Some Favourite Books

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Weight 0.28 lbs
Dimensions 7.13 × 4.75 × 0.3 in
ISBN 9780851515380



Historical Theology, General Biography

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Dec 1, 1988

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Some Favourite Books contains twenty-two miniature essays on some of the finest devotional and biographical literature of the Christian church.

Dr. John MacLeod invites us to join him as he selects great books from his book-case and introduces us to a great life or to some rich spiritual theme. Here are splendid introductions to such classics as Guthrie’s The Christian’s Great Interest, Rutherford’s Letters and Ryle’s Christian Leaders (all recently republished by the Trust). Here too we meet famous Christian leaders- John Knox, Charles Simeon and the Haldane brothers- but also lesser known heroes of the faith like John Blackader and Campbell of Kiltearn. Fascinating in its own right, Some Favourite Books also serves as an ideal introduction to great Christian literature. It is ideal for occasional reading and also as a tool to encourage others to read.

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Preface v
1 William Guthrie’s The Christian’s Great Interest 7
2 The Life of Thomas Halyburton 11
3 The Letters of Samuel Rutherford 19
4 James Durham on Isaiah 24
5 Thomas Boston’s Fourfold State 32
6 The Writings of John Love 38
7 John Willison on The Sabbath 44
8 John Blackader’s Memoirs 48
9 Thomas M’Crie’s Life of John Knox 54
10 John Colquhoun on The Covenant of Grace 59
11 The Life of the Haldanes 65
12 J. C. Ryle’s Christian Leaders of the 18th Century 71
13 Duncan Campbell of Kiltearn, by Duncan Macgregor 76
14 William Wilberforce’s Practical View 81
15 Thomas Jones’ Life of Lady Glenorchy 87
16 Thomas Scott’s The Force of Truth 92
17 Charles Hodge’s The Way of Life 96
18 John Kennedy’s The Apostle of the North 100
19 W. K. Tweedie’s Life of John Macdonald of Calcutta 104
20 Duncan Macfarlan’s Revivals of the 18th Century 109
21 William Cams’ Memoirs of the Life of Charles Simeon 115
22 The Works of John Maclaurin 121



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