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The Life of Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981)

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This book is a re-cast, condensed and, in parts, re-written version of the author’s two volumes D. Martyn Lloyd- Jones: The First Forty Years (1982) and The Fight of Faith (1990). Since those dates, the life of Dr Lloyd-Jones has been the subject of comment and assessment in many publications and these have been taken into account. The main purpose of this further biography, however, is to put Dr Lloyd-Jones’ life before another generation in more accessible form. The big story is all here.

When Lloyd-Jones left medicine, he intended only to be an evangelist in a mission hall in South Wales. No one was more surprised than he in being called to a ministry which would eventually affect churches across the world. How this happened is here explained, but the theme is the person described by F. F. Bruce: ‘a thoroughly humble man. He was a man of prayer, a powerful evangelistan expository preacher of rare quality, in the fullest sense a servant of the Word of God.’

Table of Contents: 

1 ‘A Welshman Now!’ 1
2 School-days: Tregaron and London 15
3 The World of Medicine 33
4 ‘All Things New’ 43
5 The Call to the Ministry 55
6 Bethan and Aberavon 69
7 A Different Preaching 85
8 Early Days at Sandfields 101
9 A Leader without a Party 113
10 A Local Revival 127
11 The Church Family 145
12 Enlarged Work 155
13 Leaving Aberavon 171
14 England and War 185
15 Inside the Family 205
16 The Emerging Leader 223
17 New Agencies 237
18 Westminster Chapel, 1943–45 247
19 Guidance Confirmed 263
20 Wales and the Summer of 1949 273
21 A Rising Tide of Youth 283
22 Sundays in the 1950s 299
23 Opposition 323
24 An Awakening of Books 347
25 Unity: Ecumenical or Evangelical? 363
26 Crisis Years 375
27 Controversy 389
28 The End of an Era 409
29 A World Pulpit 419
30 The 1970s 433
31 ‘Dying… He Worshipped’ 443
  Index 461



"I am deeply thankful that God led me to Lloyd-Jones in 1968.  He has been a constant reminder: you don't have to be cool, hip, or clever to be powerful. In fact, the sacred anointing is simply in another world from those communication techniques. His is the world I want to live in when I step into the pulpit." - John Piper

"No preacher had greater influence on me in my formative years than David Martyn Lloyd-Jones. It was his preaching which I absorbed in books, without ever hearing his voice, that brought together biblical exegesis, sound theology, insightful wisdom and pastoral care into one clear, well-focused picture." - John MacArthur


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