Dwight Lyman Moody, known as D. L. Moody, was an American evangelist who had a great inflence on the religious life of thousands of people both in the USA and the UK at the end of the 19th century.
He was a ‘man on a mission’ to bring as many souls to Jesus as he could, and his preaching and teaching style reflected his determination that no man should go ‘unsaved’ He was known to approach strangers in the street and ask them outright, ‘Are you a Christian?’. If the answer was no, he would proceed to tell the person in no uncertain term what they had to do to change their life!
When he was young this zeal earned him the name of ‘Crazy Moody’. The name didn’t stick however - he was a much loved and respected evangelist. Mind you I think he looks a bit crazy!
On a personal level I have cause to be thankful to D.L. Moody!
He came to preach in Glasgow, Scotland in 1874 and stayed for nearly 6 months. In that time he spoke to thousands of people from the east end of Glagow, in a Tent Hall on Glasgow Green.
My great-grandmother heard him speak and became a Christian there and then. This belief and faith she passed on to her children, and so on to her grandchildren and now great grandchildren!
So you could say that without (Crazy) D.L Moody I wouldn’t have the joy of being a Christian today!
This is my favourite quote from him......