Book Review: “Sovereign Grace – Past and Present”

Sovereign Grace: Past and Present (Edited by Ian Potts)

Large Paperback – 384 pages.


This is a most interesting collection of sermons and writings, and, as the title indicates, “from past and present.”

We do not know of any similar publication that consists of sermons preached by so many different eminent, godly preachers from a former generation.

These are Tiptaft, Crisp, Huntington, Gadsby, Philpot, Kershaw, M’Cheyne, Bourne, Ashdown, Covell, Vinall and Warburton (in that order).

What a collection of burning and shining lights!

Surely “a feast of fat things”!

The second half of the book consists of present day free grace preachers.

Not all the chapters are sermons; some are shorter articles. Most of the preachers are from the U.S.A. and unknown to us. They appear to be very strong and sound on the glorious doctrines of the gospel, but with not the same emphasis on gracious experience as the ministers from the past.

The book is beautifully produced and sold at a most reasonable price.


B.A. Ramsbottom

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