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Autobiography of George Muller: A Million and a Half in Answer to Prayer

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This is the only complete autobiography. All the other autobiographies are condensed and have about 150 pages, and are pocket paperbacks.
Hardcover, 736 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Westminster Literature Resources (first published January 1st 1899)
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Janet Hewitt
Mar 05, 2017 Janet Hewitt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is one of my favorite books on prayer. Mueller kept a diary of his prayers and recorded ones that were answered and when. He also recorded unanswered prayers and shared alternative things God brought about in his life. It really is like having Mueller guide you into a fruitful prayer life. I recommend this book to anyone desiring to learn how prayer works!
Ralph Calhoun
Feb 05, 2015 Ralph Calhoun rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've heard of George Muller and his Autobiography for many years. I have even heard excerpts read on the radio. So it was high time for me to finally read it.

Honestly the book gets a little repetitive in the middle. His story is great but after awhile it begins to sound the same, "I need money to feed the children, we had none and then through God's grace it comes at the last minute." Trust me I'm not knocking the story, just the writing and that only slightly, and one needs to consider it was
Thomas Wright
Mar 10, 2012 Thomas Wright rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading about George Muller and seeing how he trusted God to provide for him and his ministries. It was encouraging and a good reminder for me. The part that struck me the most was when he was giving a sermon he felt as though he was doing it in his own strength so he stopped and instead of finishing his sermon he had the church spend the rest of the time praying. Sadly, that would never happen today.

Muller never wanted to do anything in his own strength or apart from God. His goal wa
Feb 06, 2012 Todd rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, philosophy
This is basically a series of entries from his journals, so it is pretty horrid, as far as writing goes.

