Friday, November 24, 2006

John Piper on Alexander Cruden

One of the best books I have read for a while is Julia Keay's 'Alexander the Corrector', a biography of Alexander Cruden. We all know the name, but few of us know much about the man who compiled our concordances. I was going to write on the subject, but John Piper has said what ought to be said about it better than I can.

Cruden had intended to become a minister of the Church of Scotland, but while in university he was incarcerated for insanity. Yet Cruden the minister would never have made the same impact on the Christian world as Cruden the failed 'madman' had been.
Keay's book is pure gold. Every Christian ought to read it.



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