This book on the life and legacy of Robert Murray M'Cheyne is an enlightening and encouraging read, written in such a way that is fresh and inspiring not just in terms of getting to know the man himself, but as a powerful motivator for improving our own relationship with Christ.
Jordan Stone presents a huge amount of information concisely and comprehensively that leaves the reader with a sense of knowing M'Cheyne better than one could have believed possible. For M'Cheyne, Christ and holiness were everything and the author helpfully and skilfully uses these two themes to draw out critical issues in his life as the focal point in each of the three sections and each of the chapters in the book. The three sections are ‘A Life of Holiness, Foundations for Holiness and A Ministry of Holiness’, and each chapter focuses on Christ in relation to holiness: Knowing Christ, Loving Christ, Growing in Christ, Preaching Christ, Sharing Christ, Resting in Christ and Looking for Christ’. A final chapter on ‘Lessons learned along the Way’ serves as a summary of salient points for reflection and application in our own lives, which is itself very helpful.
This is a great book and well worth reading again and again.
This book is available to purchase from Christian Focus.
Colin Macleod, Gairloch, Kinlochewe & Torridon Free Church