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Letters of D Martyn Lloyd-Jones

1919 - 1981

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Letters of D Martyn Lloyd-Jones
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278 in stock

Weight 1.08 lbs
Dimensions 8.8 x 5.75 x 0.8 in
page-count

270

Banner Pub Date

Jan 1, 1994

topic

Life Issues, Encouragement

Original Pub Date

1994

Format

Book

binding

Cloth-bound

isbn

9780851516745

Book Description

Iain H. Murray’s two volume record of the life of David Martyn Lloyd-Jones is one of the great Christian biographies of the twentieth century. It tells the remarkable story of an outstanding young physician’s call to the Christian ministry and the widespread lasting influence of his preaching and spiritual leadership, first in his native Wales and thereafter in London and throughout the world.

But a man’s letters tell the story of his pilgrimage from within, and here, in over one hundred of his personal letters, we encounter Martyn Lloyd-Jones first hand. Although he thought of himself as a ‘poor correspondent’, these pages tell a different story, unselfconsciously displaying the tender forcefulness of a personality which left an indelible impression on those who knew him personally.

Here we catch a glimpse of the rounded and balanced picture of the man: the physician and the preacher, the student of deep theology who was fascinated by agricultural life; the lover of books who cared about people; the ardent Welshman who devoted his years to Christian service in England and beyond.

In this attractive and fascinating volume, Iain M divides the correspondence in a way which gives insight into the different areas of Lloyd-Jones’ life (family, church, colleagues in the Christian service) but at the same time retains chronological sequence and development. Perfectly complementing the biography, The Letters of D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones reveals the heartbeat of his life : ‘Not what we have been, not what we have done, but the grace of God in Jesus Christ our Lord’.

 

