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Letters of D Martyn Lloyd-Jones

1919 - 1981

Category
Letters of D Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Look Inside Price £13.50
Weight 0.49 kg
Dimensions 22.35 x 14.61 x 2.03 cm
page-count

270

Banner Pub Date

Jan 1, 1994

topic

Life Issues, Encouragement

Original Pub Date

1994

format

Book

binding

Cloth-bound

isbn

9780851516745

Book Description

Iain H. Murray’s two volume record of the life of David Martyn Lloyd-Jones is one of the great Christian biographies of the twentieth century. It tells the remarkable story of an outstanding young physician’s call to the Christian ministry and the widespread lasting influence of his preaching and spiritual leadership, first in his native Wales and thereafter in London and throughout the world.

But a man’s letters tell the story of his pilgrimage from within, and here, in over one hundred of his personal letters, we encounter Martyn Lloyd-Jones first hand. Although he thought of himself as a ‘poor correspondent’, these pages tell a different story, unselfconsciously displaying the tender forcefulness of a personality which left an indelible impression on those who knew him personally.

Here we catch a glimpse of the rounded and balanced picture of the man: the physician and the preacher, the student of deep theology who was fascinated by agricultural life; the lover of books who cared about people; the ardent Welshman who devoted his years to Christian service in England and beyond.

In this attractive and fascinating volume, Iain M divides the correspondence in a way which gives insight into the different areas of Lloyd-Jones’ life (family, church, colleagues in the Christian service) but at the same time retains chronological sequence and development. Perfectly complementing the biography, The Letters of D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones reveals the heartbeat of his life : ‘Not what we have been, not what we have done, but the grace of God in Jesus Christ our Lord’.