Probably 90% of the book is anecdotes of how, though being fully mendicant in his approach to his various ventures (orphanage(s), missionaries, school, and bible/scripture sharing), how he was just-barely funded by someone, just in time.
Nov 20, 2011 Beka rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian-books
A wonderful book encouraging readers to pray about all their cares and needs (great or small), ensure that their motives for what they do are only for God's glory, and trust in God to take care of them.
Nov 30, 2008 Mark rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was one of the easiest books I've ever read, but it challenged me more than anything I can remember. Why would we hang on to what we may need tomorrow when someone needs it today? Probably because we don't really believe God. George Muller did. I plan on coming back to this from time to time.
Eric Durso
Dec 20, 2012 Eric Durso rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013, biography
Read back in 2009. Still great.
Nov 28, 2013 Benjamin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was so encouraged in my christian life because of this book. I recommend it!
Jennifer Fluegge
Very convicting book--to read of the faith of a man like George Muller and to realize how far short you fall! But motivating too.
Nicholas Maulucci
a must read for all Christians. a long monotonous read with high points. about eight hours. chapters seven and thirteen potentially life-changing. where are the men of faith in our generation?
Eleonora Craciun
5 Decembrie 1850
…ma gandesc sa lucrez mai mult ca niciodata pentru a-I sluji pe copii saraci. Problema aceasta mi-a staruit in minte in ultimele zece zile si am inceput sa ma rog pentru ea. Ma gandesc la constructia unui alt Orfelinat, destul de mare pentru sapte sute de orfani, ca sa pot ingriji de un total de o mie de orfani.(…) Daca inca sapte sute de suflete tinere ar putea primi o instruire evlavioasa regulate, ce slujire binecuvantata ar fi aceasta pentru imparatia lui Hristos. Am inceput
Sara Burt
He writes that he kept records of God's faithfulness to answer his prayers so that his journal might stand as a testimony to future generations. That it does. We serve a personal God. One who promises to grant our desires when we are walking in step with Him. Reading his journal entries and the specificity to which God answered his prayers has rejuvenated how I pray and what I pray for. May God be most glorified in His good provisions over us.
Jonathan Laboy Juárez
George Muller desired to show forth the glory of God and His readiness to hear prayer. Verily, this is one of about 50,000 prayers which the Lord Jesus Christ answered in the life and ministry of George Muller. It's deeply encouraging seeing the Hand of God working in the life of His children, and His promises being fulfilled these days as in the times of Moses when the Lord provided the children of Israel meat in the desert, Num. 11:23: "Is the LORD's arm too short? Now you will see whether or ...more
Amanda Tranmer
Apr 17, 2015 Amanda Tranmer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is nothing like personal testimony, and George Mueller's is crazy. A man fully dedicated to showing what the Lord can do through reliance on him alone, through prayer and faith.
Many things stick out...
His main ministry wasn't orphanages or saving poor kids (though he did love them and of course desired their well-being.) His main ministry was demonstrating to the church what God can do through faith and prayer, through reliance on God alone.
George built and supplied orphanages without any
Mike E.
May 23, 2009 Mike E. rated it really liked it
Shelves: biography
A great and lengthy biography. This is one of the most pastoral biographies I have ever read. It is devotional, theological, and practical. You will be challenged to find your happiness in Jesus. You will be challenged to be a man or woman of prayer. Muller was missional to use the lingo of our day. Reading how God led him to found and sustain orphanages will challenge you to believe God for great things. His transparency is stunning. His funeral sermon for his wife is worth the price of the boo ...more
Oct 16, 2012 Jeff rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let me say right off the bat that this book is not well-written. The majority of the book is more of a "diary" than an "autobiography." That being said, there is much for the disciple of Christ and student of prayer to learn from The Autobiography of George Muller.
We see in the initial portion, which does read more like an autobiography, a young man who, not unlike Augustine, grew up in sin, caring not a bit about God. When God does get hold of him, though, he gets serious. He begins to have a
Jun 28, 2016 Taija rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: devotional, memoirs
I only read this book because I found it at a second hand shop, and had heard good things about this book. I approached this book very critically, picking apart his various entries, writing style and life events. At first, I was very frustrated because the title of the book is very misleading, as this book is not an autobiography, but more of a journal of recorded prayers and answers. There is actually very little about Muller's life found in this book. I would be reading, and then suddenly come ...more
Apr 03, 2012 Miranda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Suppose that we believers in the Lord Jesus make our requests to God. Suppose also that, as far as we can honestly judge, the obtaining of our requests would be for our spiritual good and for the honor of God. We must then continue in prayer until the blessing is given to us. Furthermore, we have to believe that God does hear us and will answer our prayers. Frequently we fail in not continuing in prayer until the blessing is obtained and in not expecting the blessing. As assuredly as any indivi ...more
John Martindale
I just saw this book on a friends bookshelf and I recalled how read it around 10 years ago while living with my parents. If I remember correctly, George Mullers whole reason for starting an orphanage though he was completely broke, was to make a point to a stressed man working two jobs to get food on the table for his family. Muller saw how the father spent no time with his family, it was all work, work, work... Mr. Muller counseled him to quit one of his jobs to spend more time with his childre ...more
Feb 11, 2011 Faye rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biography
Amazing book about the power of prayer. George Muller started orphanages in England in the early 1800's and asked God for the things he needed. The catch? He didn't tell any people about his needs on purpose so that he could show people the power of prayer and they couldn't say that the needs were met by people's good will but by God's prompting. Some really cool stories in there of specific prayers for things like coal, bread etc. and people delivering those exact things without having any idea ...more
Bobby Tunstall
Amazing story of extra-mundane faithfulness. I have never heard of anyone quite like Muller. The amount of people he was able to serve during his lifetime through orphanages, education and much more is humbling. He is an example of Gods power.

The reason I only give 3 stars is because the book is not easy to get through. Its very redundant, even if the redundancy is a record of amazing things God did through his life.

