How Christ Came to Church
The Pastors Dream A Spiritual Autobiography
A spiritual classic by pastor and evangelist A. J. Gordon published just after Gordon's death in 1895. This volume tells the story of an actual dream that Gordon had, and how dreaming that Jesus attended his church and heard him preach brought life to his dead church and electrified his ministry. The issues Gordon raises and the insights he shares are relevant to today's pastor. There is a conclusion by A. T. Pierson another world-renowned pastor of his era, who followed Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London.
This edition of A. J. Gordon's classic is printed in recognition of the 175th anniversary of Gordon's birthday and the 125th anniversary of Gordon College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. After Gordon's story, his closest friend, A. T. Pierson, provides reflections on the significance of this nineteenth-century leader's experiences. Also, Scott Gibson, current professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, provides a brief introduction.
A. J. Gordon (1836-1895) was Pastor, Evangelist and Writer. He was the founder of Gordon College in Boston Massachusetts. He wrote many books, including: In Christ, The Two-Fold Life, The Ministry of the Spirit, How Christ Came to Church, and many others. He set Monday mornings aside to publishing his own monthly, the Watchword, and focused on devotional enrichment. He saw the church he pastored completely transformed into one of the most spiritual and aggressive churches in America with an unsurpassed effort in missions.
Arthur T. Pierson (1837-1911) served prominent pulpit both in America and Great Britain, preaching for two years at the Metropolitan Tabernacle following C. H. Spurgeon's death. He lectured at Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, and at Pierson Bible Institute in Seoul, Korea. He was one of the few Americans to speak at England's Keswick conferences. A consulting editor to the Scofield Reference Bible, he was also a contributor to the classic work The Fundamentals.