An informal account of S. M. Houghton's life and times. It also unselfconsciously demonstrates what it means to allow God's Word to illuminate every circumstance in life....
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My Life and Books Reviews
S.M. Houghton was a History master in Wales, but also a pastor, a librarian for his school, a booklover extraordinaire with a personal library of some 30,000 volumes, a lover of Spurgeon's sermons, and an editor for Banner of Truth Trust. He was born into a home steeped in Methodism, but as a young adult was saved and started learning the doctrines of grace. The book is subtitled "Reminiscences of S.M. Houghton," and it's not a real autobiography, as it really is reminiscences of important points in his life. Perhaps the most interesting chapters were chapter 8, "Treasure Hunts around Wales and Beyond," where he described his book hunting excursions, and then chapter 10, "The Work of an Editor," where he described his work as an editor for Banner of Truth Trust, editing such classics as Lloyd-Jones series on Romans and on Ephesians.The book closes with a chapter by Iain Murray, "The Memories of a Friend," and a chapter by his last pastor, Richard Chester, "The last days of S. M. Houghton," where Houghton, as he lay dying from cancer, on his death bed asked specifically for certain of Spurgeon's sermons to be read to him.