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  Biographical Table xiv
  Introduction xvi
1. The Early Years  
  To his Mother 3
  Hospital and Family News  
  To Mr Ieuan Phillips 4
  Controversy over ‘The Tragedy of Modern Wales’  
  To Mr Ieuan Phillips 8
  Commitment to Preaching and his Engagement  
  To Mr E. T. Rees 10
  Invitation to Sandfields, Aberavon  
  To Mr E. T. Rees 11
  Anticipation of First Visit to Sandfields  
  To Mr E. T. Rees 12
  Hope for the Future and Plans for a Second Visit  
  To Mr E. T. Rees 14
  Acceptance of the Call to Sandfields  
  To Mr E. T. Rees 14
  Thoughts on his Summer Holiday  
  To Mr E. T. Rees 16
  Thankfulness for the First Year  
  To the Secretary of the South Wales Association 17
  London or Wales?  
  To Mr E. T. Rees 19
  Eleven-Years Friendship  
  To the Moderator of the South Wales Association 21
  Gratitude for Encouragement  
 2. To His Wife  
  From RMS ‘Berengaria’, 1937 25
  News from Pittsburgh 27
  The Pre-Assembly Conference, Columbus, Ohio 32
  The General Assembly and his Journeys 36
  A Critical Juncture in 1938 39
  At the Outbreak of the Second World War 41
  A Confused Sunday at Westminster Chapel 42
  Patience amidst Uncertainties 43
  The Difficulty of Being Calvinistic 45
  Love and ‘Instructions’ 47
  Looking for a New Home 49
 3. To Friends and Fellow Ministers  
  To Mr Geoffrey Williams 53
  On his First Sight of the Evangelical Library  
  To Mr W Leslie Land 54
  Waiting on Divine Guidance  
  To Dr Douglas Johnson 55
  On Recent News and Books  
  To Dr Douglas Johnson 57
  The ‘Westminster Theological Journal’ and other Items  
  To Mr Leslie Land 60
  Living from Day to Day  
  To Dr Douglas Johnson 60
  More Shared News on Books  
  To the Rev. Philip E. Hughes 61
  The Need for Evangelical Authors  
  To the Rev. Philip E. Hughes 62
  Meeting Douglas Johnson  
  To the Rev. Kenneth J. MacLeay 63
  A Word for a Young Minister  
  To the Rev. Philip E. Hughes 64
  Hughes’ Arrival in South Africa and News of Westminster  
  To Mr Leslie Land 66
  Thoughts on Authors  
  To the Rev. Philip E. Hughes 68
  Opinions on MSS and News  
  To the Rev. Philip E. Hughes 72
  Arrangements to Meet  
  To the Rev. Philip E. Hughes 73
  Concern over Hughes’ Health and Future Work  
  To the Rev. Philip E. Hughes 75
  The First Puritan Conference  
  To the Rev. Leslie Land 75
  On Breakdowns in the Ministry  
  To the Rev. J. Gwyn-Thomas 78
  The Possibility of a Bedfordshire Living  
 4. Westminster Chapel  
  To Dr Anne Connan 83
  Consolation for a War-Widow  
  To Mr A. G. Secrett 85
  Sympathy and Notes of a Sermon  
  To Mr A. G. Secrett 86
  Thankfulness for his Support  
  To Mr Hector Brooke 87
  Increase at the Chapel  
  To the Members of Westminster Chapel 88
  Annual Letter, 1947  
  To the Members of Westminster Chapel 90
  Annual Letter, 1948  
  To the Members of Westminster Chapel 91
  Annual Letter, 1953  
  To the Members of Westminster Chapel 93
  Annual Letter, 1954  
  To the Members of Westminster Chapel 95
  Annual Letter, 1957  
 5. Some Family Letters  
  To his Mother 99
  Removal to Ealing  
  To his Mother 101
  Services and Rockets  
  To his Mother 102
  Visit to Norway  
  To his Mother 104
  Crossing the Atlantic Again  
  To his Mother 107
  Her Birthday  
  To his Mother 107
  True Christianity  
  To his Mother 109
  A First Visit to Donegal  
  To his Mother 110
  Holiday in Switzerland  
  To his Mother 112
  Conference in Cambridge  
  To Mr and Mrs H. F. R. Catherwood 114
  The first ‘Weekly Report’ to the Newly-Weds  
  To Mr and Mrs H. F. R. Catherwood 117
  More News. On Seeking ‘Full Assurance’  
  To Mr and Mrs H. F. R. Catherwood 120
  Preaching, Lecturing on Church Polity, and Romans 6:2-‘The most important sermon I ever preached’  
 6. A Younger Generation and New Agencies  
  To Mr Elwyn Davies 127
  The Work in Wales  
  To Mr E. R. Corsie 128
  Books Recommended  
  To Mr Raymond Johnston 129
  Counsel for Young Writers  
  To Mr lain H. Murray 131
  The ‘Banner of Truth’ Magazine  
  To Mr Raymond Johnston 132
  Have his Views on Sanctification Changed?  
  To Mr lain H. Murray 133
  ‘The Major Matter of Policy’  
