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Book Reviews

William Grimshaw of Haworth

Having recently read, and greatly enjoyed, Faith Cook’s excellent biography of Selina, Countess of Huntingdon, I was inspired to read her account of the life of one of the great lady’s contemporaries, William Grimshaw; but reading this biography elicited from me a shameful confession! Despite having lived and done my secondary schooling just 15 miles…

More from Selina, Countess of Huntingdon

I can’t tell you how much I continue to enjoy reading Faith Cook’s account of Selina, Countess of Huntingdon who was so greatly used of God during the 18th century revival. I’ll write a full review of this excellent book soon but here’s another excerpt. It’s from a letter the Countess wrote to Henry Venn,…

More from the Countess of Huntingdon

Here are two more short excerpts from my current reading – Selina. Countess of Huntingdon by Faith Cook. (See this post). These two are, interestingly, on a related topic. “An anecdote is told of the Countess’s attempts to influence those who worked for her. On one occasion, she spoke with a man repairing a wall.…

Selina – Countess of Huntingdon

I have long maintained that, next to the Scriptures, there are few books that encourage and inspire more than the biographies of believers. I haven’t had much chance to read biographies for a while but am currently delighting in Faith Cook’s superb account of the life of Selina, Countess of Huntingdon (1707-1791). I will, in…

Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue and Unthinkable Choices

I am nervous about dramatic autobiographical accounts of recently converted people. I am somewhat suspicious about their motivation and concerned about their spiritual vulnerability in becoming so prominent and high-profile at such an early stage in the spiritual journey. Of course, time will tell as far as Son of Hamas is concerned, but I put…