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Iain Hamish Murray, born in Lancashire, England, in 1931, was educated at Wallasey Grammar School and King William s College in the Isle of Man (1945-49). He was converted in 1949 through the ministry at Hildenborough Hall, Tom and Jean Rees' Christian conference centre in Kent. It was at Hildenborough later that same year that he first met Jean Ann Walters, who was to become his wife (they married in Edgeware on April 23, 1955). After service with the Cameronians in Singapore and Malaya, he read Philosophy and History at the University of Durham with a view to the ministry of the English Presbyterian Church (his parents' denomination). It was at Durham that he began to read the Puritans, whose writings were to become a lifelong passion. After a year of private study, he assisted Sidney Norton at St John s Free Church, Oxford, in 1955 56, and it was here that The Banner of Truth magazine was launched, with Murray as its first editor. From 1956 he was for three years assistant to Dr Lloyd-Jones at Westminster Chapel and there, with the late Jack Cullum, founded the Banner of Truth Trust in 1957. He left Westminster in 1961 for a nine-year pastorate at Grove Chapel, Camberwell. With the world-wide expansion of the Trust, Iain Murray became engaged full-time in its ministry from 1969 until 1981 when he responded to a call from St Giles Presbyterian Church, Sydney, Australia. Now based again in the UK, he and Jean live in Edinburgh. He has written many titles published by the Trust, in whose work he remains active. He is still writing.
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- Publisher : Banner of Truth; Illustrated edition (February 1, 2009)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 302 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1848710240
- ISBN-13 : 978-1848710245
- Item Weight : 1.25 pounds
- Dimensions : 5.4 x 1.1 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,208,705 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I was given this volume for my birthday, and I am almost finished. It's a very great read. Murray doesn't just write "this person did this, then this, and then this happened," etc. He discusses and interacts with a lot of their thoughts and writings and actions, and he appears to be very well-read with the subjects writings. I've often found myself reading this book with a pen or a highlighter - something I've never done with any other biography.
Heroes contains brief biographies of 9 people:
1. Jonathan Edwards
2. George Whitfield
3. John Newton
4. Thomas Charles
5. William Hepburn Hewitson & Robert Reid Kalley
6. Charles and Mary Colcock Jones
7. Charles Spurgeon.
Most of the biographies are around 40-50 pages. You'll find Murray's style to be very easy and enjoyable to read.
Author: Iain Murray
Publisher: The Banner of Truth Trust
First Copyright: 2009
General Subject Matter: Biography
Theme: Eight short biographies of Christian greatness
Thesis: The study of history is vital to the health of the church
The purpose of this book in the words of the author, "...these pages may give young Christians a relish for old authors, and encourage younger ministers of the gospel in the assurance that the Savior of yesterday is the same today and tomorrow." (p. xiii)
Murray develops his thesis with a very informative and spell bounding narration of four well known and 3 unsung heroes of the faith. Murray is a very talented writer and his talent always shines when he tells the life story and experiences of God's servants.
Murray's Heroes is an extremely interesting book that will hold your attention from the first word to the very last word. Murray pain-stakingly researches the people and events that he writes about. This book is extremely important and valuable due to the information that Murray preserves for his readers about little know individuals and their stories. The reader benefits significantly by being privileged to take an insight look into the lives of these unique men and women.
Murray is more than qualified to pen this collection of biographies. He was educated at the Isle of Man and the University of Durham. He served as assistant to Martyn Lloyd-Jones at Westminster Chapel (1956-59) and subsequently at Grove Chapel, London (1961-69) and St. Giles Presbyterian Church, Sydney, Australia, (1981-84). In 1957 he and Jack Cullum founded the Reformed publishing house, the Banner of Truth Trust, where he has periodically worked full-time and remains the Editorial Director. He has written numerous books, including a number of excellent biographies. He is amply and ably qualified to not only write on the lives of Christian men and women, but he also is faithful "to help younger Christians understand the great heritage of the English-speaking churches on both sides of the Atlantic and in Australia."
This book is laid out very well. The type and layout makes reading very easy. Murray includes black and white photos of the subjects.
Footnotes are included in each chapter for further referencing. This book contains a subject index in the rear.
In summary, the biographical information provided in Murray's Heroes is outstanding. Murray intended on providing background information and the ministries of these seven (7) individuals and he was successful at that task. Murray included Jonathan Edwards, George Whitfield, John Newton, Thomas Charles, William Hepburn Hewitson and Robert Reid Kalley, Charles and Mary Colcock, and Charles Spurgeon. Murray has made it very clear that the study of (Christian) history is vital to the health of the church.