D.A. Carson’s father was a pioneering church-planter and pastor in Quebec. But still, an ordinary pastor-except that he ministered during the decades that brought French Canada from the brutal challenges of persecution and imprisonment for Baptist ministers to spectacular growth and revival in the 1970s.
It is a story, and an era, that few in the English-speaking world know anything about. But through Tom Carson’s journals and written prayers, and the narrative and historical background supplied by his son, readers will be given a first-hand account of not only this trying time in North American church history, but of one pastor’s life and times, dreams and disappointments. With words that will ring true for every person who has devoted themselves to the Lord’s work, this unique book serves to remind readers that though the sacrifices of serving God are great, the sweetness of living a faithful, obedient life is greater still.
This account gives us valuable insight into the life of a man who accepted the challenges of ministry with both integrity and grace, and into the life of a Protestant pastor in French Quebec. A powerful reminder that there are no little places if we are faithful to the God who called us.
—Erwin W. Lutzer, senior pastor, The Moody Church, Chicago, Illinois
How can the application of a Bible-saturated mind (Don’s) to a Bible-saturated life (Tom’s) produce an even more helpful story to encourage pastors? Let the ’mind’ be carried on a river of love because the ’life’ is his father’s. Then add a kind of narrative creativity. That’s how
—John Piper, chancellor, Bethlehem College and Seminary
A rare and precious gift from one of evangelicalism’s greatest scholars. How generous of Dr. Carson to bequeath his father’s quiet legacy to us all.
—C.J. Mahaney, senior pastor, Sovereign Grace Church of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
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D.A. Carson is a premier New Testament scholar and research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he has taught since 1978. He is president of the Gospel Coalition, and has written or edited nearly 60 books including Exegetical Fallacies, Second Edition, Showing the Spirit: A Theological Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12–14, and How Long, O Lord? Reflections on Suffering and Evil, and The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism.