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‘Memoir & Remains’


A year after Robert Murray M’Cheyne died at the age of 29 in 1843, Bonar wrote a biography of his good friend and published it together with M’Cheyne’s collected writings. The book, called Memoir and Remains of Robert Murray M’Cheyne, has seen well over a hundred English editions, been translated into multiple other languages, and had remarkable influence upon Christians worldwide. C. H. Spurgeon called it ‘one of the best and most profitable volumes ever published’.

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Andrew Bonar

Very Revd Dr Andrew Alexander Bonar DD was a minister of the Free Church of Scotland, a contemporary and acquaintance of Robert Murray M’cheyne and youngest brother of Horatius Bonar. He was born in the Broughton district of Edinburgh, the son of James Bonar (1758–1821), a solicitor with the Excise, and his wife Marjory…

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