"Finally, here is a contemporary, definitive biography of
James Boyce, the nineteenth-century, visionary founder of
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where Boyce served
as chairman of the faculty, and as professor of systematic
and practical theology, and church government. Tom Nettles
shows how Boyce gave his life to training Baptist
students in orthodox, Reformed, experiential theology.
Nettles does with Boyce what Iain Murray did with Dr.
Lloyd-Jones. Without resorting to hagiography, Nettles
fascinating details of God’s great work through Boyce’s
intriguing relationships with other notables, such as
Archibald Alexander, Samuel Miller, Charles Hodge, Basil
Manly Jr., Francis Wayland, F. B. Meyer, John A.
William Williams, and C. H. Toy. Ultimately this
biography moves us to worship God. Make it your must-read
biography this year."
--Dr. Joel R. Beeke, President,
Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids