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

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

by Warren W. Wiersbe


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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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801071942
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/01/2009
Edition description: Combined
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 384,409
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 4.00(d)

About the Author

Warren W. Wiersbe (1929-2019) was pastor of The Moody Church and the author or editor of more than 160 books, including 50 People Every Christian Should Know, This Is the Life!, and On Being a Servant of God.

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50 People Every Christian Should Know 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Christwalker More than 1 year ago
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.
Joseph77 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting information about some famous and not so famous people. Very enjoyable read.
dypace on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Besides gaining a glimpse into the lives of well-known and not-so-well-known saints, you also receive a tremendous suggested reading list for each person highlighted. The titles suggested by Wiersbe for further reading are absolute treasures.
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