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Theodore Austin-Sparks (1889-1971) book.

Theodore Austin-Sparks (1889-1971) book.

Austin-Sparks was one of the greatest spiritual figures of the twentieth century. Sparks wrote over one hundred books

Austin-Sparks was one of the greatest spiritual figures of the twentieth century. Perhaps no one in the last one hundred years gave us ministry that is so Christ-centered. When the measure of a man's ministry is taken as to how much he exalted Christ, then T. Austin-Sparks is without peer. Sparks wrote over one hundred books. The golden chord, which ran through all these works, was the exaltation of his Lord. He has given us more spiritual insight into Christ then perhaps any other man of the last 1700 years.

Theodore Austin-Sparks (1888–1971), often known as "Mr. Sparks" or "TAS", was a British Christian evangelist and author. After his birth in London in 1888, Austin-Sparks was sent at a young age to live in Scotland with his father's relatives. There, at the age of 17, he determined to become a Christian as he listened to a group of young street-preachers in Glasgow. Within a short time, he was also giving his public testimony alongside this group.

Theodore Austin-Sparks (1889-1971) : Reflections on His Life and Work He previously authored "The Kinsman Redeemer in the Book of Ruth, " and "Loving God and Disturbing Me. He is married to Linda.

Theodore Austin-Sparks (1889-1971) : Reflections on His Life and Work. By (author) Angus M. Gunn. It argues that God has already made provision for his children to be wealthy here on earth, and that believers wealth is determined by their faith. He previously authored "The Kinsman Redeemer in the Book of Ruth, " and "Loving God and Disturbing Me. He is married to Linda and they have five grown children now living in various parts of the world.

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Gunn, Angus M. (2001). Theodore Austin-Sparks: Reflections on his Life and Work. Theodore Austin-Sparks died April 13, 1971. He and his wife Florence, had 4 daughters and 1 son. Vancouver: Clements Publishing. Reetzke, James (2001). T. Austin-Sparks: A Brief History of the Lord's Recovery. Chicago: Chicago Bibles & Books. Florence Austin-Sparks died in 1986. His son Graham Austin-Sparks died in 1964. His grandson, Steve Austin-Sparks (Graham's son), is the minister of Walton Baptist Church, Walton on Thames, Surrey.

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Theodore Austin Sparks (1899-1971) was an influencial evangelical preacher and teacher who ministered most of his life in the Forest Hill district of southeast London. This biography traces out his Sparks' life and theology, as well his place in the history of modern evangelicalism in Britain.

In recent years a movement known as "the prosperity gospel" has gained a sizeable following in the evangelical world. It argues that God has already made provision for his children to be wealthy here on earth, and that believers¿ wealth is determined by their faith. Does the comprehensive message of Scripture concerning wealth support this movement, which is growing rapidly in Africa? This work looks at this important theme in both Old and New Testaments to determine their basic unity of thought. Both agree that there is a dark and a bright side to riches. There are dangers and serious temptations to wealth, but wealth can be a primary means to honor God as well. In this concise booklet Professor Donald Leggett examines this tension and concludes that the prosperity gospel fails to maintain the full biblical witness by ignoring the dangers of being wealthy. Donald Leggett is professor emeritus of Old Testament studies at Tyndale Theological Seminary in Toronto, where he has taught for more than 40 years. He holds a ThM from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and a doctorate from the Free University of Amsterdam. He has also taught at the Irish Baptist College, Belfast, at Scott Theological College in Kenya and in India, at the South Asia Institute for Advanced Christian Studies. From 1978 to 2003 he co-pastored Village Green Baptist Church in London, Ontario. He previously authored The Kinsman Redeemer in the Book of Ruth, and Loving God and Disturbing Men. He is married to Linda and they have five grown children now living in various parts of the world.

Theodore Austin-Sparks (1889-1971): Reflections on His Life and Work epub download

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Author: Angus M. Gunn

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Jugami
This book is useful inasmuch as it fills an important gap in Christian literature. There is very little background information available on Theodore Austin-Sparks for the younger generation - and TAS would have wanted things that way.

Unfortunately, there are a number of factual inaccuracies in this book. Bizarrely the author was perfectly happy for these to remain uncorrected because he considered them of no significance, it being undesirable for readers to give attention to the human aspects of a man of God!

One of the most important insights for me which came thru TAS' ministry was the corporate dimension of the Christian life. In this respect, his writings are an important antidote for the individualism so rife in the USA and UK. And there is no question in my mind that TAS sought to follow the leading of the Spirit closely and that some of his writings have a remarkably prophetic quality.

At the same time, I do not believe TAS was right on everything. For example, in later life he taught a doctrine of progressive sonship, whereas the New Testament makes it clear that the people of God become sons of God by adoption. Therefore, God's people are sons from the moment of adoption and do not have to earn sonship over a period of time. You are either a son of God or you are not. This is just one example. However, this author makes no attempt to discuss TAS' teaching from a Biblical standpoint or to view any of the problematic elements of this ministry.

TAS was not infallible. And if a hearer is aware of defects in a minister, the insights which are granted to that person from the Lord to pass on to His people are all the more remarkable and shine out all the brighter for it. So there is no need to be shy of reality: God's treasure is found in earthen vessels.

It is strange that TAS' ministry is much more appreciated in the USA than in the UK where he was based for so long. My hope is that future generations will be greatly blessed thru his output, but also not blind to the inherent flaws.

