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Insights into the life of a true man of God.,
This review is from: The Life of M'Cheyne (Paperback)
This is an excellent biography of Robert Murray M'Cheyne, written soon after his death by his close friend Andrew Bonar. In it we are taken through the life of M'Cheyne, from his time as a student under Thomas Chamers, his conversion to Christ while a student, his ministry at St Peter's church in Dundee, his heart and burden for the people's salvation, his mission to the Jews, and finally his death at the relatively young age of 29. What we see, however, is that it is not length of life that is most important, but rather the quality of a life lived for God.
It has been said that following M'Cheyne's death in 1843, Bonar wrote this account of his life. Fifty years later the short biography had achieved far more than M'Cheyne could ever have done, had he lived for that period of time! It's a book that still is making an impact on people today. Any christian reading it should be challenged towards a higher standard of christian life and a closer walk with their Lord. They ought to echo M'Cheyne's prayer to be 'as holy as a saved sinner can be.' I cannot recommend this book highly enough.