Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Book Review: 10 Christians Everyone Should Know

10 Christians Everyone Should Know by John Perry is a series of mini biographies of great people in history including Saint Patrick, Galileo, Ann Bradstreet, John Bunyan, Johann Sebastian Bach, Jane Austen, D.L. Moody, George Washington Carver, Sargent York, and William F. Buckley Jr.  Each story tells about the person’s life and how their life was affected by the faith.
This book is fabulous.  The individual biographies average about 30 pages each, which is a great length.  You can read one in a single sitting, yet they are long enough to include quite a bit of detail. What is so worthwhile about this book is that these 10 Christians were NOT all preachers, pastors, or ministers. Some of them were ordinary, bible-believing, folks that were engaged with their culture through their gifts, careers, and relationships. The most powerful message within each of the individuals' lives is that ANYONE can make an impact for the Kingdom of God. Because of this, God used them to penetrate the darkness with the light of truth & life. This is the main reason why I chose to read & review this book. The world needs to learn about those who have gone before us.

Two thousand years and still going strong: that’s the story of Christianity. And while the Christian martyrs and saints and orators may have gotten more press, the fact is the faith has been carried through history in the hearts and deeds of believers who—though beloved to us now—were simply living ordinary lives of devotion. “It would be almost impossible to imagine ten people more different from each other than these,” Editor John Perry says.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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