Never before published, here is a glimpse into the formative years of a great campaigner for the faith... and a stirring example of how the faith of a seminary professor was refined and strengthened through the trials of war.
"J Gresham Machen is a fascinating, complex and controversial figure, well- known for his role in the church conflicts of the 1920s and 30s. What is often forgotten is that he was also a member of the generation of young men whose lives were forever changed by their exposure to the horrors of trench warfare in the First World War. This volume contains the letters which the young Machen wrote home as he served as a YMCA volunteer in the war. As such, they offer both important first-hand accounts of the conflict but also give us insights into some of the darker experiences which shaped the mind of the future church leader." - Carl R. Trueman