Jane Austen, Sergeant York, Saint Patrick What did they have in common?
Two thousand years and still going strong: that s the story of Christianity. And while the Christian martyrs and saints and orators may have gotten more press, the fact is the faith has been carried through history in the hearts and deeds of believers who though beloved to us now were simply living ordinary lives of devotion.
It would be almost impossible to imagine ten people more different from each other than these, editor John Perry says. This [is] the first truth of Christian living: anybody, anywhere can be a champion of the faith, an example and inspiration to all who follow.
There s no dry biography here, though. Each story teems with fresh insight. D. L. Moody did some of his most powerful evangelizing by befriending ragged street children in Chicago. William F. Buckley never delivered a sermon, yet a Christian worldview informed his erudite, witty, output in print and broadcasting. To compose her poems, Anne Bradstreet had to understand science, history, the Bible, and literature, not to mention the political scene in both Massachusetts and England. You ll look with new eyes, also, on the lives of George Washington Carver, Jane Austen, Galileo, Johann Sebastian Bach, Sergeant York, John Bunyan, and Saint Patrick. You might think you know their stories . . . but you don t. Not yet.For lovers of biography, for homeschool or study groups, for anyone seeking encouragement in the Christian walk, 10 Christians Everyone Should Know is a valuable resource."
Fact-filled, easy-to-understand, and visually appealing, this series delivers the essential knowledge you need to know to effectively witness biblical truths to people led astray by false teachings. Noted Bible teacher Ron Rhodes highlights the key differences between specific cults and biblical Christianity by:
- identifying the 10 most critical problems
- examining the exact nature of each doctrinal error
- contrasting cultic teachings with the truth found in God's Word
- explaining the correct meanings of Bible verses cults cite out of context
- reviewing basic principles of Bible interpretation that ensure accurate understanding
Important points, witnessings tips, digging deeper sections, and cautions that highlight the confusing arguments and tactics used by each organization make these books perfect for individual witnessing, Bible studies, youth groups, and evangelism refreshers.
Reveals Masonry's religious foundation, belief that all religions worship the same God, unbiblical view of Jesus, denial of hell, salvation by works philosophy, and more. Also includes a discussion of a Christian's participation in the Masonic Lodge.
Longtime pastor and leading authority on church health, Mark Dever draws from Paul's first letter to the Corinthians to tackle twelve major challenges facing the church today. As he presents each challenge, Dever provides practical ways for individuals and churches to respond biblically. Writing for both church leaders and laymen, Dever insists that the health of the local church should be the concern of every believer and that God can overcome the most difficult of challenges.