BRIAN H EDWARDS
For every person whose name blazes across the pages of our heritage of history in the large letters of a Tyndale, Bunyan, Wesley, Spurgeon or Lloyd-Jones, there are tens of thousands of ‘little people’ who have courageously and faithfully maintained a stand for the truth and have extended the borders of the Kingdom of God. It is upon these that the Lord builds his church. Fascinating insights from Brian H Edwards in these volumes. Scripture index included in each.
Brian Edwards was the minister of an evangelical church in south west London for almost thirty years. He now has a ministry of writing, lecturing and preaching and is the author of numerous books. He is also the editor of the popular Day One Travel Guide series.
Although only getting brief mention the ‘little people’ named by Paul are important to God, so Edwards takes a longer look and investigates why. We get an interesting view of the First Century church as he builds characters on small evidence and reasonable surmise from contemporary culture and context. Thus there is good background information, but one looks in vain amongst the conjectures for ‘perhaps’ or ‘I suggest’, instead of ‘doubtless’. This is easy and entertaining reading, but nevertheless should make our Bible reading more informed and thoughtful. There is virtue to emulate in these early rank and file Christians. GoodBookStall Review – 07/06/2005 – Bryan Nicholls