John Knox, the great Reformer of Scotland, is often remembered as something akin to a biblical prophet born out of timestrong 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 hopethe biblical truth that God often delights to work most powerfully through people who are most weak in themselves but most strong in Him.
About the Author
Douglas Bond is the head of the English Department and a longtime teacher at Covenant High School, a classical Christian school in Tacoma, Wash. He has written numerous works of fiction, many of them for young people, including the Crown & Covenanttrilogy (focusing on a Covenanter family in Scotland) and the Faith and Freedom trilogy (following the same family to Revolutionary America). Among his nonfiction titles are Stand Fast in the Way of Truth and Hold Fast in a Broken World.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is an excellent little book and provides a great overview of the Reformist's life. Great for student research projects as it provides not only a high level view of Knox's life but also his theology.