“Anyone who ever felt the power of God in a Lloyd-Jones sermon—in the flesh, on tape or in print—will find this book fascinating and enriching.” —J. I. Packer
More than just a biography of a man or an analysis of his preaching, The Sacred Anointing penetrates deeply into the very essence of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones’s life and ministry. Examining the power of the Holy Spirit’s anointing in his mentor’s life and work, Tony Sargent masterfully illuminates the place this driving “unction” held in Lloyd-Jones’s preaching.
Called “a landmark study” by J. I. Packer, The Sacred Anointing is a revelation of the power of God and the effect this had on preacher and listener alike. As Lloyd-Jones once said: “To me there is nothing more terrible for a preacher, than to be in the pulpit alone, without the conscious smile of God.”
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones knew only too well that it was not just attentive preparation and correct application of Scripture than inspired or moved listeners, it was the work of the Holy Spirit—“the conscious smile of God.”