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The Mighty Weakness of John Knox

Douglas Bond
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  • 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.

     

  • Author: Douglas Bond
    Hardcover: 138 pages

    Publisher: Reformation Trust Publishing (June 22, 2011)

    Language: English

    ISBN-10: 1567692559

    ISBN-13: 978-1567692556

    Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches

    Shipping Weight: 8 ounces


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  • Foreward - Followers Worthy to Be Followed
    Preface - John Knox: A Weak Man Made Mighty

     

     

    Chapter 1 - Knox's Life and Legacy
    Chapter 2 - The Power of a Christ-Subdued Life
    Chapter 3 - Power of Prayer
    Chapter 4 - Power in the Pulpit
    Chapter 5 - Power of the Pen
    Chapter 6 - Power of Predestination
    Chapter 7 - Empowering the Weak
    Chapter 8 - A Legacy of Strength

     

    Appendix A
    Appendix B
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Index

About the Author

Douglas Bond Douglas Bond, author of nearly twenty books for young people and adults, lives with his wife and six children in Washington State. 
He is a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), teaches English and history at Covenant High School, and was awarded the regional Teacher Award for teaching young people how to write.
He lectures on literature and church history and leads study tours in Europe.