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!"