Contending for the Faith

E. J. Poole-Connor

David Fountain

What lay behind the dramatic collapse into modernism of the main Nonconformist denominations of England in the space of less than seventy years?

This unique book presents the remarkable life of E J Poole-Connor, a major preacher whose ministry spanned this most turbulent period of British church life, from the time of Spurgeon to the 1960s, and who brilliantly recorded its events.


Interwoven with biography, David Fountain provides in these pages a fast-moving overview of what happened and why, supplying lessons for today that will be eagerly received by Christians zealous for the defence of the Gospel. This is undoubtedly the author's most important book, drawing together with considerable skill the key elements of the story.

Table of Contents

Contending for the Faith
EJ Poole-Connor A 'prophet' amidst the Sweeping changes in English Evangelicalism
Foreword to the Original Work by Dr D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
1. Getting to Know the Man
2. Forming discernment
3. The Glorious Heritage of the Free Churches
4. An Example of Unsound Influence
5. Heritage Lost
6. The Battle Entered
7. Talbot Tabernacle and Beyond
8. Times of Steepening Decline
9. The Pastor and his Convictions
10. Wielding the Pen of Faith
11. Responding to Issues
12. A Biographer's Afterthoughts
Appendix: Dr D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones and Separatism
Postscript: Is the 'Formula' Still Workable? By Peter Masters


ISBN 9781870855327
Publisher Wakeman Trust
Pages 174