Thomas Charles worked tirelessly for the gospel. He preached, educated the poor, and obtained Bibles in Welsh, Gaelic and Irish, so people could read God’s word in their own language. A household name in Wales for many years, he’s best known from the popular story of the young teenager Mary Jones walking twenty-six miles alone over the mountains to Bala to buy her copy of the Bible from him.
Eryl Davies’s insightful and inspiring biography introduces this man whose commitment to Christ and His church, love of the Bible and awareness of divine providence had a huge impact on the spread of the gospel in Wales. May this highly readable biography encourage and challenge us in prayer, obedience and selfless service. Read and be enthralled.