Granville Augustus William Waldegrave, 3rd Baron Radstock, known to history as Lord Radstock, is one of the many unsung heroes of the modern missionary movement. He was godfather to the Cambridge Seven. He was a dear friend of George Muller. He was the father of Russian Protestantism. He was both admired and caricatured by the Russian elite, including the Czar, Tolstoy and Boborykin. And he was one of those rare men of wealth who leveraged his earthly treasure and high position for an eternal purpose.
I have wanted to learn more about Lord Radstock when he was mentioned briefly in John Pollock’s Cambridge Seven which I read last year.
David Fountain’s short book gives a good sketch of Radstock’s life. Unfortunately it is just that, a sketch. Fountain’s greatest success in this book was to wet my appetite for more information on this amazing man’s life and legacy. I look forward to learning more from the life and ministry of this faithful disciple.
(by the way if any of you readers are a person of considerable wealth, I am looking for a Radstock type to support our missionary work in South East Asia…let me know