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Trade Paperback
256 pages
Jan 2005
Baker Books

J. Sidlow Baxter: A Heart Awake: The Authorized Biography

by Ernest A. Johnston

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To hear Sidlow Baxter expound God's Word was an Emmaus experience. You saw your Lord in glory, and your heart burned within you. The Bible became a new book as he related one Scripture portion to another. He greatly influenced my own ministry, and I gratefully acknowledge it. -- Warren W. Wiersbe

. Sidlow Baxter was a 20th century Christian hero. His ministry of preaching and writing reached literally around the world. This book on his life will challenge and inspire those who read it to follow in the footsteps of this spiritual giant. It is an honor to commend it. -- Daniel L. Akin, president, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

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Explore a heart so fully stirred by the Spirit of God

The author of such well-known books as Awake My Heart, Growing Deeper, and Explore the Book, J. Sidlow Baxter lived life on the doorstep of heaven.

Born in Australia and raised in England, Baxter was dramatically impacted by his mother's faithful witness and Charles Spurgeon's printed sermons. After being converted at an evangelistic meeting conducted by the founders of the National Young Life Campaign in Britain, Baxter soon realized he was being called into the ministry. Sixty years later, his preaching and teaching had brought him to pastorates in Northampton, Sutherland, Edinburgh, and to America and around the world. Even today, the life and works of this great theologian, preacher, and musician touch the lives of millions across the globe.