The Christian History Devotional by J. Stephen Lang
365 Readings & Prayers to Deepen & Inspire Your Faith

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Could you spare five minutes per day to get acquainted with some truly fascinating people and events?  If so, youÆll love The Christian History Devotional, where each day youÆll learn more about your ôspiritual family,ö people who are as much a part of the rich Christian heritage as the people of the Bible.

In these 365 vignettes youÆll 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.  YouÆll 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, ôGypsyö Smith), artists (Rembrandt, Michelangelo), social reformers (William Wilberforce, Josephine Butler), soldiers (ôStonewallö 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 ôhatchet manö 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 youÆre a history buff or someone who always thought history was boring, hereÆs a book to enlarge your spiritual family and teach you valuable lessons about life and faith.  Here is history with a heart.

 

 

About J. Stephen Lang

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J. Stephen Lang is the author of the bestseller The Complete Book of Bible Trivia and sixteen other books, including 1,001 Things You Always Wanted to Know About the Bible and 1,001 Things You Always Wanted to Know About the Holy Spirit.
 
Published December 3, 2012 by Thomas Nelson. 384 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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