Over 200 stories of God's faithfulness to men and women who weathered the worst!
We live in difficult times! And yet .�.�. throughout history people of faith have endured tragic circumstances and even martyrdom with extraordinary courage and heroic faith. How? Why? What can we learn from them to face the everyday hardships in our own lives�and even greater storms yet to come?
These devotionals look back to help us move forward by meditating on . . .
215 stories of men and women through the ages who lived�and
many who died�for Christ.
Stories that show us the importance of being thoroughly Christian in the decisions and choices we make, the lifestyles we choose, the priorities we set, the way we handle our relationships.
Stories of sacrificial love for enemies, which has more power to storm the gates of hell than revenge, violence, hate, or weapons of destruction.
Stories that give us reason to persevere, to be faithful to the One who poured out his own life for our redemption, to do what is right .�.�. no matter how frightening the consequences.
Plus .�.�. Six essays on the major eras of church expansion and the accompanying persecution to help put today�s challenges in perspective.
FEAR NOT was previously published in a different format and without some stories by Tyndale House Publishers as The Complete Book of Christian Heroes.
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A different kind of devotional. Having always enjoyed Dave and Neta Jackson’s books both for adults as well as their children’s’ books for years, I was eager and blessed to be given a copy of Fear Not for review. Devotional style with 6 sections that are overviews of Church History/Expansion. From the beginnings of the early Church through the 20th century and including overviews of Communism and Islam. Which I found very interesting, as I was not familiar with ( or didn’t remember too much about ) the beginnings/beliefs of Islam. In among these sections are dozens of stories of people who lived their lives for the cause of Christ. Not just those that have been killed and martyred for their faith, but several whose stories are just encouraging by how they came to know Jesus as Saviour and what they did with that knowledge; how they were used to further the message of the Gospel. Some well-known, like John the Beloved, and the rest of the Apostles, John Bunyan, the ten Booms, Mother Teresa, and others from the pages of history. Some sections were enlightening to read, and others that were more difficult. Reading about what most had to suffer through just for their faith. And yet, those that weren’t martyred, just how profound their faith was and is. Easily set up to read as part of your daily devotionals. The essays on the Church are only a few pages each and each person’s biography is in bite sized portions as well. But also easy enough to pick up when you have a few minutes to read or as a” read straight through” type book. Very easy to put this book on your stack and read it as it fits into your style. I am looking forward to going back and digging into more of the stories.
This book is far more than a devotional! It is a faith-building devotional, a history book, and a motivational seminar all in one! It contains short story after short story of men and women, true heroes, who believed in a mighty God, no matter what. It also contains longer passages that give the history of how the Christian movement grew and what impact that had on believers in those times. So often we are very short-sighted and think that we are the first ones to go through hard times, that surely this must mean that the end is near. We may have no idea what took place in the political realm, how many people clung to their faith in God to the bitter end all through history. Reading this book puts my life, our times, my commitment to Christ into perspective. I will be reading and re-reading this book in the years to come.
Fear Not is an inspiring book filled with testimonies involving tests of faith and human strength. More than the typical daily Bible verse and personal stories, the book digs deep into the history of the church. Not only are there six essays covering critical points in the evolution of the church, it includes stories of witnesses and martyrs to back up the events. Each person in this book is very real and truly inspiring. Their incredible acts of strength and faith in God are humbling. I recommend this book to everyone. Whether looking for inspiration, or historical insight, this book is a winner!
This devotional book is like no other that I have read. The authors are very knowledgable and have definitely done their research. Therefore, this is a very encouraging and helpful devotional during times like today. It is not a quick read. I found myself pondering the goodness of God and his protection for all his children, including me. I definitely recommend reading this devotional.
This book is more than a devotional book with only Bible verses. It's a book of encouragement. It's a book showing God's faithfulness. It's a picture of ordinary people throughout history who were unswerving in their faith in the Lord even to the point of being Christian martyr but not forgotten. They helped provide the inheritance of trust and faith in a living God that we enjoy today. I am encouraged from their example of standing strong and firm in their faith, unwilling to denounce God's Word and reality in their lives. Indeed, 'even suffering and death cannot extinguish the victory that is ours in Christ Jesus.'
I really really liked this book. It realy makes you think about your life and how easy we have things thanks the difficult times that others had living out the religion. The short essay before the story starts gives you a good idea about the story, I also loved that there are bible verses at the end to look up and even study the context more if you wanted to. I would recommend this book to all of my friends.
The authors have done their research and "homework." This is an excellent book. I do not think of it so much as a "devotional" per se but it sure is an encouragement. And, I realize that my little tests and trials are nothing in the face of what these people have gone through. I thought the essays at the beginning of each unit was excellent and set the stage for reading the individual stories. The stories are short but have plenty of detail. Some of the outstanding Christians I knew next to nothing about but now I understand their life even if we are given just a brief snapshot. I loved reconnecting with stories of wonderful Christians that I've read many books about like Samuel Morris, John and Betty Stam, and the list goes on. I highly recommend this book. It will uplift you and increase your faith.