David P. Beaty
In An All-Surpassing Fellowship, David P. Beaty introduces us to the spiritual life of Robert Murray M'Cheyne. After giving an overview of the life of this remarkable Scottish pastor, Beaty analyzes M'Cheyne's study of the Bible, prayer life, pursuit of holiness, eternal perspective, and dependence on the Holy Spirit to see the rich contribution they made to his communion with God. Yet Beaty conducts these investigations with a view toward application - learning from M'Cheyne that which will help us walk more closely with Christ. See why M'Cheyne's communion with God has encouraged many believers over the years, and be encourage yourself to seek that same sweet fellowship with the Lord. Author David P. Beaty is Pastor of River Oaks Community Church, Clemmons, North Carolina. Endorsement "Rightly was Robert Murray M'Cheyne's life once described by a close friend as one of 'holy solemnity' and his speech and sermons as coming from 'one . . . who was standing in the presence of God.' This new study of M'Cheyne's life by David Beaty takes its start, as it were, from this fact and explores what today's Christians can profitably learn from such a life. In a day when evangelicalism is swamped by pragmatic programs and plagued by the cult of celebrity, this book is a fresh reminder of what has been evangelicalism's strength and glory in the past: holy persons like M'Cheyne. Highly recommended!" Michael A. G. Haykin, professor of church history and biblical spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville.