It is written by A.J. Russell who was a journalist in Fleet Street in the 1920's. In the book he writes about the Oxford group which was founded by Frank Buchman and was having a huge impact on the World and Christians in those times.
Indeed the Alcoholics Anomynous organisation also claims its roots from this movement. The movement was later renamed Moral Re-Armanent which is not a great name in my opinion and while the group may exist today I believe it has long lost it's original purpose.
It would be great to see in this day and age a vital movement of Christians that once again discovers how to live the Christian Life that is so irresistable that many are attracted and claim Jesus as their own and experience a changed life.
The Exchanged Life that the likes of Grace Fellowship International teach about.
You can download all the text and a PDF of the book from the internet.
Below are 2 extracts from the book. Read the whole book and be challenged.
"THE VOICE FROM THE BLUE
is a book about sinners, for sinners, by quite a big
You may not like it. You may even hate it, as some are sure to do.
You may dislike the theme, for, though it introduces lovely
people, it comes to grips with an unlovely subject. And solves its riddle.
You may dislike the characters as they are limned in print, but not in real life.
As they are all living, you may encounter them yourself some day, and discover
their excellence. At least one will live on as an historic figure when this
genera-tion has merged with the ages. Perhaps many. Meanwhile,
none can disprove the contents of this book or avoid its challenge.
The story is true; the challenge is to you."
"Out of that strange first meeting came the impression that these men had voluntarily lost the world in order thereby to change the world. They were the exact opposite of the "go- getter" type one habitually encountered in business. Though they were no longer masters of their fate or captains of their souls, they had a quiet strength, a relentless purpose which were already bringing astonishing results. For them nothing was casual. God had a plan. They were trying to fit in with it. Knowledge of that plan, God's guid- ance and God's power were available for all who chose to work in with that plan. This guidance and power transcended every form of self-determination. God-guidance in God's strength could be the normal experience of everybody at all times, they asserted."
Here is the link to the text of the book.
I have other books about this movement in my collection and I believe
the movement should be studied by people who are serious about reaching
out to others with the Gospel