Richard Hobson of Liverpool: The Autobiography of a Faithful Pastor (Hobson)

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This is the inspiring autobiography of Richard Hobson whose ministry, under the blessing of God, transformed the working-class district of Windsor in Liverpool. It will be of immense encouragement, not only to ministers of the Word, but to all who desire to see the gospel producing such effects in our own time. Yet Hobson had no thought of claiming any credit for this success, humbly entitling his account, ‘What hath God wrought’.

On J.C. Ryle’s arrival in Liverpool as its first bishop in 1880, he found in Hobson a true friend, and came to regard him as a model pastor. Hobson’s parish of St. Nathaniel’s gave Ryle and his family their main spiritual home, and in 1900, when Ryle died, Hobson preached the bishop’s funeral sermon.

The story told here, against the back-drop of dirt and poverty in the largest port of the British Empire, is a wonderful example of the compelling power of love and prayer. Hobson taught his people to pray, as the one o’clock gun was fired daily, ‘O God, for Jesus Christ’s sake, send me thy Holy Spirit’, and the prayer was answered.

The change effected in the ‘sixteen acres of sin’ Hobson found on his arrival in Windsor is a striking illustration of the power of the gospel to change individual lives and transform whole communities.

Table of Contents: 

 
PART 1: CHILDHOOD, YOUTH AND MINISTRY
  PART 2: AGENT OF THE IRISH CHURCH MISSIONS 16
  PART 3: STUDENT OF ST AIDAN’S COLLEGE, BIRKENHEAD 34
  PART 4: CURATE OF CHRIST CHURCH, BIRKENHEAD 41
  PART 5: VICAR OF ST NATHANIEL’S, WINDSOR, LIVERPOOL: Diary Extracts for 1868-69 49
  Diary Extracts for 1870 55
  Diary Extracts for 1871 69
  Diary Extracts for 1872 75
  Diary Extracts for 1873 83
  Diary Extracts for 1874 90
  Diary Extracts for 1875 97
  Diary Extracts for 1876 105
  Diary Extracts for 1877 111
  Diary Extracts for 1878 118
  Diary Extracts for 1879 127
  Diary Extracts for 1880 134
  Diary Extracts for 1881 143
  Diary Extracts for 1882 149
  Diary Extracts for 1883 156
  Diary Extracts for 1884 163
  Diary Extracts for 1885 168
  Diary Extracts for 1886 176
  Diary Extracts for 1887 182
  Diary Extracts for 1888 189
  Diary Extracts for 1889 195
  Diary Extracts for 1890 202
  Diary Extracts for 1891 208
  Diary Extracts for 1892 216
  Diary Extracts for 1893 228
  Diary Extracts for 1894 238
  Diary Extracts for 1895 246
  Diary Extracts for 1896 255
  Diary Extracts for 1897 263
  Diary Extracts for 1898 272
  Diary Extracts for 1899 278
  Diary Extracts for 1900 287
  Diary Extracts for 1901 297
  ‘My Eventide’ (added to the Fourth Edition, 1913) 311
  Appendices A – T 329