The Fiery Edge of Love A Collection of Quotes from Samuel Rutherford
CFP. hb. 80pp.
Samuel Rutherford was a 17th Century Scottish Presbyterian preacher whose writings have had a profound impact on Christians throughout the generations. He was one of the Scottish Commissioners to the Westminster Assembly, and his best–known work, Lex, Rex, had far reaching influence.
This collection of quotes, collated by editor Malcolm MacLean, give an idea of the power his words had. Although no more than a sentence or two, each of these quotes has a profundity which leaves the reader thinking long after they have closed the book.
The quotations are split into topics:
- Jesus and the Gospel
- Jesus – His Person and Work
- Communion with Jesus
- Christian Living
- Christian Service
- Thinking of Heaven
- Eternity and Time
For those who have never read Samuel Rutherford’s works before, this is a delectable introduction, encouraging you to seek out his full works. For those who need no introduction to his writings, these quotes are a quick reminder of the great truths he strived to preach and the great God he strived to proclaim.
Small diamonds may sparkle brightly, and these short quotes from Samuel Rutherford shine with the beauty of Christ. We appreciate the sweet light of such gems all the more when we understand that Rutherford found them in the dark mines of sorrow.
Joel R. Beeke
President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan
This is a delightfully enjoyable introduction to one of the greatest of all Scotsmen, Samuel Rutherford. … consider slowly this magnificent selection of the most vivid and memorable quotations of Rutherford which make up the bulk of the book. He makes God lovingly real and near and beautiful.
Conference Speaker and author, Aberystwyth, Wales