Born to Write
A Life of Arthur W. Pink
The first biography of A.W. Pink ever written. A peculiar man, but a faithful preacher, this biography, while showing that Pink had an eccentric and often hard personality, the author tries to understand his actions and reactions in the theologically desperate and dark times in which he lived, and how Pink sought earnestly to awaken the church to neglected truths.
The result is not only a presentation of facts and events but an interpretive biography that reveals the man and his heart-beat for the eternal God and His glory.
About the Author
Dr. Richard Belcher is the author of numerous books in the field of Bible study, theology, language and biography, including 29 theological novels, beginning with A Journey in Grace. Dr. Belcher has been active in ministry for over 50 years and taught for 26 years at Columbia International University. He has trained thousands of students in Systematic Theology, preaching, and hermeneutics, and not merely from the podium but with a mentoring heart that has come alongside many young men during difficult times in their ministries.
About Arthur W. Pink:
Arthur W. Pink (1886-1952) was born in Great Britain and immigrated to the U.S. to study at Moody Bible Institute. He pastored churches in Colorado, California, Kentucky, and South Carolina before becoming an itinerant Bible teacher in 1919. From 1925-1927 he pastored in Sydney, Australia then went to visit his hometown of Nottingham, England before returning to the U.S. He returned to his native land in 1934, taking up residence on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, in 1940, and remained there until his death. Most of his works first appeared as articles in Studies in Scriptures, a monthly magazine concerned solely with the exposition of Scripture.
Pink was virtually unknown and certainly unappreciated in his day. Independent Bible study convinced him that much of modern evangelism was defective. When Puritan and reformed books were generally disregarded by the Church as a whole, he advanced the majority of their principles with untiring zeal. The progressive spiritual decline of his own nation (Britain) was to him the inevitable consequence of the prevalence of a “gospel” that could neither wound (with conviction of sin) nor heal (via regeneration). After his death, beginning in the 1960s and through the efforts of the Banner of Truth, his writings began to be rediscovered and Pink has now become one of the most influential Reformed and Baptist authors of the 20th and 21st centuries.
- Introducing Arthur W. Pink
- Early Life
- Conversion to Christ
- Early Ministry and Study
- First Trip to the United States
- Ministry in South Carolina
- Itinerant Ministry in the United States
- The Periodical
- Ministry in Australia
- Return to England
- Second Trip to the United States
- Second Return to England
- Final Years in Scotland
- Final Days and Death
Born to Write