WORKS OF THOMAS GUTHRIE,
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
“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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