November 27, 2006
Taking you "Through the Year..."
A few weeks ago, I was alone in my car with Sinclair Ferguson. I knew we were about to receive this new book, "Through the Year with William Still" and, while most people here wouldn't recognize the name, I knew Sinclair spent time with Mr. Still. So I asked Sinclair about him, and do you know what he told me? With all of the compasssion that I so often hear in Sinclair's voice, he said that William Still is the man who has had the greatest spiritual impact on his life! "Really?" I said. Sinclair went on to say that Mr. Still pastored the same church in Scotland for fifty years, preached through the Bible three times and wrote out notes on the whole Bible twice. Interestingly enough, as I sat there in my car listening to Sinclair, an unseen book with an unknown name on the cover became something I couldn't wait to get my hands on! And today I did, for the first time. The truck has come and gone, and "Through the Year with William Still" has taken its place here in the North America warehouse of Banner of Truth. The readings are based on Mr. Still's study, a man that Sinclair wrote, "seemed to live in the Bible." They are relatively short and each one is dated. And they begin January 1 with God's revelation in Genesis and continue through the Old and New Testaments to December 31, "Amen. Come, Lord Jesus." I just wish I had gotten this book earlier; now is the time for people to get hold of this to really use it well through the coming year.
Grace & peace,
Grace & peace,