Guy Davies gives a good, short, biography of J. C. Ryle in his review of Iain Murray's book "J. C. Ryle: prepared to Stand Alone". The review was good also. It made me want to read the book. Anyone who has read Ryle's book on holiness knows what a Goly man he was.
You can read the review at: "exiledpreacher.blogspot.com".