Daily Devotional


Samuel Dickey Gordon was a prolific author and evangelical lay minister active in the latter part of the 19th and early 20th centuries. He was born in Philadelphia on August 9, 1859. There, he served as assistant secretary of the Philadelphia Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) in 1884-86 and then became State Secretary for the YMCA in Ohio, serving from 1886 to 1895. He is perhaps best known for his series of books Quiet Talks on ..., published between 1903 and 1935, which have their own unique style very much different than that of other writers of the day. His devotional, The Bent-Knee Time – A Bit for Every Day of the Year, was published in Philadelphia in 1918 by the American Sunday-School Union.  S.D. Gordon went home to be with his friend and savior, Jesus Christ, in June, 1936.