Moody Gold is the fourth book in the popular Gold series by Ray Comfort. This book draws from some of the best sermons by D. L. Moody and combines them with life application and inspiring commentary by best-selling author Ray Comfort. D. L. Moody was a true patriarch of the modern church. Moody Gold is added to a list of giants, “Spurgeon, Whitefield, and Wesley” in the Gold series. D. L. Moody once said, “ The world has yet to see what God can do with and for and through and in and by the man who is wholly consecrated to him. I will try my utmost to be that man,” and try he did in so many way.
Dwight Lyman (Ryther) Moody (1837-1899), American evangelist, was born in the village of East Northfield (Northfield township), Massachusetts, on the 5th of February 1837. His father died in 1841, and young Dwight, a mischievous independent boy, got a scanty schooling.
In 1854 he became a salesman in a shoe-store in Boston; in 1855 he was "converted"; and in 1856 he went to Chicago and started business there.
Beginning with a class gathered from the streets. he opened (1858) a Sunday school in North Market Hall, which was organized in 1863 as the Illinois Street Church, and afterwards became the Chicago Avenue Church, of which he was layman pastor.
In 1860 he gave up business and devoted himself to city missionary work. He was prominent in raising money for Farwell Hall in Chicago (1867), and in 1865-1869 was president of the Chicago Young Men's Christian Association.
In 1889 he opened in Chicago the Bible Institute, and there trained Christian workers in Bible study and in practical methods of social reform; at Northfield in 1890, he opened a Training School in domestic science in the Northfield Hotel, formerly used only in summer for visitors at the annual conferences, of which the best known are the Bible (or Christian Workers') Conference, first held at Northfield in 1880, and the Students' (or College Men's) Conference, first held in 1887.
Moody died at Northfield on the 22nd of December 1899.
Ray Comfort co-hosts (with Kirk Cameron) the award-winning television show, “The Way of the Master.” He is the author of more than 50 books, including The Evidence Bible (a 2002 Gold Medallion Award finalist). His ministry has been commended by Franklin Graham, David Wilkerson, Dr. D. James Kennedy, Leonard Ravenhill, Joni Eareckson Tada, John MacArthur, Josh McDowell, David Jeremiah, Dr. Jerry Falwell, and many other Christian leaders. He and his wife, Sue, live in southern California.