Few books have affected me as profoundly as Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secrets.
In my recent post about The Vine and the Branches by David Tryon entitled Jesus Said, “Abide in Me, and I in you.” I said, “Huh?”, I credit Tryon’s writing and Hudson Taylor’s for crystalizing my understanding of what it truly means to abide in Christ.
All of Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secrets is brilliant, but Chapter 14 –– The Exchanged Life is the section I re-read the most.
In it, Taylor explains his breakthrough to understanding how to truly abide in Christ.
I’m surprised I don’t have this chapter memorized as much as I’ve studied it.
I long for The Exchanged Life to be more fully reflected in my life.
I’ve provided the transcript of the chapter in its entirety below.
I transcribed it from one of my many copies of Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secrets.
In fact, the copy I used is so worn, I’ve lost the cover and the first chapter.
But I’ve since ordered two new copies to replace the battered one.
I wanted two, so I can loan one out and still never be without one at home.
Smart, I know.
At the end of this post is a downloadable PDF of this chapter. But you really should buy the whole book. In fact, buy two copies.
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