The diary and life of Andrew Bonar (1810-1892), gives a panoramic view of one of the most fascinating periods of Scotland's Church history. But it is first and foremost the record of God's work in the life of one who represented all that was finest in her evangelical life.
About the Author
<strongAndrew Alexander Bonar (1810-92), the youngest brother of Horatius, was born in Edinburgh and educated at Edinburgh University. He was ordained at Collace, Perthshire in 1838, where he was minister in the Church of Scotland to the Disruption (1843) and in the Free Church until moving to Finnieston Free Church, Glasgow in 1856. He was Moderator of the Free Church Assembly in 1878. He visited Palestine with Robert Murray M'Cheyne in 1839, and was his friend's biographer after his early death.
Several of Bonar's books are published by the Trust, including his Commentary on Leviticus in the Geneva series, but he is perhaps best-known for the forementioned Memoir and Remains of R. M. M'Cheyne. Bonar was tireless in his evangelistic endeavours, and he epitomised the text in Hebrew above the entrance to his church in Glasgow: 'He that winneth souls is wise'.
Finally this book has reappeared in the U.S. after many years out of print. This spiritual diary of Andrew Bonar, a 19th-century Scottish preacher, is an inspiring, and encouraging record of a man of high godly ambitions who sometimes triumphs and often struggles with his own failures, yet keeps renewing his resolve and finding his consolation not in his performance before God but in God's unchanging posture toward him through Christ. It is a lifelong diary, so one can trace his growth and maturity in many areas of ministry, theology, and personal sanctification. Very human, down to earth, warm-hearted, and relatable, it is a great read for every minister and layman alike.