  To the Rev. Elwyn Davies 134
  Support for a New Centre in North Wales  
  To the Rev. Elwyn Davies 136
  The Start of the ‘Evangelical Magazine’  
  To the Rev. Elwyn Davies 137
  A Busy Summer  
  To Mr Peter Golding 138
  ‘Better Times are Coming’  
7. On Evangelical Unity and the Threat of Ecumenism  
  To Mr and Mrs H. F. R. Catherwood 141
  A Wider Unity in England?  
  To the Editor of Barn 143
  Controversy with Aneirin Talfan Davies on Christian Unity  
  To the Editor of Barn 157
  Controversy Continued  
  To the Rev. Graham S. Harrison 163
  The Unity of Evangelical Churches  
  To the Rev. C. M. Hilton Day 164
  On Leaving a Denomination  
  To the Rev. K. W. H. Howard 165
  The London Baptist Association and Church Unity  
  Dr Philip E. Hughes 167
  Anticipation of a Crisis  
  To the Rev. Graham S. Harrison 169
  Further Comment on the Unity of Evangelical Churches  
  To the Rev. David N. Samuel 170
  Membership of the Westminster Fellowship  
  To the Members of Westminster Chapel, 1967 171
  Denominations and a ‘World Church’: a ‘turning point in history’  
  To Dr Philip E. Hughes 174
  Did Calvin Practise Secession?  
  To the Rev. Graham S. Harrison 175
  Counsel in Discouraging Days  
  To the Members of Westminster Chapel, 1968 176
  The Change for the Worse among Evangelicals  
  To the Rev. Elwyn Davies 179
  Chairmanship of the BEC Council  
  To Dr David Samuel 180
  Controversy over ‘Growing into Union’  
  To Dr Philip E. Hughes 181
  Thoughts of Westminster Seminary  
  Continuing Controversy in England  
  To the Rev. Alan Francis 183
  Attitude to the Baptist Union  
 8. Queries and Controversies  
  To the Editor of the Glasgow Herald 187
  Church and Public Mind  
  To the Editor of the British Weekly 188
  Evangelical Christianity Means More than Calvinism  
  To Professor Donald MacKay 190
  Scientific Knowledge not a Key to Scripture  
  To the Rev. J. Gwyn-Thomas 192
  Distinguishing between a Psychological and a Spiritual Problem  
  To Dr Douglas Johnson 193
  Disappointment in the Ministry  
  To the Rev. Llewelyn Williams 194
  The Biography of T. C. Williams  
  To Mr L. B. Gunn 195
  The Sufferings of Christ  
  John A. Schep 196
  Pentecostalist Controversy and the Need for Discernment  
  To the Rev. Dr Klaas Runia 198
  Definitions which Leave no Room for Revival  
  To Dr Gerald Golden 201
  Faith Healing and Maynard James  
  To Dr Gerald Golden 202
  The Baptism of the Spirit  
  To Dr Douglas Johnson 204
  Fanaticism in Chard, Somerset  
  To Mr John Knight 205
  Speaking in Tongues  
  To Dr E. G. Gerald Roberts 205
  Preserving the Lives of Severely Handicapped Babies  
  To Dr Douglas Johnson 207
  Faith Healing and the C M F Memorandum  
  To Dr Douglas Johnson 208
  Observing Faith-Healing Conferences  
 9. The ‘Retirement’ Years  
  To the Members of Westminster Chapel 213
  The Farewell Letter, 1968  
  To the Rev. Eric J. Alexander 216
  Maintaining a Biblical Ministry at Westminster  
  To Mrs John B. E. Thomas 218
  Her Husband’s Death, a ‘Grievous Blow’ to Wales  
  To the Rev. Geoffrey Thomas 219
  The Death of John Thomas  
  To Mr and Mrs H. F. R. Catherwood 220
  Generosity Shared  
  To Dr Philip E. Hughes 221
  News of Books  
  To the Rev. lain H. Murray 222
  Discussion of Publications  
  To Mrs J. Gwyn-Thomas 223
  On the Death of her Husband  
  To the Rev. lain H. Murray 224
  The Ephesians Series  
  To the Rev. lain H. Murray 225
  Dallimore on Whitefield, volume 2  
  To the Rev. Elwyn Davies 226
  The Bala Conference  
  To Pastor Douglas D. Jones 226
  Fulfilling a Preaching Engagement  
  To Mr Ron L. Riseborough 227
  The Right Attitude to Controversy  
  To Mr Wallace Crichton 229
  Helping the Next Generation  
  To Dr Gerald Golden 230
  News of ML-J’s Health  
  To the Rev. Ron Clarke 231
  New Experiences and Faith  
  To Dr Philip E. Hughes 232
  Last Testimony and Greetings  
  To Professor R. Strang Miller 233
  A Farewell Note  
  To the Rev. Alan C. Clifford 234
  Thanks to an Author  
  To the Rev. John A. Caiger 235
  The Future of the Westminster Fellowship  
  Index 239

 

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