Norris Groves was a nineteenth century pioneer missionary. He had been a successful dentist in England but felt called by the Lord to sell all his possessions, give the proceeds to the poor, and set off for the Middle East, simply trusting God to supply his needs as he proclaimed the glorious Gospel.
Prior to this, the norm was for missionaries to be selected by the boards of church missionary societies, who supplied their income and directed their work. Norris Groves can therefore be quite rightly called, “the father of faith missions”.
Before leaving the UK he had written a small booklet entitled Christian Devotedness, which outlined what our attitude to material wealth should be, and how we should ultimately trust our loving heavenly Father to meet all our needs, whatever our circumstances.
This booklet was a great help to many believers, including his better-known brother-in-law, George Műller, who said that reading it and applying its principles was “like a second conversion experience” for him!
564 pages, large format paperback