Heroes

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Weight 1.24 lbs
Dimensions 8.8 × 5.75 × 1.1 in
page-count

320

Banner Pub Date

Feb 1, 2009

topic

General Biography

Original Pub Date

2009

isbn

9781848710245

binding

Cloth-bound

Format

Book

Book Description

The Bible no more knows a separate class of heroes than it does of saints. Because of Jesus Christ, every Christian is extraordinary and attains to glory. Yet grace so shines in some, that it lightens the path of many. As A.W. Tozer could write, ‘Next to the Holy Scriptures, the greatest aid to the life of faith may be Christian biographies’.

Iain Murray has already written on a number of Christians he specially admires. A few of them return to these pages, but with special reference to their thought- George Whitefield on Christian unity, for example. Most space, however, is given to little-known figures, including Robert Kalley and William Hewitson who shared in ‘the greatest happening in modern missions’, and to Charles and Mary Colcock Jones who took much-loved slaves with them to heaven.

There is much new research in these pages, and reminders of how much is missed by those who fail to read of the work of God in history. Christians who know what Christ did ‘yesterday’ are energized to trust and serve him today.

Table of Contents Expand ↓

Foreword ix
List of Illustrations xv
1 JONATHAN EDWARDS: THE MAN AND THE LEGACY 1
2 GEORGE WHITEFIELD AND CHRISTIAN UNITY 47
3 JOHN NEWTON: ‘A WONDER TO MYSELF’ 85
4 THOMAS CHARLES OF BALA 117
5 TWO MEN AND AN ISLAND 143
6 CHARLES AND MARY COLCOCK JONES: 173
7 SPURGEON AS AN EVANGELIST 259
Index of Persons and Places Mentioned 297

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  1. Joshua Mills

    I have read many biographies but none can compare with the biographies written by Iain Murray. You may be asking, ‘why?’ Well, Iain Murray is always quick to remind the reader that the “great” men of the faith were simple men who have been used by a great and awesome God. As John Knox once put it, “God gives his Spirit to simple men in great abundance.” They shined the one true Light into a dark world, but “it was a borrowed light, and the same source is still open to enlighten” us today.”

    Murray gives the reader great encouragement as we seek to serve the Lord in our day. The source of this light, which is the Triune God, is still open to us today. Edwards and others were men who drunk but from a great fountain that we also have access to.

    As you read this book, you will find it to be heart-warming devotional. Murray always writes in a Christ-centred manner. His desire is not for you to gain more head knowledge on a historical figure. Rather, he desires to install into the reader a deeper devotion and love to Christ. Heroes is not a mere biography. It is a soul stirring read that will deepen your love for Christ and his church.

    **My testimony to this book has been drawn from a past blogpost:

    http://servantsofgrace.org/light-in-church-history/

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