Paperback in 3 volumes, 1428 pages, Published by STL, Cookstown, N. Ireland ISBNs: 978-1-909789-25-8; 978-1-909789-26-5; 978-1-909789-27-2.
Mr. J. M. Davies was born in South Wales, UK, in 1895. He attended the Moody Bible Institute and Wheaton College in the USA where he acquired knowledge of Greek which was a great help to him in the understanding of the scriptures which he loved and practised. He and his wife were commended as missionary workers to India in 1920 and became fluent in the Malayalam language; he preached the gospel and taught the scriptures throughout the country. His knowledge was deep, his presentation clear and his application challenging. He was greatly loved throughout India, and in the UK and North America. Affectionally known as ‘JMD’, he was called home in Vancouver, Canada, in 1990, aged 95 years.
As a result of his time in India and his travels abroad, his oral and written ministry were widespread, but not readily available in any one place. As a result, a challenging project was undertaken by brethren in India and the UK to compile his written ministry and make it all available to 21st-century believers worldwide.
The three volumes make over 1400 pages and comprise nearly twenty-five books, booklets and other articles. They are written in the same style as Mr. Davies’ oral ministry which makes for easy reading and clear understanding of Bible doctrine. Each reader will have his own selection of the best of this collection. Mine include the section on Romans, The Christian’s Statue of Liberty, which is masterly; Israel’s Wilderness Journeys considered Prophetically, which is illuminating; and Let us go on to Perfection, a study of the parenthetical or warning passages in the Epistle to the Hebrews, which is so helpful. There are also many devotional truths which warm the heart and support the hopes of Christians as we wait for our Lord’s return.
This is a series of books which will appeal to all and certainly no serious Bible student should be without the value of this ministry. STL are to be thanked for making Mr. Davies’ writings available to a generation of believers who did not have the privilege of hearing our brother in person. As a result, many more will doubtless benefit and grow in their spiritual understanding of the good word of God.
Our thanks to Roy Hill, Pensford, England, for this review.