“These blessed servants of God” by J.C. Ryle

“Some believers are rivers of living water long after they die. They do good by their books and writings in every part of the world, long after the hands which held the pen are mouldering in the dust.

Such men were Bunyan, and Baxter, and Owen, and George Herbert, and Robert M’Cheyne. These blessed servants of God do more good probably by their books at this moment, than they did by their tongues when they were alive. ‘Being dead they yet speak.’ (Heb. 11:4.)”

–J.C. Ryle, Holiness: Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties and Roots (London: William Hunt and Company, 1889), 387.

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Filed under Books, Christian Theology, George Herbert, J.C. Ryle, John Bunyan, John Owen, Puritanical, Quotable Quotes, Reading, The Church, Writing

One response to ““These blessed servants of God” by J.C. Ryle

  1. Reblogged this on The Three R's Blog and commented:
    Nick Roark at “Tolle Lege” had this brief quote in a post yesterday about the lasting value of a believer’s words after they have died. It also seemed fitting for today when we think about the power of words and their influence in our lives. Remember that in all you read – an din all you write!

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