About the Book
These chapel addresses were delivered to the students of The
College of the Bible in the school year 1910-1911, the last
year that Brother McGarvey taught. They reflect the mellowed
wisdom and kindly tolerance of the years, and are spiced with
that delightful tough of humor which was a McGarvey trademark.
“J.W. McGarvey was not inspired and, therefore, his comments are not infallible. However, when I approach a biblical passage that is difficult to interprete, if McGarvey has written on it, his words are among the first that I consult.”
Dr. Earl D, Edwards, Director of Graduate Studies in Bible
This rare collection of Chapel Talks by J.W. McGarvey is a treasure! They were delivered in the last year of his life and reveal both his wit and wisdm for living a life pleasing to God. These brief addresses remind us of the timelessness of Scripture. We are deeply indebted to Dr. Sam Hester for making them available to “youth” of every age.”
Dr. Billy R. Smith, Dean of School of Biblical Studies, FHU
“My first introduction to J.W. McGarvey was reading his commentary on Acts. Since then I have appreciated everything that he has written. His Chapel Talks are as applicable today as they were when they were first given. Every person can benefit from them especially young preachers as they begin their careers.”
Dr. David Lipe, Professor of Bible, Philosophy, and Counseling, FHU
Director of the FHU Annual Bible Lectureship
“J.W. McGarvey is usually thought of as a preacher and scholar from Kentucky, but his influence has Freed-Hardeman connections. For a year, he was the local preacher for the church in West Point, Mississippi and had a tremendous influence in encouraging young men to become preachers of the gospel. One of the Mississippi residents he influenced was Martin Hatley Armor from Hickory Flat, Mississippi. Armor graduated from Kentucky University in 1878 and was a student of McGarvey’s. Armor preached in a lectureship in 1892, along with David Lipscomb at the West Tennessee Christian College, which would later become Georgie Robertson Christian College, and then Freed-Hardeman College. J.A. (Jean Armor) Thornton, long time preacher from Booneville, Mississippi, was named after him. Brother Thornton’s mother and dad must have loved and admired very much this student of McGarvey.
Tom L. Childers, Preacher at Dresden, TN, and Instructor at FHU