Weirsbe profiles ten great evangelicals--preachers, missionaries, and more. While I have at least a passing acquaintance with most of the individuals covered I was introduced to Amy Carmichael,who served as a missionary to India for more than fifty years. I also learned things I didn't know about the people I was familiar with. For example,, Oswald Chambers didn't write any of the books attributed to him. His wife, a stenographer, took down all his sermons and messages during his lifetime. After his death, the wife and daughter compiled the books from the notes.
Although the book is for all Christians, the author often speaks directly to preachers. It will be even more useful for clergy than for laymen.
Since his purpose was to introduce readers to these great Christians, each brief profile included recommended biographies,memoirs, and sermons. The only thing I didn't like was that in a few places the author hints at something interesting about the person, but said it was explained in another book. Many of these books are long out of print and difficult to find, and I, and probably most readers, will not go digging around in used bookstores even if we would like to know more.