Memories of Sandfields

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Weight 0.3 lbs
Dimensions 7.13 × 4.75 × 0.4 in






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Aug 1, 2008


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After their honeymoon in January 1927, Martyn and Bethan Lloyd-Jones entered on eleven years of their happiest years together at Bethlehem Forward Movement Church (‘Sandfields’), Aberavon. Herself a medical doctor (of whom her husband was known to say, ‘Bethan is a better teacher than I am’), Mrs Lloyd-Jones had first to come to assurance of her own salvation before she could enter fully into the new spiritual life at Sandfields.

The pages of Memories of Sandfields are chiefly vivid sketches of some of the converts and of the life of the spiritual family which the church became. Her delightful record leaves no room for admiring anything except the grace of God which transformed such characters as ‘Staffordshire Bill’ and Mark McCann.

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  Publisher’s Note vii
1 Fifty Years Ago 1
2 Weeknight Meetings 9
3 Women of the Church 17
4 Whit Monday 31
5 Summer, 1932 43
6 William Nobes 63
7 Mark McCann 69
8 ‘Staffordshire Bill’ 85
  Epilogue 103
  Illustrations appear between pp 61-62  

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  1. Robert Luff

    I picked this little book up because I so enjoyed reading about the Sandfields years in Iain Murray’s massive two-volume biography of Martyn Lloyd-Jones. It was edifying and enjoyable to read about the people and events from the perspective of his wife, Bethan. Her style is easy to read and she zooms in on a small handful of anecdotes from the biography. I think the most helpful part of this book was when she explained how her husband ran the various midweek meetings of the church, and how they impacted her as the pastor’s wife. I want to implement some of these ideas at my church.

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