1872 ALONE WITH JESUS Gleanings for Closet Reading by JEREMIAH C LANPHIER 1ST ED

Up for auction is thishistoric first edition antiquarian book titled Alone with Jesus Gleanings for Closet Reading, by Jeremiah C. Lanphier, Founder and Superintendent of the Fulton Street Prayer Meeting. The book was p ublished by N. Tibbals & Sons Publishers, 37 Park Row, New York, 1872.

The author of the book, Jeremiah C. Lamphier, was the father of the Church Revival movement in the period of 1857-1858. He was born at Coxsackie, New York in 1809. He was engaged in the mercantile business in New York City for 20 years. In 1842 he made a public confession of faith in Christ at the Broadway Tabernacle. He became a member of the Nineteenth Street Presbyterian Church and was taught by Pastor James Waddel Alexander from 1850 until 1857 when he was hired as a lay-missionary by the North Dutch Church on Fulton St.

He began his duties on July 1, 1857. His first effort was to canvas the wards in Lower Manhattan, and to use a house-to-house visitation system. He prepared a handout with a brief history of the church, a description of the services, and a salvation tract. He organized boys' clubs and Sunday School classes for the youth, but the poor stayed away from the church with its better dressed congregation.

As he observed the business people during their lunch hour, Lanphier noticed their looks of indifference
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