Andrew Bonar's biography of M'Cheyne (1813-1843) conveys the fragrance of his life that no later writer could ever recapture. Being dead, M'Cheyne yet speaks and it may be doubted whether any Christian can seriously read these pages without having an example of the power of godliness stamped upon their conscience in a manner that will remain with them for all their days.
The life and ministry of a young man who lived in the presence of God, and brought an overwhelming sense of that presence to men.
"This is that rare type of biography in which the subject is allowed to speak for himself in his own way, and M'Cheyne's oft-quoted prayer: 'Lord, make me as holy as a pardoned sinner can be made', casts its hallowed breath over every page." -R.A. Finlayson, Late Professor of Systematic Theology at the Free Church College, Edinburgh
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