Fair Sunshine

Character Studies of the Scottish Covenanters

Weight 0.6 lbs
Dimensions 8.5 × 5.4 × 0.55 in
ISBN 9780851518435
Binding

Paperback, eBook (ePub & Kindle), Paperback & eBook (ePub & Kindle)

Format

Book

Original Pub Date

1957

Banner Pub Date

Jan 1, 1968

Topic

17th century, General Biography

Page Count

208

Book Description

Many volumes deal with that terrible yet glorious period in the history of the Scottish church between the restoration of Charles II and the accession of William III, but Fair Sunshine deserves a place alongside the very best of them. Whether Jock Purves was writing about James Guthrie at the beginning or James Renwick at the very end of this time of martyrdom and suffering there was a lyrical quality about his treatment. When taken together with his spiritual perception and moral earnestness this drives every one of these biographical chapters to the heart of the reader.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

Preface ix
Chronological Summary xi
JAMES GUTHRIE 1
HUGH MACKAIL 13
RICHARD CAMERON 25
DAVID HACKSTON 39
JOHN BROWN 49
MARGARET MACLACHLAN & MARGARET WILSON 61
JOHN NISBET 71
JAMES RENWICK 83
JAMES MITCHELL 107
WILLIAM GORDON 123
JOHN DICK 137
DONALD CARGILL 149
Epilogue 175
An Outline of Scottish ‘Covenant History’ in the Seventeenth Century 179
Bibliography 191

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  1. Kevin Kondo

    This is one of my favorite biographies. It is comprised of accounts of the Scottish Covenanters who were persecuted for their faith; put in prison, tortured, and put to death. They gave their lives willingly for Christ, their gracious savior. I have read these stories over and over again. I have bought and given away copies, loaned out copies. I will sometimes on a Sunday afternoon, read a couple of the stories between our morning and evening service.

  2. Brett Rudder

    This is one of the best books I have ever read. Thirteen incredibly moving stories about faithful Christians, faithful to the end. These true accounts made me think and repent of my own lack of faith and lack of boldness for Christ; they motivated and inspired me to live for Christ; and they reminded me of how God promises his Spirit to his children in the darkest of times. Not one page in this collection is wasted. I’d recommend to any Christian of any background; this book will make you cry, and it will force you to peel your eyes away from the world, and focus them on Christ.

  3. Matteob

    This is a profoundly moving book. It has moved me to tears. Reading the lives of these brave, faithful men through the pen of master storyteller Jock Purves will serve as an encouragement for faithful Christians today who a have to face contempt, derision and increasingly the threat of ostracism and potentially criminalisation for preaching the Gospel. How these men stayed joyful and maintained their faith through appalling treatment often leading to torture and the gallows is not always an easy read but it is an encouraging one showing the power of Grace and the working of the Holy Spirit in adversity. Jock Purves also has the heart of a poet. His prose is lyrical, haunting and totally compelling. I am sure i will pick this book up time and again.

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