machen-stonehouse-2TNed Stonehouse’s biographical memoir of J Gresham Machen is an encouraging read.
It provides insight into the challenges faithful people face as a denomination slides into liberalism, and there are some nice character touches.
I first read it in the 80’s and it provided some helpful insight into understanding figures who had gone through the polarising experiences that confronted the Australian Presbyterian church before and after 1977.
You only hear these sorts of stories in Australia if you sit down and listen to folk who were around (a diminishing number). I’m not really aware of anything in print like this.
Thanks to Carl Trueman for pointing out the ebook edition (a fiftieth anniversary republication, no less) is available free in both ePub and mobi formats at the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (USA) website.

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