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Book Review: D. Martin Lloyd Jones; The Fight of Faith 1939-1981

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones; The Fight of Faith 1939-1981 by Iain H. Murray Banner of Truth Trust, 1990 831 pp. incl. appendices and index, hb. At one point in this biography the author writes that Lloyd-Jones wanted his biography written only if it "should be for God's glory" (p. 729). I believe Iain Murray has successfully carried out this desire.

This is the second volume of a two volume biography. (The first was published in 1982 and entitled D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, The First Forty Years 1899-1939 published by The Banner of Truth Trust.) The volume covers Lloyd-Jones' ministry at Westminster Chapel in London (from which he retired in 1968) as well as his manifold ministry to multitudes through student work, outside speaking engagements, personal counsel, letters, and books. Throughout his life and broad ministry we see a man, not caught up with how people saw him, but with a desire that those in and outside the church seriously see God in His majesty and glory as revealed in Scripture and that they savingly know Jesus Christ.