Most people encounter William Gadsby through singing his hymns, most notably 'Immortal honours rest on Jesus' head'. Although Gadsby is perhaps not as well known as many others of his time, Ian Shaw shows that he was a clear, earnest preacher who had the gospel at the centre of all he did. His ministry was shaped by his own poverty as a child, and he was able to touch people of all social backgrounds, preaching and ministering extensively to those both inside and outside the church. Yet his desire above all was to point people to Christ and he humbly did that, earning him the apt title of "The Apostle of the North". 2 on sale.