Eighteenth Century Christian Leaders

by J.C. Ryle     |     Book Summary


Author: J.C. Ryle
Publisher: EP Books
Date: October 1, 2018 (1869 Original)
Pages: 384

Book Summary of Eighteenth Century Christian Leaders by J.C. Ryle


The study of history has fallen on hard times in this day and age. Sadly, this is true even in the church, as many do not know the stories of those who have gone before them. 

J.C. Ryle understood this reality over 150 years ago in England and took it upon himself to give brief biological sketches of 11 men whom God used to bring about an evangelical revival that perhaps has never happened again on such an impressive scale since the 1700s. 

“This volume contains a mass of facts which have never been brought together before, and throws light on some points in English Church history which have never yet been rightly understood.” (p. 379)

This book, then, is a popular level introduction to the great work of God in the 18th century. The men listed, though differing at times on points of doctrine, were united in the hope of the gospel and seeing true change in the lives of those they ministered to.  

Ryle’s purpose in this book is not merely to cite interesting facts. Rather, it is to rouse the people of his day toward a return to sound doctrine, holy lives, gospel preaching, and exalting Christ.





Eighteenth Century Christian Leaders

by J.C. Ryle

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Eighteenth Century Christian Leaders by J.C. Ryle

AuthorJ.C. Ryle
PublisherEP Books
DateOctober 1, 2018 (1869 Original)
Pages384


Overview:

The study of history has fallen on hard times in this day and age. Sadly, this is true even in the church, as many do not know the stories of those who have gone before them. 

J.C. Ryle understood this reality over 150 years ago in England and took it upon himself to give brief biological sketches of 11 men whom God used to bring about an evangelical revival that perhaps has never happened again on such an impressive scale since the 1700s. 

“This volume contains a mass of facts which have never been brought together before, and throws light on some points in English Church history which have never yet been rightly understood.” (p. 379)

This book, then, is a popular level introduction to the great work of God in the 18th century. The men listed, though differing at times on points of doctrine, were united in the hope of the gospel and seeing true change in the lives of those they ministered to.  

Ryle’s purpose in this book is not merely to cite interesting facts. Rather, it is to rouse the people of his day toward a return to sound doctrine, holy lives, gospel preaching, and exalting Christ.




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