E.M. Bounds


Born
in Shelbyville, Missouri, The United States
August 15, 1835

Died
August 24, 1913

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Edward McKendree Bounds was a Methodist minister, revivalist, author and lawyer.

Unsuccessful in the California gold rush of 1849, E.M. Bounds returned home to Missouri and became the state’s youngest practicing attorney at age 19. In his early twenties he was deeply impacted by the Third Great Awakening, and at age 24 he was ordained for ministry. During his lifetime he pastored churches, traveled as an evangelist, served as a Civil War chaplain, edited a Christian periodical and was a devoted husband and father. But E.M. Bounds is best known for prayer. His daily habit was to spend the time between 4 am and 7 am praying. His writings on prayer are widely acclaimed to be among the finest of any author before or since.

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Power Through Prayer

4.34 avg rating — 1,436 ratings — published 1913 — 114 editions
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The Complete Works of E.M. ...

4.50 avg rating — 1,282 ratings — published 1920 — 42 editions
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The Necessity of Prayer

4.12 avg rating — 334 ratings — published 1984 — 77 editions
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The Essentials of Prayer

4.15 avg rating — 198 ratings — published 1979 — 61 editions
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E. M. Bounds on Prayer

4.44 avg rating — 160 ratings — published 1997 — 6 editions
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The Weapon of Prayer

4.22 avg rating — 238 ratings — published 1980 — 3 editions
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Purpose in Prayer

4.17 avg rating — 144 ratings — published 1978 — 71 editions
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Prayer and Praying Men

4.09 avg rating — 106 ratings — published 1980 — 61 editions
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The Power of Prayer

4.37 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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The Possibilities of Prayer

4.03 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 1979 — 40 editions
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“The Church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men.”
E.M. Bounds, Power Through Prayer

“What the Church needs to-day is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can use -- men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not come on machinery, but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men -- men of prayer.”
E.M. Bounds, Power Through Prayer

“A prepared heart is much better than a prepared sermon. A prepared heart will make a prepared sermon.”
E.M. Bounds, Power Through Prayer

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