In 1911 global mission leaders met in Edinburgh, Scotland, to confront a sobering situation: two-thirds of the world was unevangelized, sending churches were declining in membership and spiritual vitality, and interest in missions was waning. How could such a weak and sickly church meet the challenge of fulfilling the Great Commission? In response to this situation, Andrew Murray wrote The State of the Church. This urgent call to repentance and prayer helped spur on one of the most fruitful missionary movements in church's history.
This little book contains strong truth that does apply to the church today, however, I believe to get the most out of it the reader must define 'church' as the individual member of the Body of Christ - then as the truths are applied, to the individual, great changes will occur & the Lord God will be known.