Augustus Toplady (Bitesize Biographies Series)
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About "Augustus Toplady (Bitesize Biographies Series)"
What is one to make of a man described as strangely compounded, peculiarly constituted, and oddly framed? It conjures up in the mind an image of Stevensons Mr. Hyde, or Shelleys Frankenstein, or Hugos Quasimodo. But such is J. C. Ryles (1816-1900) description of Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-1778), author of what has been called the best-loved English hymn. One wonders why someone would bother writing a biographyor reading oneabout a strange, peculiar, odd person. Nevertheless, Ryle declared that no account of Christianity in England in the 18th century would be complete without featuring remarkable Toplady.
Meet the Author
Douglas Bond is the head of the English Department and a longtime teacher at Covenant High School, a classical Christian school in Tacoma, Wash. He holds degrees from St. Martin's University, (M.I.T. in education; B.A. in history) and a preliminary certificate in theology from Moore Theological College in Australia. fd He has written numerous works of fiction, many of them for young people, including the Crown and Covenant trilogy (focusing on a Covenanter family in Scotland) and the Faith and Freedom trilogy (following the same family to Revolutionary America). His fictional works also include