[Just a comment about another review: it is not correct to describe TAS as Nee's 'spiritual father'. And neither TAS nor Nee would have been happy with such a concept. It is true that TAS took Nee under his wing after Nee had been rejected by the Exclusive Brethren with whom he had been associated before that time. But the influence of TAS upon Nee and Nee upon TAS was mutual and I am so glad that they kept in touch as much as possible for the remainder of Nee's life.]

More recently I have discovered another, much better book about TAS and his ministry by Rex G. Beck called 'Shaped by Vision: A biography of Theodore Austin-Sparks 1888-1971' (Cleveland Heights, OH: Greater Purpose Publishers, 2005). It is a much fuller and more accurate work of 373 pages. It is also much more than a biography, giving a helpful overview of TAS' emphases and also reviewing some of his key works. Naturally it is more expensive, but if you want to buy just one book on TAS outside of TAS' own writings, I would recommend Beck's rather than Gunn's work.
Jugami
This book is useful inasmuch as it fills an important gap in Christian literature. There is very little background information available on Theodore Austin-Sparks for the younger generation - and TAS would have wanted things that way.

Unfortunately, there are a number of factual inaccuracies in this book. Bizarrely the author was perfectly happy for these to remain uncorrected because he considered them of no significance, it being undesirable for readers to give attention to the human aspects of a man of God!

One of the most important insights for me which came thru TAS' ministry was the corporate dimension of the Christian life. In this respect, his writings are an important antidote for the individualism so rife in the USA and UK. And there is no question in my mind that TAS sought to follow the leading of the Spirit closely and that some of his writings have a remarkably prophetic quality.

At the same time, I do not believe TAS was right on everything. For example, in later life he taught a doctrine of progressive sonship, whereas the New Testament makes it clear that the people of God become sons of God by adoption. Therefore, God's people are sons from the moment of adoption and do not have to earn sonship over a period of time. You are either a son of God or you are not. This is just one example. However, this author makes no attempt to discuss TAS' teaching from a Biblical standpoint or to view any of the problematic elements of this ministry.

TAS was not infallible. And if a hearer is aware of defects in a minister, the insights which are granted to that person from the Lord to pass on to His people are all the more remarkable and shine out all the brighter for it. So there is no need to be shy of reality: God's treasure is found in earthen vessels.

It is strange that TAS' ministry is much more appreciated in the USA than in the UK where he was based for so long. My hope is that future generations will be greatly blessed thru his output, but also not blind to the inherent flaws.

[Just a comment about another review: it is not correct to describe TAS as Nee's 'spiritual father'. And neither TAS nor Nee would have been happy with such a concept. It is true that TAS took Nee under his wing after Nee had been rejected by the Exclusive Brethren with whom he had been associated before that time. But the influence of TAS upon Nee and Nee upon TAS was mutual and I am so glad that they kept in touch as much as possible for the remainder of Nee's life.]

More recently I have discovered another, much better book about TAS and his ministry by Rex G. Beck called 'Shaped by Vision: A biography of Theodore Austin-Sparks 1888-1971' (Cleveland Heights, OH: Greater Purpose Publishers, 2005). It is a much fuller and more accurate work of 373 pages. It is also much more than a biography, giving a helpful overview of TAS' emphases and also reviewing some of his key works. Naturally it is more expensive, but if you want to buy just one book on TAS outside of TAS' own writings, I would recommend Beck's rather than Gunn's work.
Faebei
"T. Austin-Sparks was one of the greatest spiritual figures of the twentieth century. Perhaps no one in the last one hundred years gave us ministry that is so Christ-centered. When the measure of a man's ministry is taken as to how much he exalted Christ, then T. Austin-Sparks is without peer.
Sparks wrote over one hundred books. The golden chord, which ran through all these works, was the exaltation of his Lord. He has given us more spiritual insight into Christ then perhaps any other man of the last 1700 years . . ..
Sparks' writing speak little of the Christ of Galilee-rather he has given us the resurrected and enthroned Lord. He has gone even farther than this, to show us the insuperable Christ who dwells within us. This presentation of his Lord would be enough to make Sparks' ministry unique, but Sparks went on to join head to body (Christ and the church). As surely as his spoken and written ministry exalted the Lord, so also Sparks called forth the almost forgotten centrality of the church. For T. Austin-Sparks, the two were inseparable. Nor did he speak of the church that most men have known and experienced."
Gene Edwards (Author)
T. Austin-Sparks was also the spiritual father and long time respected mentor of Watchman Nee of China.
Doug Riggs
Faebei
"T. Austin-Sparks was one of the greatest spiritual figures of the twentieth century. Perhaps no one in the last one hundred years gave us ministry that is so Christ-centered. When the measure of a man's ministry is taken as to how much he exalted Christ, then T. Austin-Sparks is without peer.
Sparks wrote over one hundred books. The golden chord, which ran through all these works, was the exaltation of his Lord. He has given us more spiritual insight into Christ then perhaps any other man of the last 1700 years . . ..
Sparks' writing speak little of the Christ of Galilee-rather he has given us the resurrected and enthroned Lord. He has gone even farther than this, to show us the insuperable Christ who dwells within us. This presentation of his Lord would be enough to make Sparks' ministry unique, but Sparks went on to join head to body (Christ and the church). As surely as his spoken and written ministry exalted the Lord, so also Sparks called forth the almost forgotten centrality of the church. For T. Austin-Sparks, the two were inseparable. Nor did he speak of the church that most men have known and experienced."
Gene Edwards (Author)
T. Austin-Sparks was also the spiritual father and long time respected mentor of Watchman Nee of China.
Doug Riggs