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I Can't Help Praising the Lord: The Life of Billy Bray

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"I can't help praising the Lord " said Billy Bray. "As I go along the street I lift up one foot, and it seems to say 'Glory ' and I lift up the other, and it seems to say 'Amen'; and so they keep on like that all the time I am walking." Billy was a tin miner by trade and he loved his native Cornwall, but his love for souls was greater. When he was criticized for building a new chapel he replied, "If this new chapel ... stands one hundred years, and one soul be converted in it every year, that will be one hundred souls -- and one soul is worth more than all Cornwall " Billy Bray found a real excitement in his Christian life, and discovered the secret of living by faith. His outspoken comments are often amusing, but the reader will be challenged by their directness. This book has a strong message of encouragement for Christians today. Billy believed and accepted the promises in the Bible, and lived a life that was Spirit filled. FW Bourne, the writer of the original book, The King's Son, knew Billy Bray as a friend. In it he used his edited version of Billy's own writing, the accounts of others who had met Billy, and his own memories. Chris Wright has revised and edited FW Bourne's book to produce this new edition, adding sections directly from the autobiography of William Haslam who met Billy, and from Billy Bray's own handwritten Journal, keeping Billy's rough and ready grammar and wording, which surely helps us picture this amazing man of God.