Category: Biographies

The Passionate Preaching of Martyn-Lloyd Jones by Steven J. Lawson

I will never forget reading the first installment of Steven Lawson’s series in the Long Line of Godly Men Profiles. The Expository Genius of John Calvin riveted my attention and engaged my mind. This book captivated my imagination and challenged my studying habits. The first volume reminded me of the importance and preciousness of our Christian heritage and the great men of God who lined the halls of church history. Since that first book, nine additional books have been added to the series, including the latest, The Passionate Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones. Dr. Lawson includes an illuminating biographical summary...

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The Hiding Place (Young Reader’s Edition)

The story of Corrie Ten Boom as related in her classic book The Hiding Place is one of those must-read books. I was excited to receive an updated version of this book that is geared towards the young reader. Having a 13-year-old daughter in our home, I am quite confident this condensed version will connect young minds with this timeless true life tale of faith, tragedy, and hope. While the regular version of The Hiding Place is not a tremendously hard read, providing a version that young people can enjoy and read through in a reasonably short amount of...

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Bitesize Biographies: Samuel Rutherford

I would venture to say that most believers today have little to no idea who Samuel Rutherford is or his importance, especially within the Scottish Church in the 1600s. Part of the issue with that unfortunate lack of knowledge is the lack of focus on matters of church history within the body of Christ. Many great men and women of God from days past are relative unknowns to most believers and I find that very unfortunate. Richard Hannula, in his contribution to the excellent Bitesize Biographies series, explores the life and influence of Samuel Rutherford. Those who are turned...

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The Trinitarian Devotion of John Owen

John Owen is rightly considered one of the preeminent theologians in church history. His influence looms large especially over those who hold to Reformed and historical Protestant evangelical theology. From his books on sanctification, to the Holy Spirit, his commentary on Hebrews and more—John Owen’s life and influence has not waned since his death, but only continues to grow. Most people who have read him consider him to be one of the deepest theologians in the history of the Church. In a day and age when such teaching is by and large missing—Owen reminds us that God’s people do...

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The Poetic Wonder of Isaac Watts (Long Line of Godly Men Profiles)

One of my favorite type of Christian literature is biographies. I love reading about the work God did through men and women of God throughout church history. This love was developed in my early teens as I consumed biography after biography and devoured church history. To this day if it were up to me I would read a church history book with every stack of books I’m reading. Sadly that isn’t the case. Fortunately though, a new series A Long Line of Godly Men has come out that aims to introduce readers to the giants of the Christian faith...

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