The first work in English to present a comprehensive survey of the life and ministry of William Williams, the prince among Welsh hymn-writers, author of such well known hymns as: ‘Guide me, O Thou great Jehovah', ‘O'er the gloomy hills of darkness' and ‘Jesus, Jesus, all sufficient'.
His other writings, which are, in themselves, a treasure store of sound biblical teaching and practical, everyday application are included in summary with frequent original translation. A title in which there is much to challenge the mind, delight the soul and motivate godly living.
Author Eifion Evans is the author of a number of titles, including Howel Harris, Evangelist; Daniel Rowland and the Great Evangelical Awakening in Wales; Revival Comes to Wales; The Welsh Revival of 1904.
Endorsements ‘Medical physician turned soul physician, Evans shows us how Williams became an able preacher, theologian, poet, and hymnist who richly deserves an honoured place in the church's hall of fame and in the memories of believers.'
Dr. Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan
‘Bread of Heaven is at once a deeply learned study of Williams and his times, but also a labour of love that bears the expectation that reading the life of such a saint of God can have profound spiritual benefit.'
Dr. Michael A.G. Haykin, Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
‘Dr Evans locates Williams firmly in the context of the Evangelical Revival and clearly demonstrates his genius as a Christian leader and author . . . to those who think of Williams Pantycelyn only as a great hymn-writer, this volume will be a revelation!'
Dr E. Wyn James, School of Welsh, Cardiff University
‘This book will provide non Welsh-speaking readers, in Wales and beyond, with access to William Williams in a new way.'
Dr David Ceri Jones, Lecturer, History and Welsh History, Aberystwyth University