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Christ Is All highlights the life and work of the memorable Scottish minister and poet, Horatius Bonar (1808–1889). Michael A. G. Haykin and Darrin R. Brooker present 65 excerpts from Bonar’s writings that capture his ardent devotion to the glory of Christ. Readers will also find Haykin’s biographical introduction on Bonar a valuable glimpse at a life that God used greatly in the preaching of the gospel and the saving of souls.
Seeking, then, both to honor the past and yet not idolize it, we are issuing these books in the series Profiles in Reformed Spirituality. The design is to introduce the spirituality and piety of the Reformed Profiles in Reformed Spirituality tradition by presenting descriptions of the lives of notable Christians with select passages from their works. This combination of biographical sketches and collected portions from primary sources gives a taste of the subjects’ contributions to our spiritual heritage and some direction as to how the reader can find further edification through their works. It is the hope of the publishers that this series will provide riches for those areas where we are poor and light of day where we are stumbling in the deepening twilight.
Darrin R. Brooker is the editor and publisher of The Life and Works of Horatius Bonar CD. He and his wife Melissa are members of Trinity Baptist Church, Burlington, Ontario.
Michael Haykin is professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, and Research Professor of Irish Baptist College, Constituent College of Queen's University Belfast, N. Ireland.
"Bonar's biography provides an enlightening vista of another age, while his selections give us penetrating insight into our won. As Bonar would wish, every word points us to the Christ of all ages and for all ages" - David P. Murray
“This book of excerpts from the eminent Horatius Bonar is a window on the real Christ life. Living as Bonar did when Liberalism was seeking to replace Reformation theology with disguise Humanism, Bonar sounds his clarion calls: Be at your Bible; be earnest in prayer; be holy and zealous for God; preach the truth; live for eternity; shun worldliness; care to be remembered only by what you have done for Christ in this world. No message is more needed than this today.” – Maurice Roberts