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J. Hudson Taylor
1832 - 1905

      James Hudson Taylor was a British Protestant Christian missionary to China, and founder of the China Inland Mission (CIM) (now OMF International) who served there for 51 years, bringing over 800 missionaries to the country and directly resulting in 18,000 Chinese converts to Christianity by the time he died at age 73.

      Taylor was born into a Christian home in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, the son of "chemist" (pharmacist) and Methodist lay preacher James Taylor and his wife, Amelia (Hudson), but as a young man he moved away from the beliefs of his parents. At 17, upon reading an evangelistic tract pamphlet, he became a Christian, and in December of 1849, he committed himself to going to China as a missionary

      In 1858, after working in a hospital for four years, he married the daughter of another missionary. He returned to England in 1860 and spent five years translating the New Testament into the Ningpo dialect. He returned to China in 1866 with sixteen other missionaries.

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Tribute J. Hudson Taylor: God's Mighty Man of Prayer.
       by Eugene Myers Harrison IN THE YEAR 1854 a sailing vessel was becalmed in the vicinity of New Guinea. Seeing the distressed look on the captain's face as he peered intently into the sea, a young Englishman inquired as to the cause of his anxiety. This was the reply: "A four-knot current is carrying us swiftly toward some sunken reefs over the
The Life of J. Hudson Taylor - Table of Contents
       THE LIFE OF J. HUDSON TAYLOR By Geraldine (Taylor) Guinness The Life Of The Founder Of The China Inland Mission Being mainly an abridgment of "The China Inland Mission," The World-Wide Missionary Library Vol. V The Revivalist Press Cincinnati, Ohio 1915 "The Lord reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles
A Retrospect - Table of Contents
       A RETROSPECT BY J. HUDSON TAYLOR, M.R.C.S., F.R.G.S. Thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee. THIRD EDITION Chapter 1 THE following account of some of the experiences which eventually led to the formation of the CHINA INLAND MISSION, and to its taking the form in which it has been developed, first appeared in t
A Ribband of Blue - Table of Contents
       A Ribband of Blue AND OTHER BIBLE STUDIES By J. HUDSON TAYLOR. (A companion volume to "Union and Communion," and to "Separation and Service.") London CHINA INLAND MISSION, Newington Green, N. Morgan & Scott, 12, Paternoster Buildings, E.C. A Ribband Of Blue. We would draw the attention of beloved friends to the instructive passage with
DevotionalExchanged Life
      "When my agony of soul was at its height a sentence in a letter was used to remove the scales from my eyes, and the Spirit of God revealed the truth of our oneness with Jesus as I had never known it before . . . 'But how do you get faith strengthened? Not by striving after faith, but by resting on the Faithful One.' As I read I saw it all! 'If we b
DevotionalFaith in God's Faithfulness
       "And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God" (Mark 11:22). Hold God's faithfulness. Abraham held God's faith, and offered up Isaac, accounting that God was able to raise him up. Moses held God's faith, and led the millions of Israel into the waste howling wilderness. Joshua knew Israel well, and was ignorant neither of the fortific
ExcerptJ. Hudson Taylor's Spiritual Secret
      Yes, in me, in me He dwelleth-- I in Him and He in me! And my empty soul He filleth Now and through eternity. -- Horatio Bonar "...God made me a new man! God has made me a new man!" Wonderful was the experience that had come in answer to prayer, yet so simple as almost to baffle description... Do you know, I now think tha
DevotionalLike Unto Us
       "Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto His brethren" (Heb. 2:17). Had our Lord appeared on earth as an angel of light, He would doubtless have inspired far more awe and reverence, and would have collected together even larger multitudes to attend His ministry. But to save man He became Man, not merely like man, but very m
Separation and Service - Table of Contents
       Separation and Service OR THOUGHTS ON NUMBERS VI, VII. BY J. HUDSON TAYLOR. INTRODUCTORY . For many years these chapters had no special interest to me; but I have never ceased to be thankful that I was early led to read the Word of GOD in regular course: it was through this habit that these chapters first became specially precious to me.
DevotionalSource of Power
       "God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this, that power belongeth unto God" (Ps. 62:11). God Himself is the great source of power. It is His possession. "Power belongeth unto God", and He manifests it according to His sovereign will. Yet, not in an erratic or arbitrary manner, but according to His declared purpose and promises. True, our op
DevotionalThe Joy of the Lord
       "...the joy of the LORD is your strength" (Neh. 8:10). What is the joy of the Lord? Is it joy that there is such a Lord? For we cannot realize His existence without joy. Or, is it joy that He is our Lord? For possession is a fruitful source of joy Or, again, is it joy that He has imparted to us, and shed abroad in our hearts by His Spirit? Or,
Union and Communion - Table of Contents
       Union and Communion OR THOUGHTS ON THE SONG OF SOLOMON BY J. HUDSON TAYLOR, M.R.C.S. FOREWORD BY REV. J. STUART HOLDEN, M.A. THIRD EDITION FOREWORD THIS little book, whose design is to lead the devout Bible-student into the Green Pastures of the Good Shepherd, thence to the Banqueting House of the King, and thence to the service of th
DevotionalWhat Comes from the Hand of God
       "...the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD" (Job 1:21). The great accuser having no fault to find with Job's character or life, insinuates that it is all the result of selfishness. "Doth Job fear God for nought?" Indeed he did not, as Satan well knew! Nor has anyone, before or since. There is no service wh
DevotionalWhen Thou Prayest--Helpful Thoughts from Hudson Taylor
       WHEN THOU PRAYEST Helpful Thoughts From Hudson Taylor One For Every Day In The Month FIRST DAY -- "Let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us" (Psa. 90:17). This prayer is not less appropriate in our own day than it was in the time of Moses. Let it not merely be revealed to us, but let it be reflected by us, let it rest upo

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