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Less than 150 years ago Andrew Reed was so well known as an influential Christian leader that crowds lined the streets of London to watch his funeral cortege go by. But today he is almost unknown. My first encounter with his story was nearly 40 years ago in Evangelicals in Action by Kathleen Heasman. Just a page or two was included about one of his ventures; it was enough to set me wondering, and wanting to know more about him. Very little more came my way — until a parcel from Evangelicals Now dropped this book on my doormat.

David Potter

The life of Andrew Reed, preacher
and philanthropist
By Dr. Ian Shaw
Evangelical Press. 432 pages. £18.95
ISBN 0 85234 593 3