History & Biography

Here are books on significant events and revivals in the history of the Church as well as Christian biographies (pastoral, missionary, puritan and reformer biographies). These books are warm theological reflections on historical events and people which challenge readers to learn from what God has accomplished through His Church in the past. Noteworthy books include The Great Awakening by Joseph Tracy, Selina, Countess of Huntingdon by Faith Cook, and The Pastor of Kilsyth by Islay Burns.

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Brownlow North

His Life and Work

by K. Moody Stuart


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NEW RELEASE Book Description The fruitfulness of Brownlow North’s ministry led him to become known as the ‘John the Baptist of the great awakening of 1859’. But what can this largely forgotten evangelist of the nineteenth century teach us today? His preaching was marked by an eloquent, but unadorned proclamation of Christ as revealed in […]

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Master Robert Bruce

Minister in the Kirk of Edinburgh

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Book Description The sixty stormy years following the death of John Knox—years of conflict, persecution and revival— form the background of this biography by D. C. Macnicol. Robert Bruce’s commanding preaching, his iron resolution and, above all, his daily fellowship with God, provided an example which his contemporaries and successors could never forget. ‘No man’, […]

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The Covenanters

A History of the Church in Scotland from 1540-1690

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EndorsementsRead More ↓ ‘We all owe you a deep debt of gratitude for that wonderful book — The Covenanters.’ — LORD GUTHRIE, 1908 ‘His history is a triumphant vindication of the place which belongs to the Covenanters in the making of Scotland.’ — THE EXPOSITORY TIMES, 1908 ‘Dr Hewison has written a great book, one […]

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The Pastor of Kilsyth

The Life and times of W.H. Burns

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Endorsements ‘One of the best Scottish ministerial biographies.’ — IAIN H. MURRAY Book Description The Pastor of Kilsyth introduces us to the life and ministry of William Hamilton Burns (1779– 1859), the father of the better known preacher and missionary to China William Chalmers Burns (1815–68). But while eclipsed in fame by his son, the […]

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J. Gresham Machen

a biographical memoir

by Ned B. Stonehouse


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Book Description John Gresham Machen (1881–1937) was one of the most significant figures in the evangelical church throughout the twentieth century. He is best known through his vision for a truly evangelical presbyterian church in the USA, and as the founder of Westminster Theological Seminary, Pennsylvania. Gifted with an incisive mind which was finely tuned […]

The Great Awakening

A History of the Revival of Religion in the Time of Whitefield and Edwards

by Joseph Tracy


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NEW RELEASE Endorsements ‘I can recommend without hesitation the reading of The Great Awakening. It is really one of those marvellous heart-warming books and I cannot imagine a better way of spending a summer holiday. What Tracy gives us is an account of true revival.’ — D. MARTYN LLOYD-JONES ‘The history of genuine revival stirs […]

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The Glory of Grace

An Introduction to the Puritans in Their Own Words

by Lewis Allen, Tim Chester


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Book Description Who were the Puritans? What did they seek to achieve? What were their successes and failures? Are they of any importance to Christians today? We firmly believe that all Christians need to discover the important story of how these men and women sought to follow Jesus Christ. Their convictions resulted in a brave […]

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Some Pastors and Teachers

Reflecting a biblical vision of what every minister is called to be

by Sinclair B. Ferguson


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Book Description Some Pastors and Teachers is a volume for every minister’s study and indeed for the bookshelves and bedside tables of everyone who has a concern for the ministry of the gospel and the well-being of the church in the twenty-first century. In many ways, it reflects the biblical vision of what every minister […]

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Book Description John Bunyan is known across the English-speaking world as the author of The Pilgrim’s Progress. But who was Bunyan, and what was it that provided him with the stimulus and inspiration to write that most revered and well-loved of allegories? The answer can, in part, be found in Grace Abounding, for it is […]

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John G. Paton

Missionary to the Cannibals of the South Seas

by Paul Schlehlein


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Endorsement ‘I am grateful to Paul Schlehlein for providing a new look at the life and ministry of John G. Paton. Early in my life I was enduringly impacted by Paton’s autobiography edited by his brother, James. The story was a stunning account of dedication, desperation, sacrifice at the most extreme level, and selfless love […]

Christian Leaders
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Vivid biographies of Whitefield, Wesley, Grimshaw, Romaine, Rowlands, Berridge, Venn, Walker, Hervey, Toplady and Fletcher. 432pp.

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Book Description Among the many memorials to the ‘great and the good’ in London’s Westminster Abbey, there is one made of black marble and inscribed with letters of gold which reads: ‘This tablet was placed here. . . in thankful commemoration of William Tyndale, B:1490 D:1536, translator of the Holy Scriptures into the language of […]

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Seven Leaders

preachers and pastors

by Iain H. Murray


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Endorsements ‘Murray traces the work of seven pastors over time, and he shows the consistencies in their ministries, saying “what is it about these men that distinguished them as exceptional leaders, pastors, expositors of God’s word?” And he gives insights into that, and shows that it’s the same over the centuries; it hasn’t changed. Very […]

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Book Description John Charles Ryle (1816-1900), first Bishop of Liverpool, was one of the most influential evangelical clergymen of the nineteenth century. A popular platform speaker and prolific tract writer, his books are still widely read across the globe. Edited by Andrew Atherstone, this critical edition of Ryle’s manuscript autobiography, dictated in 1873, is a […]

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J.C. Ryle

Prepared to Stand Alone

by Iain H. Murray


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Endorsements ‘That man of granite with the heart of a child.’ — F. J. CHAVASSE ‘Ryle was at heart an evangelist.’ — MARCUS LOANE ‘Famous, outstanding and beloved exponent of the evangelical and reformed faith.’ — D. M. LLOYD-JONES ‘A single-minded Christian communicator of profound biblical, theological and pastoral wisdom, a man and minister of […]

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KNOX

The Life and Legacy of Scotland's Controversial Reformer


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‘The Truth and the Gospel may be suppressed for a time, but they will eventually and inevitably overcome.’ Cinematic Trailer Documentary Description Renegade. Reformer. Revolutionary. Five centuries after his birth, the influence of John Knox can still be felt right across Scotland. But who was this man? What did he do and why is he today […]


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Book Description When the present publisher first issued The Reformation in England in 1962, it was hoped, in the words of its editor, S. M. Houghton, that it would ‘be a major contribution to the religious needs of the present age, and that it [would] lead to the strengthening of the foundations of a wonderful […]

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A Sad Departure

why we could not stay in the Church of Scotland

by David J. Randall


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Endorsement ‘David Randall has written a lucid manifesto explaining why he and others are leaving the Church of Scotland now. While that may seem a narrow issue of no concern to believers in the rest of the world, it is certainly not. The arguments he proffers for departure from this historic church stand equally true […]

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ENDORSEMENTS ‘This splendid, thoroughly researched, two-volume history of Princeton Seminary reads like a novel. It tells the story of one of the key institutions that shaped the transformation of post-colonial, adolescent America into a world power, and that for the first time made the Christian faith global, carrying it literally to the uttermost ends of […]

真正的复兴

Revival and Revivalism

by Iain H. Murray


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从1750年到1858年的美洲福音派历史与分析 评 论 《真正的复兴》是教会史研究领域的经典,不仅记录了教会的过去,更是开启当代福音派运动及其深层次需要的钥匙。当今每个渴望教会复兴的基督徒都应阅读本书。 ——傅格森(救赎主神学院系统神学教授/《磐石之上》与《日光之上》作者) 本书依据史实分析18-19世纪的美洲福音派复兴运动,指明如何区分“真正的复兴”与“奋兴运动”,以及此差异对今日教会的重大影响。这是精研复兴运动史的杰作,是苏醒人心的暮鼓晨钟,是期盼教会复兴者必读之作! ——吕沛渊(威斯敏斯特神学院博士) 《真正的复兴》一书,我早已拜读过英文原著,受益匪浅。不管是在神学的正统性上,还是在历史的客观性上,此书都属于经典之作。真正的“复兴”,永远是“上帝神奇的工作”,不是来自人为的操纵和宣传所造成的各种各样的“奋兴”。“复兴”的共同点就是:“相信上帝在他的话语上永远信实,相信基督已从死里复活,相信圣灵已被赐下以确保上帝的国度会不断扩展”;而人为的“奋兴”则是“情绪性的、出于人为操控的事情”。真正的复兴所代表的是“思想”,是真 理方面的发现和回归,最终也落实在生命的改变和美德的增加上。因此,真正的复兴来自圣灵大能的降下,使人真正认罪、悔改,使周围的世界出现“整体性的变革”。中国教会正在经历真正的“复兴”,但也不乏各种形式的人为的“奋兴”。唯愿默里先生此书中译本的出版,能够帮助中国教会识别何谓真正的“复兴”和人为的“奋兴”,在复兴的烈火中能够既有火热的心志,同时保持头脑的冷静和清醒,消除各种山寨版的“复兴”和“基督教”,使中国教会和社会更多得蒙真理的光照与祝福! ——王志勇(香港雅和博圣约书院院长/美国主恩基督教会主任牧师) 內容簡介 “决志信主”等同于悔改归信吗?复兴是情绪化的吗?复兴是人为操作的吗?复兴是可以复制的吗?真正的复兴必定会带来生命的改变和美德的增加。因此,真正的复兴来自圣灵大能的降下,使人真正认罪、悔改,使周围的世界出现“整体性的变革”。 伊恩•默里分析了1750年到1858年在美国大部分宗派中出现的复兴运动,用大量历史事实推论得出复兴与奋兴之间的差别。帮助读者去伪存真,认识真正的复兴。

