“J. C. Ryle”
His Life and Work

Lecture by Dr. Nick Needham

Most Christians in the English-speaking world know J. C. Ryle's writings yet few know much about his life. Canon Richard Hobson said the following at J. C. Ryle's funeral:

“A great man has just now fallen in Israel in the decease of the dear bishop, yes he was great through the great abounding grace of God. He was great in stature, great in metal power, great in spirituality. Great as a preacher and expositor of God's most holy word, great in hospitality, Great in winning souls to God, great as a writer of gospel tracts, great as an author of works which will live long, great as a Bishop of the reformed evangelical protestant evangelical church of England of which he was a noble defender and great as the first bishop of Liverpool.”