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Biographical Table xiv
Introduction xvi
1. The Early Years
To his Mother 3
Hospital and Family News
To Mr Ieuan Phillips 4
Controversy over ‘The Tragedy of Modern Wales’
To Mr Ieuan Phillips 8
Commitment to Preaching and his Engagement
To Mr E. T. Rees 10
Invitation to Sandfields, Aberavon
To Mr E. T. Rees 11
Anticipation of First Visit to Sandfields
To Mr E. T. Rees 12
Hope for the Future and Plans for a Second Visit
To Mr E. T. Rees 14
Acceptance of the Call to Sandfields
To Mr E. T. Rees 14
Thoughts on his Summer Holiday
To Mr E. T. Rees 16
Thankfulness for the First Year
To the Secretary of the South Wales Association 17
London or Wales?
To Mr E. T. Rees 19
Eleven-Years Friendship
To the Moderator of the South Wales Association 21
Gratitude for Encouragement
 2. To His Wife
From RMS ‘Berengaria’, 1937 25
News from Pittsburgh 27
The Pre-Assembly Conference, Columbus, Ohio 32
The General Assembly and his Journeys 36
A Critical Juncture in 1938 39
At the Outbreak of the Second World War 41
A Confused Sunday at Westminster Chapel 42
Patience amidst Uncertainties 43
The Difficulty of Being Calvinistic 45
Love and ‘Instructions’ 47
Looking for a New Home 49
 3. To Friends and Fellow Ministers
To Mr Geoffrey Williams 53
On his First Sight of the Evangelical Library
To Mr W Leslie Land 54
Waiting on Divine Guidance
To Dr Douglas Johnson 55
On Recent News and Books
To Dr Douglas Johnson 57
The ‘Westminster Theological Journal’ and other Items
To Mr Leslie Land 60
Living from Day to Day
To Dr Douglas Johnson 60
More Shared News on Books
To the Rev. Philip E. Hughes 61
The Need for Evangelical Authors
To the Rev. Philip E. Hughes 62
Meeting Douglas Johnson
To the Rev. Kenneth J. MacLeay 63
A Word for a Young Minister
To the Rev. Philip E. Hughes 64
Hughes’ Arrival in South Africa and News of Westminster
To Mr Leslie Land 66
Thoughts on Authors
To the Rev. Philip E. Hughes 68
Opinions on MSS and News
To the Rev. Philip E. Hughes 72
Arrangements to Meet
To the Rev. Philip E. Hughes 73
Concern over Hughes’ Health and Future Work
To the Rev. Philip E. Hughes 75
The First Puritan Conference
To the Rev. Leslie Land 75
On Breakdowns in the Ministry
To the Rev. J. Gwyn-Thomas 78
The Possibility of a Bedfordshire Living
 4. Westminster Chapel
To Dr Anne Connan 83
Consolation for a War-Widow
To Mr A. G. Secrett 85
Sympathy and Notes of a Sermon
To Mr A. G. Secrett 86
Thankfulness for his Support
To Mr Hector Brooke 87
Increase at the Chapel
To the Members of Westminster Chapel 88
Annual Letter, 1947
To the Members of Westminster Chapel 90
Annual Letter, 1948
To the Members of Westminster Chapel 91
Annual Letter, 1953
To the Members of Westminster Chapel 93
Annual Letter, 1954
To the Members of Westminster Chapel 95
Annual Letter, 1957
 5. Some Family Letters
To his Mother 99
Removal to Ealing
To his Mother 101
Services and Rockets
To his Mother 102
Visit to Norway
To his Mother 104
Crossing the Atlantic Again
To his Mother 107
Her Birthday
To his Mother 107
True Christianity
To his Mother 109
A First Visit to Donegal
To his Mother 110
Holiday in Switzerland
To his Mother 112
Conference in Cambridge
To Mr and Mrs H. F. R. Catherwood 114
The first ‘Weekly Report’ to the Newly-Weds
To Mr and Mrs H. F. R. Catherwood 117
More News. On Seeking ‘Full Assurance’
To Mr and Mrs H. F. R. Catherwood 120
Preaching, Lecturing on Church Polity, and Romans 6:2-‘The most important sermon I ever preached’
 6. A Younger Generation and New Agencies
To Mr Elwyn Davies 127
The Work in Wales
To Mr E. R. Corsie 128
Books Recommended
To Mr Raymond Johnston 129
Counsel for Young Writers
To Mr lain H. Murray 131
The ‘Banner of Truth’ Magazine
To Mr Raymond Johnston 132
Have his Views on Sanctification Changed?
To Mr lain H. Murray 133
‘The Major Matter of Policy’
To the Rev. Elwyn Davies 134
Support for a New Centre in North Wales
To the Rev. Elwyn Davies 136
The Start of the ‘Evangelical Magazine’
To the Rev. Elwyn Davies 137
A Busy Summer
To Mr Peter Golding 138
‘Better Times are Coming’
7. On Evangelical Unity and the Threat of Ecumenism
To Mr and Mrs H. F. R. Catherwood 141
A Wider Unity in England?
To the Editor of Barn 143
Controversy with Aneirin Talfan Davies on Christian Unity
To the Editor of Barn 157
Controversy Continued
To the Rev. Graham S. Harrison 163
The Unity of Evangelical Churches
To the Rev. C. M. Hilton Day 164
On Leaving a Denomination
To the Rev. K. W. H. Howard 165
The London Baptist Association and Church Unity
Dr Philip E. Hughes 167
Anticipation of a Crisis
To the Rev. Graham S. Harrison 169
Further Comment on the Unity of Evangelical Churches
To the Rev. David N. Samuel 170
Membership of the Westminster Fellowship
To the Members of Westminster Chapel, 1967 171
Denominations and a ‘World Church’: a ‘turning point in history’
To Dr Philip E. Hughes 174
Did Calvin Practise Secession?
To the Rev. Graham S. Harrison 175
Counsel in Discouraging Days
To the Members of Westminster Chapel, 1968 176
The Change for the Worse among Evangelicals
To the Rev. Elwyn Davies 179
Chairmanship of the BEC Council
To Dr David Samuel 180
Controversy over ‘Growing into Union’
To Dr Philip E. Hughes 181
Thoughts of Westminster Seminary
Continuing Controversy in England
To the Rev. Alan Francis 183
Attitude to the Baptist Union
 8. Queries and Controversies
To the Editor of the Glasgow Herald 187
Church and Public Mind
To the Editor of the British Weekly 188
Evangelical Christianity Means More than Calvinism
To Professor Donald MacKay 190
Scientific Knowledge not a Key to Scripture
To the Rev. J. Gwyn-Thomas 192
Distinguishing between a Psychological and a Spiritual Problem
To Dr Douglas Johnson 193
Disappointment in the Ministry
To the Rev. Llewelyn Williams 194
The Biography of T. C. Williams
To Mr L. B. Gunn 195
The Sufferings of Christ
John A. Schep 196
Pentecostalist Controversy and the Need for Discernment
To the Rev. Dr Klaas Runia 198
Definitions which Leave no Room for Revival
To Dr Gerald Golden 201
Faith Healing and Maynard James
To Dr Gerald Golden 202
The Baptism of the Spirit
To Dr Douglas Johnson 204
Fanaticism in Chard, Somerset
To Mr John Knight 205
Speaking in Tongues
To Dr E. G. Gerald Roberts 205
Preserving the Lives of Severely Handicapped Babies
To Dr Douglas Johnson 207
Faith Healing and the C M F Memorandum
To Dr Douglas Johnson 208
Observing Faith-Healing Conferences
 9. The ‘Retirement’ Years
To the Members of Westminster Chapel 213
The Farewell Letter, 1968
To the Rev. Eric J. Alexander 216
Maintaining a Biblical Ministry at Westminster
To Mrs John B. E. Thomas 218
Her Husband’s Death, a ‘Grievous Blow’ to Wales
To the Rev. Geoffrey Thomas 219
The Death of John Thomas
To Mr and Mrs H. F. R. Catherwood 220
Generosity Shared
To Dr Philip E. Hughes 221
News of Books
To the Rev. lain H. Murray 222
Discussion of Publications
To Mrs J. Gwyn-Thomas 223
On the Death of her Husband
To the Rev. lain H. Murray 224
The Ephesians Series
To the Rev. lain H. Murray 225
Dallimore on Whitefield, volume 2
To the Rev. Elwyn Davies 226
The Bala Conference
To Pastor Douglas D. Jones 226
Fulfilling a Preaching Engagement
To Mr Ron L. Riseborough 227
The Right Attitude to Controversy
To Mr Wallace Crichton 229
Helping the Next Generation
To Dr Gerald Golden 230
News of ML-J’s Health
To the Rev. Ron Clarke 231
New Experiences and Faith
To Dr Philip E. Hughes 232
Last Testimony and Greetings
To Professor R. Strang Miller 233
A Farewell Note
To the Rev. Alan C. Clifford 234
Thanks to an Author
To the Rev. John A. Caiger 235
The Future of the Westminster Fellowship
Index 239

 

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