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Steal Away Home

I was given this book by a friend who knows I love the Spurgeon history.  I have walked this history in England many times and am very familiar with the Spurgeon Center which is now at Midwestern Seminary in Kansas City where I currently live.  This book is a story written in historical fiction about […]

The Life Story of C.I. Scofield

Biographies of great men are always a blessing and a help in placing things right in history.  C.I. Scofield is a household name among Christians because of the Reference Bible bearing his name.  Trumbull was a personal friend and student of Scofield’s and writes in a more positive tone than some other later writers who […]

The Story of Winona Lake

I came across this book on a used book shelf and it stirred my interest.  I have heard of the Winona Lake Bible Conferences and also the connection of Grace Theological Seminary to Winona Lake.  Gaddis wrote the first edition in 1949 and in 1960 Huffman updated the history with a few chapters. “Built upon […]

Memoir of John Bunyan

I bought a book online for my Kindle titled Works of John Bunyan—Complete.  For a few dollars these days you can buy a lot of reading material in electronic format.  I have learned to endure it and profit from it although I’ll always enjoy reading the actual book much more.  One of the downsides of […]

Charles G. Finney and the Spirit of Amer...

This biography was written almost twenty years ago but it has remained the standard biography of this oft-discussed, and oft-maligned, nineteenth-century revivalist. Finney is known for his revivals and his revival theology, his systematic theology, and his socially progressive anti-slavery work at Oberlin College. Whether you want to hear about Finney’s famous conversion story, his […]

The Daring Mission of William Tyndale

This is a 2015 biography from Reformation Trust Publishing. Lawson is the series editor which includes biographies about John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards, John Knox, Charles Spurgeon, Martin Luther, Isaac Watts, George Whitefield, and John Owen. This book falls into three parts: Chapter 1 gives a biography of Tyndale’s life, work, and death. Then Lawson departs […]

Alvah Hovey

Alvah Hovey (1820-1903) was the long-time professor then President of Newton Theological Institution in Newton, Massachusetts from 1849 to 1899. Hovey was from a Puritan family of farmers whose father was an influential and deeply religious man. Alvah took an early interest in Biblical, historical, and theological matters at an early age. He mastered several […]

John A Broadus: A Living Legacy

This new biography was written in 2008, so it is not “new” but is most recent. John Broadus (1827-1895) was one of the founders of Southern Seminary and was a preacher, author, and seminary professor. Most students today would know him as the author of one of the most enduring textbooks on homiletics, Preparation and […]

How Sweet The Sound

The absorbing story of John Newton & William Cowper I love these biographies, both because I love to read of men and ministries, and because I have been to their houses and churches in Olney and London, England myself. Having been there, I walked with the author of this book through the little town of […]

Sankey’s Story of The Gospel Hymns and

Thanks to my daughter Rebekah for finding this book. It was reprinted by Forgotten Books in 2012 though it was copyrighted by The Sunday School Times Company in 1906. I have always loved the history of Moody and Sankey and their blessed ministry both in this country and the United Kingdom. On our travels to […]