Samuel Dickey Gordon
1859-1936. American devotional writer. Born and educated in Philadelphia, he was for ten years an assistant secretary and later state secretary of the Ohio YMCA. He then began to preach and lecture on religious subjects in America, and traveled for four years in the Orient and Europe holding Bible conferences and missionary conventions. He wrote more than twenty devotional books under the title “Quiet Talks,” such as Quiet Talks on Power (1901), . . . on Prayer (1904), and . . . on Jesus (1906). These books were well received and widely used.