"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver." Proverbs 25:11

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


365 Amazing and Inspiring Stories About Saints, Martyrs, and Heroes fill this book.

Every day there is a short biography about someone from the history of Christianity. There is also a verse from the Bible that accompanies each story. 

Now, I happen to like history. In fact, this book contains a biography about one of my favorite theologians, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. That was yesterday's reading.

There are people in here such as, George Frideric Handel, the composer of Messiah, Susanna Wesley, the mother of John and Charles Wesley. On Feburary 23rd you will read about Polycarp, on April 18th you will meet John Foxe, who began compiling records of persecuted Christians. You will read about the life of many people, some good, some great and some that will cause you to shake your head at. You will discover just how far reaching Christianity is by reading about events in Italy, Scotland, Africa, tiny islands and more.

At the back of the book is a wonderful index of topics that would be helpful for anyone, including the preacher/teacher in your family or friends, even yourself! Want to read about marriage and romance? Look at February 10 or May 1 or one of the other dates listed. How about Hymnology..... several days cover that topic. 

This is a great book for that historian in your family or even for the one who doesn't know a lot about the history of Christianity. It's a wonderful devotional as well as a stepping stone to dig further into why we believe what we believe.

The author, Robert J. Morgan, did a superb job in compiling everything. All of the verses in this book are from the CEV translation, an easy translation for any one to read. 

Robert J. Morgan is the pastor of Donelson Fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee. He is also the author of the best-selling Then Sings My Soul (volumes 1 and 2), Come Let Us Adore Him, From This Verse, Nelson's Complete Book of Stories, Illustrations, and Quotes, and The Red Sea Rules. He conducts Bible conferences, parenting and marriage retreats, and leadership seminars across the country. He can be contacted through his website www.robertjmorgan.com 

By the way, you might want to sign up for his email. I just did. It's a great site full of incredible things to help you, guide you, encourage you and give you ideas. I went into the bookstore, I already have a list going!

So, I would encourage you to add this book to either your Christmas wishlist or your list as a gift to give. It's a great book that will encourage you and give you pause to think.

This book was provided to me from BookSneeze.com a division of Thomas Nelson. I am under no obligation to provide a positive review of this book. Everything I have said is of my own opinion.

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