Book 35: The Mighty Weakness of John Knox

The Mighty Weakness of John Knox – Douglas Bond

Reformation Trust – 2011 – ISBN: 978-1-56769-255-6

 John Knox demonstrated by the way he lived his courage and commitment to Christ.  He challenged kings and queens.  He loved his family (he was a widower who remarried).  He was an amazing student and he spoke with authority the doctrines of Grace.

Douglas Bond does an amazing job of laying out Knox’s impact on the kirk (Scottish for church) during his days.  This book is structured in such a way that you gain a good working knowledge of Knox’s life so that an adequate exploration of his theology and work can be made.  Bond takes the reader on a journey through Knox’s time learning from John Calvin, his philosophy about preaching, and his writings on predestination.  However, Bond’s greatest contribution to understanding Knox comes when he demonstrates Knox’s pastoral care for those are just as weak as Knox believed himself to be.

This book brings the reader a deeper understanding of John Knox while allowing everyone to have a person that they can emulate as they try to follow Christ better.


Knox is a model for the ordinary Christian,especially the one who feels his own weakness but who nevertheless wants to serve Christ in a troubled world. Knox is eminently relevant to all Christians who have ever been forced to come face to face with their own littleness. – Douglas Bond


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