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Book Description Why Read Church History? is written by a man who is passionate about his subject. With infectious enthusiasm he outlines a number of important reasons why every Christian should develop a keen interest in what God has done in the past. He ably demonstrates the practical value of understanding church history, points out […]

Scottish Theology

in relation to church history

by John Macleod


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Book Description ‘It has been my endeavour to handle my theme in a free and familiar fashion so as to avoid a coldly technical and stiff treatment of it, and to make it as instinct with human interest as the case permitted. This called for setting forth a theological discourse in a setting of real […]

Logic On Fire

The Life and Legacy of Dr. martyn Lloyd-Jones (DVD Documentary)

by Media Gratiae


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Logic on Fire is a feature-length documentary with over 4.5 hours of special features, a 128-page book, and much more. View the “DVD Features” below to see all that is included in this 3-DVD special edition set. Cinematic Trailer Product Preview EndorsementsRead More ↓ ‘I think it was Packer who said, to hear Lloyd-Jones was […]

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The Korean Pentecost

and the Sufferings which Followed

by William Blair, Bruce Hunt


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Endorsements ‘[The Korean Pentecost] Shows what God can do when His people take Him at His Word.’– J.G. VOS ‘A faithful and stirring record of the Lord’s doings.’– EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN ‘A deeply moving account.’– BIBLIOTHECA SACRA Book Description In 1977 the Trust published this remarkable account of the first 60 years or so of the […]

Amy Carmichael

Beauty for Ashes

by Iain H. Murray


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Endorsements ‘This is a love story of the noblest kind. It is an enriching consideration of a woman’s relentless love for her Saviour, her Bible, her friends, and most uniquely, her love for lost, suffering and desperate sinners – to whom she gave her life. Such devotion as hers seems so distant. Reading this brief […]

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The St Andrews Seven

the finest flowering of Missionary Zeal in Scottish History

by Stuart Piggin, John Roxborogh


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The St Andrews Seven is the moving and inspiring story of six young men whose remarkable influence on one another as fellow students in the University of St Andrews, Scotland, in the 1820s led them to the profound conviction that ‘Only one thing seemed to matter: to discover God’s will and do it’. The chief […]

Douglas Higgins

Autobiography of a Yorkshire Christian

by Douglas Higgins


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Book Description Not every day does an autobiography appear from a man in his 100th year, but all who know Douglas Higgins never saw him as belonging to the ordinary. From astronomy to Christ at the age of twenty-two, then Art College at Sheffield, war service in the RAF, and a career in school teaching—these […]

Los puritanos

Puritans: Their Origins and Successors

by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones


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Book Description La historia cobra vida cada vez que el Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones aborda un determinado tema o personaje.  Los que le conocieron simplemente como predicador se sorprenderán de la comprensión y el conocimiento que tiene de la historia de la Iglesia {…}.  Estas vistas generales y de conjunto nos presentan al Dr. Lloyd-Jones en […]

Pleading for a Reformation Vision

The Life and Selected Writings of William Childs Robinson

by David Calhoun


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The biography and letters of William Childs Robinson: an influential Presbyterian minister in the 20th century, who sounded the vital affirmations of the Protestant Reformation. 336pp.

Silent Witnesses

Lessons on theology, life, and the church from Christians of the past

by Garry J. Williams


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Book Description In this book Garry Williams writes about Christians of the past for Christians of the present. He describes both famous and less well-known figures and movements from church history, from the fourth century through to the twentieth: Augustine of Hippo, the Council of Chalcedon, Martin Luther, William Tyndale, Nicholas Ridley, John Calvin, Anne […]


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Book Description A man may be known by the company he keeps. Here, Faith Cook introduces us to Samuel Rutherford’s friends, who are called on to give us a fresh look at the man who has long been held in such high affection by Christian people around the world. The days in which Samuel Rutherford […]


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EndorsementsRead More ↓ ‘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, […]

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