Saturday, September 23, 2006

Summary of Muller's Life

For a brief but inclusive portait of George Muller's life by Ed Reese, check out the following link:


Review - Robber of the Cruel Streets

Yesterday I received my much anticipated copy of the DVD chronicling the life of George Muller, ROBBER OF THE CRUEL STREETS.

I put it in my notebook computer right away and I was not disappointed. This DVD was produced in Britain so the accents of the actors seemed "real".

The producers have done a real service to the present generation, many of whom are unaware of Mr. Muller and his legacy.

I've read much concerning Muller and by Muller himself. I feel that ROBBER OF THE CRUEL STREETS portrays the caregiver of 1,000's of orphans, fairly and accurately.

His friendship with two other godly men of his time, Henry Craik and Anthony Norris Groves is heartwarming.

Order a copy and get acquainted with this hero of the faith. The DVD is available through
Vision Video. Your faith will be challenged! What God did through George Muller...he can still perform today!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Musings on Muller

This post appeared on our PILGRIM SCRIBBLINGS blog in March of 2005.

George Muller - Man of Faith

My love for books parallels that of George Muller (I guess). Since I was a young boy I've had a passion for Christian reading and I've collected books since then. For 15 years I owned a Christian bookstore and "bookselling" is still in my blood. While in Florida recently I visited about six different Christian bookstores. The following excerpt appears on the Muller Foundation web site (see link to the left) or click here: I'd love to hear from other book lovers and find out what you're reading these days. I have a framed picture of George Muller at my office and I've often been asked if he is my grandfather. I reply by stating who it is but also mentioning that he "fathered" much of what I believe about "faith" and "trusting God".

This appears on the Muller Foundation site:

"George Müller was a staunch believer in the power of Christian literature. With the setting up of SKI(Scriptural Knowledge Institute) in 1834 George Müller became committed to the distribution of Bibles and tracts, not only in English but also in other languages. In that same year he founded a Bible Warehouse and Bookshop in Bristol and as the need increased it became necessary for this part of George Müller's work to be moved to separate premises. Therefore, in 1852, the Bible and Tract Warehouse, and Bookshop, was opened in Park Street, Bristol.

The work carried on from these premises for nearly ninety years until the Second World War, when the shop was destroyed by fire. The work was then transferred temporarily to other premises. These were in an area of Bristol which was away from the mainstream of city life and therefore the shop for many years occupied an unimportant role. After much prayer and waiting upon God, a new building was purchased in Park Street near the original site. This shop was opened in 1957, under the title 'Evangelical Christian Literature'.

Subsequently two other branches were opened in Bath (in 1974), and in Weston-super-Mare (1984). Yet another example of the faithfulness of God. The shops carried a very wide range of Christian books and other literature, and every need was catered for from the general reader to the serious student. The fourth object of SKI is 'To aid in supplying the wants of Missionaries and Missionary Schools'. A proportion of the profits from the bookshops were sent to support missionaries in other countries and provided Bibles for people in countries where they are in short supply.

As a result of the increasing sophistication of the Christian bookselling market, it was decided in the early 1990's to sell the shops to other Christian booksellers; the business in Bath was sold to Scripture Union and the businesses in Bristol and Weston-super-Mare to an arm of Operation Mobilisation, "Send the Light". Since then, STL has taken over the SU bookshops and all three are part of STL trading under the name Wesley Owen Books and Music. The properties in Bristol and Weston-super-Mare remain under the ownership of the Müller Homes."

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Robber of the Cruel Streets

This week I ordered a copy of a new DVD entitled Robber of the Cruel Streets. It is a depiction of George Muller's life of trust in an all-sufficient Christ.

As soon as I receive my copy I'll view, review and pass along my comments. As you might imagine, I can't wait until it arrives.
Mr. Muller insisted that he didn't have "the gift of faith" any more than other believers. He just took God at His Word.
Are you? Am I?

Books, Books and More Books

Greetings, friends! Welcome to the George Muller site. One of my hobbies over the years has been collecting books especially those by the founder of the orphanages in Bristol, England, Mr. Muller.

Here is a photo of some of those books. One set that I'm still looking for is "A Narrative of Some of the Lord's Dealings With George Muller". There are still some sets in's just hard to find them. Dust and Ashes Publishers have printed a reprint (see earlier post) but I'm looking for one of the original 6 volume sets.

I thank God for His dealings with this man who simply trusted Him. I'm continuing to learn from this man of God from a past generation.

For more on the Muller Foundation which continues to keep his legacy alive, check out this link.

Friday, September 08, 2006

George Muller Impacted J. Hudson Taylor

Note: Here is a "post" from my PILGRIM SCRIBBLINGS blog.

George Muller and J. Hudson Taylor have impacted my life more than any other individuals. Their lives of simple faith in the promises of God (from His Word) launched me into a "faith" ministry that has seen God provide in remarkable and miraculous ways over these 30 plus years. That doesn't mean that I don't sometimes worry. I still haven't conquered that giant in spite of Peter's invitation to cast all our worries and anxieties on a faithful God. (1 Peter 5:7)

Here's another Muller "post" from my archives. Read it and be challenged afresh. I was.

As you know George Muller is one of my heroes. His life of complete dependence on God has inspired many over the years. Maybe few people realize how much Muller influenced another great man of faith, J. Hudson Taylor, founder of the China Inland Mission, now known as the Overseas Missionary Fellowship.

Muller undertook to support Taylor and many other missionaries with the China Inland Mission back in the 1800's.

Muller wrote a letter which accompanied his generous gifts to these missionaries. Here's what he wrote to these servants of the Lord on one occasion:

"My chief object is to tell you that I love you in the Lord; that I feel deeply interested about the Lord's work in China, and that I pray daily for you. I thought it might be a little encouragement to hear of one more who felt for you and who remembered you before the Lord. But were it otherwise, had you even no one to care for you, or did you a least seem to be in a position as if no one cared you you, you will always have the Lord to be with you. Remember Paul's case at Rome (2 Timothy 4:16-18). On Him then reckon, to Him look, on Him depend; and be assured, if you walk with Him and look to Him, and expect help from Him, He will never fail you. An older brother who has known the Lord forty-four years, who writes this, says to you for your encouragement that He has never failed him. In the greatest difficulties, in the heaviest trials, in the deepest poverty and necessities, He has never failed me; but, because I was enabled by His grace to trust in Him, He has always appeared for my help. I delight in speaking well of His Name."- George Muller
Let's learn to trust Him wholly..."for those who trust Him wholly, find Him wholly true."