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Christians in the twenty-first century need encouragement and inspiration to lead lives that honor God. When faith is weak or the pressures of the world seem overwhelming, remembering the great men and women of the past can inspire us to renewed strength and purpose. Our spiritual struggles are not new, and the stories of those who have gone before us can help lead the way to our own victories.

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50 People Every Christian Should Know: Learning from Spiritual Giants of the Faith

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Overview

Christians in the twenty-first century need encouragement and inspiration to lead lives that honor God. When faith is weak or the pressures of the world seem overwhelming, remembering the great men and women of the past can inspire us to renewed strength and purpose. Our spiritual struggles are not new, and the stories of those who have gone before us can help lead the way to our own victories.

50 People Every Christian Should Know gives a glimpse into the lives of such people as Charles H. Spurgeon, G. Campbell Morgan, A. W. Tozer, Fanny Crosby, Amy Carmichael, Jonathan Edwards, James Hudson Taylor, and many more. Combining the stories of fifty of these faithful men and women, beloved author Warren W. Wiersbe offers today's readers inspiration and encouragement in life's uncertain journey.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441204004
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 179,446
  • File size: 628 KB

Meet the Author

Warren W. Wiersbe is a pastor, author, and editor of more than 150 books, including 50 People Every Christian Should Know, On Earth as It Is in Heaven, and Through the Year with Warren W. Wiersbe. Today his primary ministry is serving others through writing. He lives in Nebraska.
Warren W. Wiersbe is a pastor, author, and editor of more than 160 books, including 50 People Every Christian Should Know, On Earth as It Is in Heaven, and Through the Year with Warren W. Wiersbe. Today his primary ministry is serving others through writing. He lives in Nebraska.
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Table of Contents

Preface 7

1 Katherine von Bora (1499-1552) 9

2 Samuel Rutherford (1600-1661) 16

3 Matthew Henry (1662-1712) 24

4 Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) 30

5 George Whitefield (1714-1770) 38

6 Charles Simeon (1959-1836) 46

7 Christmas Evans (1766-1838) 53

8 John Henry Newman (1801-1890) 59

9 Richard Trench (1807-1886) 67

10 Andrew Bonar (1810-1892) 74

11 Robert Murray McCheyne (1813-1843) 81

12 F.W. Robertson (1816-1853) 86

13 John Charles Ryle (1816-1900) 95

14 Fanny Crosby (1820-1915) 101

15 Alexander Maclaren (1826-1910) 106

16 J.B. Lightfoot (1828-1889) 112

17 R.W. Dale (1829-1895) 119

18 Joseph Parker (1830-1902) 125

19 J. Hudson Taylor (1832-1905) 133

20 Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892) 141

21 Phillips Brooks (1835-1893) 149

22 Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879) 157

23 Alexander Whyte (1836-1921) 164

24 Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899) 177

25 George Matheson (1842-1906) 197

26 C. I. Scofield (1843-1921) 203

27 F. B. Meyer (1847-1929) 209

28 W. Robertson Nicoll (1851-1923) 219

29 Henry Drummond (1851-1897) 226

30 R. A. Torrey (1856-1928) 234

31 Thomas Spurgeon (1856-1917) 240

32 Samuel Chadwick (1860-1932) 246

33 Charles E. Jefferson (1860-1937) 253

34 W. H. Griffith Thomas (1861-1924) 259

35 A. C. Gaebelein (1861-1945)/B.H. Carroll (1843-1914) 265

36 G. Campbell Morgan (1863-1945) 273

37 John Henry Jowett (1864-1923) 281

38 J.D. Jones (1865-1942) 287

39 George H. Morrison (1866-1928) 294

40 Amy Carmichael (1867-1951) 299

41 Frank W. Boreham (1871-1959) 307

42 Joseph W. Kemp (1872-1933) 315

43 Oswald Chambers (1874-1917) 320

44 H. A. Ironside (1876-1951) 327

45 Clarence Edward Macartney (1879-1957) 332

46William Whiting Borden (1887-1913) 340

47 Alva Jay McClain (1888-1968) 346

48 A. W. Tozer (1897-1963) 352

49 W. E. Sangster (1900-1960) 359

50 William Culbertson (1905-1971) 366

Notes 373

Further Reading 381

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Excellent book

    Interesting information about some famous and not so famous people. Very enjoyable read.

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  • Posted October 18, 2011

    Absolutely Must Read

    We have all heard stories of "Great Christians", but seldom have we heard how frail and human they really were. We often picture them as super human or super gifted and not at all normal, human or frail. Many of these people risked ridicule, shame, torture and death to stand for what they believed. This book has helped me to realize that great Christians are just ordinary people like you and like me; they believed in the power of the Gospel to change themselves and the people around them. This book has helped me to believe that God's power to work in our lives is just as available today as any time in history. The only thing that limits God's powewr in our life is me, myself.

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  • Posted January 29, 2010

    A wonderful introduction into the lives of spiritual giants that have come before us!

    This book has introduced me to a number of spiritual giants that have faithfully served the Lord. It reads well as a daily devotional since each chapter is on a different person, but be forewarned that once you buy this book, you are going to want to read many more books as a result since each chapter recommends additional books -- to include more in-depth biographies, autobiographies, and writings by each person.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    Do you feel unworthy to be Christ's light in this world?

    This is a little Treasure Chest for Christians of today. In here are the true stories of ordinary people that lived everyday lives that were as diverse and 'common' as you & I.
    More than likely, a large portion of these people will be new to you. If you have heard of them, perhaps like me, you've heard someone mention a name & wondered "why do I suddenly feel like I'm the only one who lacks a key piece of info?" It's hard to apply the lesson if you are missing a key ingredient This book has helped me to understand the reason many of today's Ministry/Church leaders quote or make reference to them when they are speaking. They are &/or could be great examples to us. Most, if not all, truly understood the meaning of "surrendering all for Christ's sake"!
    The treasure in this book will be different for each of us. So many different backgrounds & types of people are shared. I believe you will be able to find that person that resonates & inspires you. However, they all share this one commonality. These people are all SHINING examples that prove God can & will work through anyone he chooses. With these diverse examples we gain the knowledge & the power to grow and blossom where we are planted. There are seekers of God's grace everywhere, we don't need a degree in theology to be 'worthy', we need only to step out of the Spirit's way! Just let your 'little light' shine. He does the work. For me, there is no greater joy than to experience the Holy Spirit at work and be a witness to the process by which He calls, reveals, & saves another one of His own. I pray you take the time to read this & be further inspired to travel along His path. God bless you.

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