George Henry Lang was born in Greenwich, England, in 1874,... Read More
George Henry Lang was born in Greenwich, England, in 1874, into a Christian home. His mother died shortly after his birth, and his stepmother, herself a Godly woman, led young George to dynamic saving faith at the age of seven. In his old age he recalled “the experience was so real and thorough, and the effects so enduring, that it is as vivid after more than seventy years as if it had just happened.” Lang did not attend formal Christian clerical training. Rather his path to service was ordered for him by the Lord, through a period in business in his teens and twenties, and on to a life of preaching and evangelizing. For most of that time he was without formal title or contracted financial support, but followed the pattern of living and working by faith learned from George Müller and Hudson Taylor’s lives.
In his middle age (30s-50s) Lang traveled extensively for the gospel throughout Europe and the Middle East.
In his later years G.H. Lang devoted much attention to his writing ministry. His works include fourteen major books and innumerable booklets. He once said, "No man should write a book until he is forty. He needs to prove his theories in practice before publishing." Thus his own books not only convey the clarity of a keen intellect enlightened by the Holy Spirit, but also the genuine power of a spiritual man with rich personal experience of the truths contained therein.