Ernest C. ReisingerISBN: 9780851518251
Ernest C. Reisinger, builder, pastor and author, has been described as an 'unsung hero of the twentieth century renaissance in Reformed theology'.
This new biography will open a window into the life and character of a remarkable man. Readers with an interest in the development of American evangelical Christianity in the twentieth century will find this work a valuable source. A thrilling note pervading the entire narrative is that God alone is glorified in salvation.
Reisinger's early life, his conversion, war service in the U.S. Navy, business success and call to the pastoral ministry are all described. But here too is the more intimate story of his family life, with its joys and sorrows, and the astonishing influence of his book distribution efforts.
The climax of the story is the role Reisinger has played in helping to call the Southern Baptist Convention, America's largest Protestant denomination, back to its historical roots. This book is the record of the outworking of the grace of God in one whose self-description has long been, 'Not a profitable servant, but a pardoned sinner.'
Rev. Geoffrey Thomas has been the minister of Alfred Place Baptist Church in Aberystwyth, Wales, since 1965. Born in 1938 in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, he became a Christian as a teenager in his home church, the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Hengoed, in 1954. After grammar school, he read Biblical Studies, Greek and Philosophy at Cardiff University (BA, 1959). He has served as the chairman of the Grace Churches of England and Wales, and of the Association of Evangelical Churches of Wales, and is currently Editor of the Trust's website articles.
He is the author of scores of articles and several books, including The Holy Spirit, Daniel: Servant of God Under Four Kings, Philip and the Revival in Samaria and Ernest Reisinger: A Biography, as well as the booklet Reading the Bible, some of which have been published by the Trust. He is a frequent speaker at conferences throughout the world, and is a Visiting Professor of Historical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan. In 2011 Westminster Seminary awarded him a Doctor of Divinity degree.
'One looks back in awe at his remarkable activity. From it have come missionaries, gospel ministers and strong pillars in numerous churches - all of whom have had in their hearts a fire of zeal for Christ ignited by his personal attention and ministry.' - WALTER J. CHANTRY
'Ernie Reisinger has been a mentor, friend and great encourager to me in the ministry. I thank the Lord for his influence in my life.' - TOM ASCOL
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