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Review: Heroes by Iain H. Murray

Category Book Reviews
Date January 9, 2010

Ian Murray has rightly titled the book Heroes: it comprises of a number of short biographies of evangelists, some well known and others less well known. All are heroes in different ways, from Spurgeon and Edwards to Hewitson and Kalley who evangelised in Madeira, or Charles and Mary Colcock Jones who evangelised among the slaves on their cotton plantations in the USA.
The Chapters on the different evangelists are broken into clearly different areas; this enables Murray to state controversial issues and examine them with regard to theology, historical context, social situation and family relationships where it is appropriate.

Predictably, I found the chapters on evangelists I had no knowledge of the more interesting, as they highlighted hidden treasures of lives and experiences that could have so easily become lost to man’s history — for example the work of Kalley and Hewitson in Madeira. But also in those better known evangelists, Murray has been able to bring freshness to their biographies.

Rather than to give an all too brief synopses of the book, I would advise you to buy it and enjoy a well written and good introduction to several evangelists.


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