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10 People Every Christian Should Know (Ebook Shorts) [Kindle Edition]

Warren W. Wiersbe
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Book Description

Everyone needs inspiration to lead lives that honor God. When our faith is weak or the pressures of the world seem overwhelming, remembering the great men and women of the past can inspire us to renewed strength and purpose. Our spiritual struggles are not new, and the stories of those who have gone before can help lead the way to our own victories. 10 People Every Christian Should Know gives you a glimpse into the lives of fascinating and faithful believers whose struggles and triumphs will inspire and encourage you along life's uncertain journey.

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About the Author

Warren W. Wiersbe is a pastor, author, and editor of more than 150 books, including On Earth as It Is in Heaven, 50 People Every Christian Should Know, and On Being a Servant of God. He lives in Nebraska.

Product Details

  • File Size: 618 KB
  • Print Length: 139 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0801015421
  • Publisher: Baker Books (September 1, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0055PLW1Q
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44 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 People Every Christian Should Know December 1, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
"An absolute must for every Christian, filled with little known information about ten of the greatest minds in history."

An excellent read for seasoned Christians and more so for new believers, 10 People Every Christian Should Know by Warren W. Wiersbe, is a gold mine of historical information about some of the greatest minds in history.

A shortened version of 50 People Every Christian Should Know: Learning from Spiritual Giants of the Faith, also by Warren W. Wiersbe (a powerhouse of faith himself), 10 People Every Christian Should Know gives great insight into the lives of ten of the greatest mean and women of faith. Here are some of his comments ...

Matthew Henry-
Quoting Henry, Wiersbe notes "There is no company like a good book, especially the book of God."

Jonathan Edwards
"Like every good preacher, he turned the ear into an eye and helped people see spiritual truth."

John Henry Newman
"Newman's sermons teach us how to preach to a man's conscience, how to get beneath the surface and apply spiritual truth where it is needed."

J. B. Lightfoot
"Lightfoot's own walk with God was the secret power of his life..."

J. Hudson Taylor
"He cast everything on God in a new way."

Charles H. Spurgeon
"Spurgeon preached no diluted gospel, and when he heard other men preach that way, he heard a call to arms."

Dwight L. Moody
"He had no interest in making money. He was not intimidated by `important people', nor was he afraid to try something new."

Amy Carmichael
"She simply did not fit into our modern world of interchangeable parts, because she was unique. She knew what God wanted her to do and she did it.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
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Warren Wiersbe reads a lot of books; that fact is obvious to anyone who reads this book. The book provides biographies of ten prominent Christians from the past 350 years, and each biography is an advertisement for the reader to read more books by or about the featured person. The ten subjects of the book are:

* Matthew Henry, who wrote one of the best-known commentaries on the Bible
* Jonathan Edwards, the scholarly preacher of the First Great Awakening
* John Henry Newman, an influential preacher from the Oxford Movement who left the Church of England for the Roman Catholic Church
* J B Lightfoot, an exceptional Greek scholar and theologian who became the Bishop of Durham
* J Hudson Taylor, a visionary missionary to China and founder of the China Inland Mission
* Charles H Spurgeon, an extraordinarily gifted preacher who became known as the "Prince of Preachers"
* Dwight L Moody, a layman who went on to have an exceptional evangelistic ministry
* Amy Carmichael, a strong-willed and idiosyncratic woman who became a leading missionary in India
* Oswald Chambers, a Scottish minister who died young, but whose work lived on when his writings were published by his wife and daughter
* A W Tozer, a highly influential 20th century pastor and writer

When I started the book, I assumed that the biographies would be "dumbed down" and sentimentalised to appeal to a mass audience. That proved not to be the case. The subjects' flaws are aired alongside their virtues, and many aspects of the book are intended for an audience of church leaders. The book is an enjoyable and rapid way to achieve an introduction to some important Christian heritage.
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26 of 35 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Academic but not Practical December 3, 2011
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Yes, this little book holds information about Christians that we as the church should at least know something about when they are mentioned. They are great historical figures in the context of the founding of our church. Unfortunately the book is written from a very academic voice, and reads like a biographical report. The value of such a book would be less than wiki-pedia, as each section is protracted and drawn out uneccessarily. To say it flatly, the book is boring.

I was looking for stirring, inspirational stories and found this book disappointing except in the nature of just flat information.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Brief Introduction to Evangelical Greats March 31, 2013
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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.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars I was amazed with some of the information and am looking to ...
Interesting information. There were two or three I either had never heard of or knew hardly anything about. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Jerry R. Blackerby
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting glimpses into extraordinary people's lives
Some I 've read and known of, some not so familiar to me. I enjoyed being exposed to these people and hearing more about the ones I've heard of.
Published 23 days ago by NancyM
4.0 out of 5 stars I already knew most of the names so was glad to see how they fit into...
Very enlightening and informative. I already knew most of the names so was glad to see how they fit into teaching about God/Jesus.
Published 1 month ago by S. D. Welch
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book
Wiersbe introduces us to these important soldiers of the cross and encourages us to continue digging deeper through their books and biographies.
Published 1 month ago by Carrie Cravatt
4.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed this, just the right amount of information
I enjoyed this , just the right amount of information.
Published 2 months ago by Sue Bruno
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love it
Published 3 months ago by Jan
4.0 out of 5 stars A very short and easy introduction
This book does a good job of introducing us to forerunners in our faith that we would do well to know. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Isaiah Jesch
3.0 out of 5 stars A quick overview
I have heard of many of these 10 people, but knew very little about them. This gook is a good introduction to them and gives other resources to investigate along with the titles of... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Sy Lee
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
interesting to read about these people
Published 3 months ago by KATHLEEN GILM,AN
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read. Powerful capsules of amazing facts about the live of...
I like the fact that was easy to read and despite that the commentaries are brief, they are full of information about the life as preachers of the gospel of this outstanding men.
Published 3 months ago by Ros
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More About the Author

Warren W. Wiersbe is best known as a Bible teacher, author, and conference speaker. He has ministered in churches and conferences in Canada, Central and South America, Europe, and the United States. He has published more than 150 books and was awarded the Gold Medallion Lifetime Achievement Award by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.


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