Aspects of the Religious History of Lewis Up to the Disruption of 1843

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C. Matthew McMahon

Christian Preacher
Every Christian ought to consider the manner in which Christ’s Spirit engages men in spiritual revival and renewal throughout the history of the church.


Aspects of the Religious History of Lewis Up to the Disruption of 1843
– Rev. Murdo Macaulay.

Rev. Murdo Macaulay was born in Upper Carloway, Lewis, the eldest child of a family of four boys and two girls. On the day of his birth the famous and saintly Mrs. MacIver of Carloway predicted that he was to be a minister of the Gospel. This prediction, of which he had been informed, appeared to have no particular bearing upon his early career. It was not until the great spiritual revival, which began in the district of Carloway a few years before the outbreak of the Second World War, that Mr. Macaulay came to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Whatever thoughts he may have entertained previously, it was in a prisoner of war camp in Germany that he made known his decision to respond to his call to the ministry of the Free Church.

The historical account of the Lord’s sovereignty in preparing him for the ministry makes for interesting reading. It includes a full secondary education, a number of years in military training, some years in business where he came to understand the foibles of the public whom he had to serve, a graduation course at Edinburgh University and a divinity Course in the Free Church College.

Mr. Macaulay had a studious mind, a retentive memory, and scholastic ability for research. He had a good working knowledge of six languages, yet he was more concerned about stating facts than about clothing them in attractive language.

Every Christian ought to consider the manner in which Christ’s Spirit engages men in spiritual revival and renewal throughout the history of the church.

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scottmaciver

Puritan Board Sophomore
Well worth a read! I got my hands on a second hand copy a few years ago & I couldn't put it down.

I may be biased, coming from Lewis, but I'm delighted to see it back in print. It was published over 30 years ago, so many people will be reading this book for the first time.

Rev Macaulay published 4 books, so it would be great so see further republished works coming our way.
 

Cymro

Puritan Board Junior
I read it over 20 years ago and met the Author about 39yrs since. If I remember correctly, he did an hour Hebrew reading, followed by an hour Greek and devotions every morning, then had breakfast at 9am. Being an army officer he was discplined in his studying. He was a presence that commanded respect and a certain awe, but very genial when one got to know him. The Lord used him to bring many souls to faith in Christ.
 

C. Matthew McMahon

Christian Preacher
I read it over 20 years ago and met the Author about 39yrs since. If I remember correctly, he did an hour Hebrew reading, followed by an hour Greek and devotions every morning, then had breakfast at 9am. Being an army officer he was discplined in his studying. He was a presence that commanded respect and a certain awe, but very genial when one got to know him. The Lord used him to bring many souls to faith in Christ.

We need more men like him today!
 
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