Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847) was the first Moderator of the Free Church of Scotland’s General Assembly and much, much more. He dominated the life of the Scottish Church in the mid-19th Century and his influence was felt much further afield, through his visionary thinking, writing and leadership. He was passionate about the proclamation of the gospel to the people of Scotland and through missionary work, to the rest of the world.
Alexander (Sandy) Finlayson is Library Director and Professor of Theological Bibliography at WestminsterTheological Seminary in Philadelphia. Sandy holds degrees from the University of Toronto and Tyndale Theological Seminary in Canada, where he was also Library Director for eleven years. His first book, Unity and Diversity: the founders of the Free Church of Scotland, was published in 2010.
He is married to Linda, who writes books for children, and they have one son.