody—A Life shows why. It is a well-written, well documented chronicle of a man who was larger than life. To his credit, Kevin Belmonte, gives a complete picture of Moody without air brushing his faults. It is an engaging and heart-warming tribute to a man and his work. The pages seem to fly by as the reader can feel Moody’s genuine love for the people he encountered throughout his life. Because he was willing to be used of God, D.L Moody influenced not only his generation, but generations he never lived to see. I would recommend D.L. Moody–A Life: Innovator, Evangelist, World Changer, to anyone interested in learning about an authentic hero of the Christian faith.
I was given a free copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review