One story (and it was repeated often in different ways) was how George would p
May 27, 2012 Isaac rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a little dry, however, it is a powerful testimony in living by faith.
Upon entering full time ministry George came to the belief that it was wrong for him to be working for anyone but the Lord, he therefore disolved his denomonational ties, as well as financial support from them. He trusted in God exclusively for financial means, he did not beg or fund raise, neither did he even allow anyone to know his financial needs, but instead brought his needs only to God in prayer, and journa
Grete DeAngelo
I enjoy memoirs, but this was the first spiritual autobiography I've read. Muller's book is more like a series of diary entries with a few chapters of his background and advice thrown in. My favorite part was his conversion experience from a lazy student who stole from others and disappointed his father to a man who realized he was meant to give everything away to start orphanages in Bristol, England in the mid-1800s. His message to readers is similar to the "let go and let God" philosophy that ...more
Mike Eccles
Aug 03, 2016 Mike Eccles rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian
I became curious about George Muller whilst listening to a Christian speaker who mentioned Muller's amazing work with orphans in Bristol in the early 19th century, and so decided to read his autobiography.

This version is largely a transcript of his journal and has been updated to reasonably contemporary English.

It is an amazing story of a man called by God to help orphaned children through schooling and accommodation, starting with nothing, never borrowing, never asking for money but by prayer a
George Muller was an amazing man of faith and trust in God! He had NO DOUBT God would come through, so he simply took God at His word.

So, in the last part of the 19th century, Mr. Muller began to administer Orphan Houses in Bristol England and only told the Lord exactly how much money and resources were needed on a daily basis to care for the children in his charge. Over time, the number of children in Mr. Muller's care grew to be in the several hundred. Yet he NEVER sent out letters or any sort
Dec 19, 2011 Susan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What to say about this book? It just might detail the kind of life we Christians are meant to live.

This is the most challenging book I've ever read. I'd love to sit down and talk to George Muller, to ask him if he thinks I could live this kind of life. I wonder if he would think that modern Christians are missing the abundance the Lord has to offer. George, what would you say to us?

I wrote down quite a few quotes from this book in my journal; there are quite a few things I want to remember.

Percival Buncab
Feb 03, 2017 Percival Buncab rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muller's is the first biography I've read (from Janet & Geoff Benge, which I rated 5 stars). When I was starting to become a reader, I didn't get into biographies. I still remember Muller's biography just sitting in my shelf for a year. Until one midnight I can't sleep, I gave it a try. And boy, did I finish it in one reading! I just loved it! It was the reason why I got into Christian biographies. Now, almost a third of my Christian books is biographies. Although I love all of 'em, Muller's ...more
Doug Newell
Jul 14, 2016 Doug Newell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
God hears and answers prayer. Muller tells how the Lord saved him, brought him to the truth and into the ministry and showed him that God answers prayer, even today. I was blessed by hearing the many stories and instances of how God provided him all the money to build and maintain the orphanages simply through prayer, without asking for a penny.

There are a couple interludes that are wonderful. I got a lot out of the section on why he preached expositional messages and how he learned that Bible
Jan 12, 2008 Jen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian-living
Learning details about the life of George Muller has given me a renewed sense of what it means to have complete, unwavering faith. What an amazing account of someone who so willingly gave his life to what God called him to do. He dedicated his whole being to the care of so many orphaned children in hopes of not only touching their hearts for God, but to demonstrate to outsiders what could be accomplished with complete faith. My only critique is that much of the book was written in diary format, ...more
Margie Jimenez
Dec 28, 2009 Margie Jimenez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
George Muller is the epitome of what a true Christian is. He took God at His Word and applied it to his daily living and he lived by its principles, which is something few Christians nowadays are willing to do. I've been so blessed by reading this book because it's just a reminder to me that God is wanting so much more from me than I've been willing to give but I'm so happy that He loves me in spite of all that. "To whom much is given, much is required" and those of us who want to be used by God ...more
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George Müller (born Johann Georg Ferdinand Müller) was a Christian evangelist and Director of the Ashley Down orphanage in Bristol, England, cared for 10,024 orphans in his life. He was well known for providing an education to the children under his care, to the point where he was accused of raising the poor above their natural station in life. He also established 117 schools which offered Christi ...more
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