"All who read this book will benefit from the example of a man whose goalin life was to show others all the loveliness of Christ."
"Readers who know little of the life of Samuel Rutherford in its tangled and political context will find a reliable guide in Kingsley Rendell. This is no uncritical hagiography... Those who have never encountered this relentless controversialist and master-wordsmith should start here."
David Wright, (1937-2008) Senior Lecturer in Ecclesiastical History, New College, University of Edinburgh
"His 'Lex, Rex' was publicly burned by the order of the civil authority and is seen by some as a root of our modern political theories but Rutherford is a complex figure.' Kingsley Rendell's study provides the welcome service of putting this important and interesting figure in the context of his times and of the church controversies in which he was involved."
William Barker, Professor of Church History, Emeritus, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"This is a short but scholarly work which will prove very helpful to all who have serious interest in Covenanting history. It is a fitting biography of the man who, though thrust into the public eye both in Scotland and England, is still best known as 'the good pastor of Antwoth."