May 17, 2007

In the Top 10 ... TWICE!

You may have already seen this. Recently, Dr. Al Mohler (President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY) posted his list of "Ten Great Christian Biographies," and a number of bloggers have re-posted it across the Internet. Since two of his "eight greats" flow through this Banner of Truth warehouse, I thought maybe I would at least pass along Dr. Mohler's brief comments on each of these Banner titles. Without a doubt, these would be considered great "reads" this summer.
From Dr. Albert Mohler ...
"Arnold Dallimore, George Whitefield: The Life and Times of the Great Evangelist of the Eighteenth-Century Revival, 2 volumes - volume 1 and volume 2 (Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Banner of Truth Trust, 1970).
Dallimore's biography of Whitefield is among the greatest in terms of sheer inspiration and the urgency of Whitefield's example. Lessons from Whitefield are worth this two-volume biography and more, and Dallimore takes his readers into the heart of Whitefield's life and ministry."

"Iain H. Murray, D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, The First Forty Years, 1899-1939 and D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones: The Fight of Faith, 1939-1981 (Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Banner of Truth Trust, 1982, 1990).
Martyn Lloyd-Jones, for decades pastor at London's Westminster Chapel, was one of the greatest expositors of the twentieth century. Beyond this, he stood at the center of the century's great events and controversies. In Iain Murray's wonderful two-volume biography "The Doctor" and his ministry are presented and interpreted by one who worked alongside Dr. Lloyd-Jones and knew him well."

By the way, the two volumes of D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones can be purchased as a set by clicking here, and you'll save a few dollars.


Matthew Cochrane said...

I'm going to have to stop reading your blog because my "wishlist" for books keeps growing. As it happens though, I did see Dr. Mohler's list and have already noted these selections.

Steve Burlew said...

Oops. Sorry, Matthew. There must be another solution, though, besides abandoning the blog!

Matthew Cochrane said...

I trust you saw Challies' review today of Dallimore's biography of Whitefield. More good press!

Steve Burlew said...

Indeed I did. But thanks for alerting me, Matthew!