John Knox, the great Reformer of Scotland, is often remembered as something akin to a biblical prophet born out of time strong and brash, thundering in righteous might. In truth, he was low in stature, and of a weakly constitution, a small man who was often sickly and afflicted with doubts and fears. In The Mighty Weakness of John Knox, a new Long Line Profile from Reformation Trust Publishing, author Douglas Bond shows that Knox did indeed accomplish herculean tasks, but not because he was strong and resolute in himself. Rather, he was greatly used because he was submissive to God; therefore, God strengthened him. That strength was displayed as Knox endured persecution and exile, faced down the wrath of mighty monarchs, and prayed, preached, and wrote with no fear of man, but only a desire to manifest the glory of God and to please Him. For those who see themselves as too weak, too small, too timid, or simply too ordinary for service in God s kingdom, Knox s life offers a powerful message of hope the biblical truth that God often delights to work most powerfully through people who are most weak in themselves but most strong in Him.
Interest level: 3. Some good information, and some stories.
Spiritual content: 4. Good content, but not as memorable as I would have liked.
Content: A life seemingly committed to following Jesus. Value to be learned from his life, but I wanted to connect more on a personal level than I was able to.
Narration: 5. Well done.
Doug Bond is an excellent author and Simon Vance does a great job of reading it. I had previously read Bond's bio of Isaac Watts, which was over the top outstanding, so I decided to do this one next. Bond is great in telling the true story with suspense and also with adding a great amount of knowledgeable, thoughtful insight without being cerebral. Suitable for listening while driving except for the appendix.
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