An old Russian proverb says: 'He who lives in the past loses one eye; but he who forgets the past loses both eyes'. This is the first of a regular column over the next few months giving short biographies of some great evangelical leaders of the past.
Henry Venn is little-known nowadays. His story is not dramatic, but in his time he was much used by Christ and he has some useful lessons for us in 1997.
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