“The exchanged life.”
Hudson Taylor first used the term to describe what it means to know Christ as our sufficiency in all things.
Taylor is but one of the many Christian luminaries who have discovered Christ as the secret to abundant living. John Bunyan, Andrew Murray, Amy Carmichael, Oswald Chambers, Charles Finney-behind the varied lives and personalities of these and other men and women lies a common theme, a pattern that leads from desperation to the abundant life Jesus promised. From their stories, we too can find the path to deeper faith and a more vital relationship with God.
In They Found the Secret, Raymond Edman presents the lives of twenty well-known and little-known Christians. “The details of their experience of the crisis of the deeper life are delightfully different,” Edman writes, “yet their testimony to the reality of the joy and power of the Spirit-filled life is unanimous . . . It is [the Lord] who satisfies the longing soul. He is the secret of the exchanged life!”
Included: J. Hudson Taylor, Samuel Logan Brengle, John Bunyan, Amy Carmichael, Oswald Chambers, Charles Grandison Finney, Adoniram Judson Gordon, Richard C. Halverson, Frances Ridley Havergal, John Hyde, Dwight L. Moody, Handley C. G. Moule, Andrew Murray, Robert E. Nicholas, William P. Nicholson, Eugenia Price, Charles G. Trumbull, Walter L. Wilson, John Allen Wood, W. Ian Thomas