Andrew Murray (1828-1917) was a South African minister, writer and revivalist. For more than six decades he served with the Dutch Reformed Church of South Africa, preaching, teaching and writing more than 200 books and pamphlets. Murray became an international figure through his writing and today many of his works are considered devotional classics. Shot on location in South Africa, this documentary tells the story of Andrew Murray’s life and mission and provides insight into his provocative teaching.
Andrew Murray (1828-1917) was a South African minister, writer and revivalist. For more than six decades he served with the Dutch Reformed Church of South Africa, preaching, teaching and writing more than 200 books and pamphlets. Murray became an international figure through his writing and today many of his works are considered devotional classics. These include; Abide in Christ, Absolute Surrender and, Waiting on God. Murray believed in the necessity of total surrender to God and the importance of a deep and personal devotional life.
Murray also believed that “missions is the chief end of the church.” He became a key figure in the 1860 revival that spread across South Africa’s Cape Colony and he established The Missionary Institute, a school that trained and sent missionaries into the interior of Africa.
Shot on location in South Africa, this documentary tells the story of Andrew Murray’s life and mission and provides insight into his provocative teaching. Widescreen
Offering an overview of the life and work of Andrew Murray (1828-1917), this documentary from producer Gary Wilkinson also chronicles the development of the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa during a period when the descendants of Dutch settlers—i.e., Afrikaners—were spread far and wide without a means to connect to their faith. Murray, born in South Africa but educated and ordained as a minister in Scotland, defied church authorities and traveled over long and difficult terrain in order to preach to Afrikaners who lived in areas remote from houses of worship, thus building the influence and strength of Dutch Reformists. Murray served as pastor at churches in a number of cities and towns, initially resisting a rising evangelical element but eventually embracing it as a populist means for bringing people closer to God. The author of numerous faith-based books that are now considered classics, Murray became head of the Dutch Reformed Church and oversaw extensive mission work in Africa until his death at the age of 89. Shot on location in South Africa, the documentary draws on comments from a variety of historians and experts on Murray's life and works to weave a compelling biography of a man driven by his mission. Recommended.
When do you get to learn anything about South African Christianity? This was great for learning about places that don't usually make into church history books. It also makes you want to know more about this David Bliss who is interviewed for most of the film. He can promote a missions book like no one else! I am not into Deeper Life which is too often mindless, but Murray's work in South Africa is well worth a documentary.
Andrew Murray is one of my favorite authors. There are none today that compare with the biblical insight and scriptural teaching that he gives in his books. I have read his biography and this video was a good overview of his life for those who do not like to read and for those who read. It followed the life of Murray great highlighting key junctions in his life. I give it 5 stars. I hope for others, after viewing the video, that they would purchase any or all of his books and let Murray guide them is some Bible study and Biblical truths.