In the Footprints of the Lamb

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Many years ago I purchased a copy of In the Footprints of the Lamb by George Steinberger. I figured if both Ole Hallesby (1879-1961) and Leonard Ravenhill (1907-1994) recommended this book, it was worth reading—and it was. Since my first reading, I have reread it often. Hallesby wrote in the Foreword of the first edition of this book in 1915: “I know of no devotional book that I have reread so many times. It is to an unusual degree filled with words of eternal life. Through many years of bitter suffering, its author learned to see the Savior as the Lamb of God and himself to walk the pathway ‘in the footprints of the Lamb.” George Steinberger (1865-1904) lived a relatively brief life, and during those years he suffered much, as the reader will clearly discover.

However, God’s grace taught and sustained this thirsty-hearted follower of the Lamb in the midst of many difficulties. Suffering can either make us or break us; Steinberger chose to take the former route. He lived by the truth of 1 Peter 5:10: “But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.” Steinberger helps us to see that to follow the Lamb of God is more than a sentiment; it involves the obedience of faith, a missing note in our own generation. Jesus called people to follow him, not simply to admire him. A note about this edition. There is available at least one other printed edition of this title, and one can find on the Internet uploaded versions of the book as well; however, I wished to add a biographical sketch of the author, as well as offer the book to the reading public at a modest price. I have edited the first English publication of the book and modernized some of the language. Also, I have used the New King James Version in the Scripture references.

Furthermore, for years I have attempted to locate biographical information about Steinberger, which I recently discovered in the German language. I used a computer program to translate it into English, which I edited. I pray the reader will be as blessed in the reading of this book, as many thousands have since it was first published. George Steinberger did not live long, but “he being dead yet speaks” to the hearts of those who desire to follow in the footprints of the Lamb of God.

ISBN: 978-0-9903950-2-7

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