D. Martyn Lloyd Jones
Summary: This book is the first in a two part series on the life of this well known man--Martyn Lloyd Jones. Born and raised in Whales, follow Lloyd-Jones through a fascinating childhood, his rise to prominence in the medical world, his conviction and calling to the ministry and his first pulpit. Learn who this man was and what made him spectacular in his preaching, and yet humble and ordinary when he was off the pulpit. He didn't believe in pomp and show. He had no time or respect for extensive and elaborate church programs. He preached Christ and considered that most sufficient as the means to save sinners. And God's age-old method was proven most effective as, clearly, God richly blessed Martyn Lloyd-Jones' work.
Personal Thoughts: Wow. This is just excellent reading! There is so much depth, plenty of detail, and told in a way that doesn't make you want to exalt Lloyd-Jones, but rather rejoice in the gift God gave the church. Lloyd-Jones never wanted a book written about him--just as he never originally wanted his sermons put in print. Naturally, (and thankfully), he didn't get his way. Anyways, much can be said about this biography, but in short I can truly understand why this is the most well-loved, well known Christian biography in Reformed circles.
Quote: "Sometimes a few words from these men would reveal the depth of their feelings. When some years later, George Jenkins whose life was so radically changed lay dying in London, a former friend from Sandfields visited him. One of the old man's first enquiries was to ask for 'his beloved father in Christ,' and, he added, 'I would rather see him than Paul himself!' "