Friday, April 16, 2010

A Scottish Christian HeritageJust finished another wonderful work on church history by Ian Murray called A Scottish Christian Heritage. Scotland is a small country. At the time of the Reformation its population only numbered 800,000. Today it is still only 5 million. However, this country has enjoyed an impact on world and church history completely out of proportion to its numbers.

Nowhere is this more apparent than in the tales told by Murray in this book. The author devotes chapters to key Scottish figures such as John Knox (1514-72), Robert Bruce (1555-61), and Thomas Chalmers (1780-47). Most interesting were the two chapters devoted to the heroic 19th century scottish missionaries. First, John Paton to the New Hebrides Islands in the South Pacific. Second, Robert Moffat courageous missonary to South Africa. These chapters alone are worth the price of this volueme.

I have been reading Ian Murray, a disciple of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones,  for 20 years. I have yet to pick up a volume that has failed to feed my soul.  I was especially moved by the life of Robert Moffat. In fact, I was so moved that I plan to locate and read a full length treatment of his life.

Buy and read this book. You will be deeply enriched.

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