The Life of Martyn Lloyd-Jones

1899-1981

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Weight 0.57 kg
Dimensions 21.5 x 13.6 x 2.8 cm
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Paperback

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Book

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496

topic

Preaching & Teaching, Church Leadership, Revival, Pastoral Biography, 20th century

isbn

9781848711808

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Mar 1, 2013

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‘The most powerful and persuasive voice in Britain for some thirty years is now silent.’– JOHN R. W. STOTT

‘The greatest man I have ever known.’– JAMES I. PACKER

‘Martyn Lloyd-Jones was one of God’s special gifts to the Church in the 20th century, and the longer time goes on, my admiration of him increases. He has a more profound spiritual vision than anyone else I know.’– MARK DEVER

‘I am deeply thankful that God led me to Lloyd-Jones in 1968. He has been a constant reminder: you don’t have to be cool, hip, or clever to be powerful. In fact, the sacred annointing is simply in another world from those communication techniques. His is the world I want to live in when I step into the pulpit.’– JOHN PIPER

‘No preacher had greater influence on me in my formative years than David Martyn Lloyd-Jones. It was his preaching which I absorbed in books, without ever hearing his voice, that brought together biblical exegesis, sound theology, insightful wisdom and pastoral care into one clear, well focused picture.’– JOHN MACARTHUR

‘No one will ever understand my husband until they realise that he is first of all a man of prayer and then an evangelist.’– BETHAN LLOYD-JONES

Book Description

This book is a re-cast, condensed and, in parts, re-written version of the author’s two volumes D. Martyn Lloyd- Jones: The First Forty Years (1982) and The Fight of Faith (1990). Since those dates, the life of Dr Lloyd-Jones has been the subject of comment and assessment in many publications and these have been taken into account. The main purpose of this further biography, however, is to put Dr Lloyd-Jones’ life before another generation in more accessible form. The big story is all here.

When Lloyd-Jones left medicine, he intended only to be an evangelist in a mission hall in South Wales. No one was more surprised than he in being called to a ministry which would eventually affect churches across the world. How this happened is here explained, but the theme is the person described by F. F. Bruce: ‘a thoroughly humble man. He was a man of prayer, a powerful evangelistan expository preacher of rare quality, in the fullest sense a servant of the Word of God.’

Behind that theme a greater one emerges. In ML- J’s own words: My whole life experiences are proof of the sovereignty of God and his direct interference in the lives of men. I cannot help believing what I believe. I would be a madman to believe anything else-the guiding hand of God! It is an astonishment to me. ‘

Table of Contents Expand ↓

Preface xi
1 ‘A Welshman Now!’ 1
2 School-days: Tregaron and London 15
3 The World of Medicine 33
4 ‘All Things New’ 43
5 The Call to the Ministry 55
6 Bethan and Aberavon 69
7 A Different Preaching 85
8 Early Days at Sandfields 101
9 A Leader without a Party 113
10 A Local Revival 127
11 The Church Family 145
12 Enlarged Work 155
13 Leaving Aberavon 171
14 England and War 185
15 Inside the Family 205
16 The Emerging Leader 223
17 New Agencies 237
18 Westminster Chapel, 1943–45 247
19 Guidance Confirmed 263
20 Wales and the Summer of 1949 273
21 A Rising Tide of Youth 283
22 Sundays in the 1950s 299
23 Opposition 323
24 An Awakening of Books 347
25 Unity: Ecumenical or Evangelical? 363
26 Crisis Years 375
27 Controversy 389
28 The End of an Era 409
29 A World Pulpit 419
30 The 1970s 433
31 ‘Dying… He Worshipped’ 443
Index 461

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    mscovill

    I first came into contact with Dr. Lloyd-Jones through REFNET, the ministry of Ligonier Ministries and was powerfully moved by his preaching. I was excited to learn that I was equally impressed by his character as presented here by Iain H. Murray. I’m not sure what I expected but I was surprised and filled with joy at the way the Gospel shines through this volume. Dr. Lloyd-Jones held the Gospel high, believed and preached its sufficiency to sustain the believer in every aspect of life and to powerfully call and convert the lost. I felt strengthened and reassured as I reflected on the challenges facing the church at this time to rest in the preaching and living of the Gospel in the face of our modern day darkness.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard Jones

    I first heard of Dr. ML-J when I picked up a small book called “Authority”, of which I was compelled to read more by this wonderful man. As I found more of his writings and listened to his commanding voice on audio, I wanted to know more, I wanted to know the man that God had placed on this earth to preach the Gospel. I found Banner of Truth Trust and have read many books from them. But this testimonial is to reflect not only the good Dr.’s great preaching but to edify Ian H. Murray and his wonderful book of the life of Dr. ML-J, this book not only gives a glimpse into the life of Dr. ML-J, but a look into the God that used this man to proclaim the Word of God. And God is using Mr. Murray to bring about the knowledge of great preachers to a new generation. Thank you Mr. Murray and God be pleased and bless you.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sam

    This was my first time reading about Llyod-Jones. I read his sermon on Isaiah before and it was a word in season. I read this entire book aloud each night to my family. When we finished we wept as if we lost our own friend. I cannot recommend this bio enough. If you have the time read Ian Muarry’s 2 vol but if not this is sufficient option well worth your prayerful reading.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wesley Adams

    God gave me a wonderful gift in the life of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones. As I read this book I found a friend that I had never met, a teacher I had never sat under, and an example of faith. When I realized I was about to read the final chapter, I put the book down. All books come to an end, but this was the story of a life. I put it off for as long as I could, and I am glad that I did. I was able to read of the victorious passing of Lloyd-Jones on a day when I had nothing else to do. I didn’t realize how affected I would be, but I should have known that there would be tears streaming down my face as even previous portions of this wonderful book guided me into tearful prayer. The rest of the day my thoughts were full of the God that made such a man.

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