In the Bitesize Biographies Series
The name of Matthew Henry will always be associated with his famous commentary. All over the world there are Christians who still appreciate the value of his work. For three hundred years his exposition of the biblical text, devotional comments, practical wisdom, warm theology and helpful insights have been of immense value to Christians both in their private devotions and family worship. Preachers and teachers of God’s Word have also found his work a useful tool in the preparation of their sermons and Scripture lessons.
Matthew Henry died at the age of 51, greatly respected during his life for his preaching, wise counsel and published works. Since then his catechism and advice on prayer, as well as his popular commentary, have been a source of spiritual nourishment to many.
I am delighted that Philip Eveson has written this brief biography of Henry. interesting and inspiring, it reminds us that a faithful servant of God is like a stone dropped into a still pond, sending out ripples that continue long after the stone disappears. — Joel R. Beeke, President of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and author of numerous books including A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life and Taking Hold of God: Puritans Perspectives on Prayer
Introduction and Timeline
- Early Life
- Gray’s Inn
- Preparing for ministry
- Joys and sorrows
- Changing times
- Wider ministry
- In demand
- Last journey
About the Author
Philip Eveson served churches in South Wales and London, as well as lecturing at London Theological Seminary, being its principal between 1997 and 2008. He is the author of a number of books, including commentaries on Genesis and Leviticus in the Welwyn Commentary Series.