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Could you spare five minutes per day to get acquainted with some truly fascinating people and events? If so, you’ll love The Christian History Devotional, where each day you’ll learn more about your “spiritual family,” people who are as much a part of the rich Christian heritage as the people of the Bible.
In these 365 vignettes you’ll meet some names that will be familiar: Billy Graham, Martin Luther, C. S. Lewis, John Wesley, Mother Teresa, Francis of Assisi, Augustine, Corrie ten Boom. You’ll also meet Christian athletes (Olympic runner Eric Liddell), scientists (George Washington Carver, Johannes Kepler), authors (G. K. Chesterton, John Milton, Anne Bradstreet), statesmen (William Gladstone, William Jennings Bryan), missionaries (Gladys Aylward, William Carey, Francis Xavier), evangelists (Billy Sunday, Dwight L. Moody, “Gypsy” Smith), artists (Rembrandt, Michelangelo), social reformers (William Wilberforce, Josephine Butler), soldiers (“Stonewall” Jackson, Oliver Cromwell), and many others, from the first century to the present, a diverse cast of truly amazing people.
Turn to August 12, the day in 1973 when political “hatchet man” Chuck Colson gave his life to Christ. March 21, read about devout composer Johann Sebastian Bach, born on that date in 1685. April 1, learn about Communist-spy-turned-Christian Whittaker Chambers, born in 1901. October 15, meet evangelist Sam Jones, for whom the Ryman Auditorium (Grand Ole Opry) was built. October 31, discover what led Martin Luther to launch the Reformation in 1517.
Whether you’re a history buff or someone who always thought history was boring, here’s a book to enlarge your spiritual family and teach you valuable lessons about life and faith. Here is history with a heart.
|Publisher:||Nelson, Thomas, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.60(d)|
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I use this book during my quiet time with the Lord each morning and so look forward to each day's reading! Would love to find another like it. So very interesting and encouraging. Tomorrow I shall begin reading it again, the first day of a new year....
I wouldn't necessarily say I'm using this book as a devotional. There's not much to the "devotional" part. But if you're a Christian who loves history, you'll love this book either way! Every morning, I look forward to opening it up and finding out what happened on this day in Christian history. Sometimes, it's the birth or death of someone who did great things for God. Sometimes, it's an important event in Church history. But it's always interesting and inspiring. There IS a Bible verse at the beginning of each day and a very short prayer at the end. Some days, I will use the verse for my Bible time and go read the chapter it's from for context. And sometimes, the prayer or reading will inspire my prayer time too. But usually, it's just a quick, fun read at the beginning of my quiet time to get me awake and ready to read my Bible and pray. Really enjoying it!
Got this as a Christmas gift and am enjoying it immensely! For each day there is a BIble verse, a prayer, and a devotion connected to a key person or event in Christian history, a very user-friendly way to delve into history and look at how our "spiritual ancestors" lived out their faith. I'm seeing a lot of familiar names here - John Wesley, Martin Luther, Corrie ten Boom, Billy Graham, Mother Teresa - but also some lesser-known Christians in all walks of life - not just preachers and missionaries but athletes, artists, musicians, even politicians! The variety here is wonderful - one day a devotion about someone from the 20th century like Billy Graham, the next a saint from the 3rd century who became a martyr for Christ. If you know someone who loves history - or even someone who doesn't, but enjoys making new friends for the soul - this is a delightful and engaging book, My only complaint is that it is so easy to read that it's tempting to sit down and read it straight through instead of reading one devotion per day.