George Muller's life may be described as a primer on the miracle of answered prayer.
When Muller felt called by God to care for orphans, he had only a few cents in his pocket. Without ever asking anyone other than God, he received over $7,200,000 dollars (in 1800's money) through prayer alone. Muller established Orphanages in Bristol, England, and founded the "Scriptural Knowledge Institution for Home and Abroad," the object of which was to aid Christian day-schools, to assist missionaries, and to circulate the Scriptures. His life was characterized by prayer, faith, and self-denial in the cause of Christ. During his lifetime, he established 117 schools which educated more than 120,000 young persons, including orphans.
From the age of seventy until ninety, Mr. Muller began to make great evangelistic tours. He traveled 200,000 miles, going around the world and preaching in many lands and in several different languages.
This classic biography of George Muller tells of his dependence on prayer and his compassionate concern for orphans in Bristol, England. George Muller (1805-1898) was well-known for his constant faith in God and for providing an education to the children under his care, to the point where he was accused of raising the poor above their natural station in life. Muller left a charitable legacy that continues to this day.
"George Muller of Bristol" was written the year after Muller's death by his close friend, Arthur T. Pierson, an American preacher and evangelist.