Category: Christian Biography

131 Christians Everyone Should Know

William Gladstone Prime Minister of impeccable morals 1809-1898 “My political or public life is the best part of my life: it is that part in which I am conscious of the greatest effort to do and avoid as the Lord Christ would have me…

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Lord Shaftesbury (Antony Ashley Cooper) Godly English statesman 1801-1885 “Social reforms, so necessary, so indispensable, require as much of God’s grace as a change of heart.” When the great English statesman William Wilberforce died in 1833, one of those who attended his funeral was…

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Sojourner Truth Abolitionist and women’s rights advocate 1797-1883 “The Lord has made me a sign unto this nation, an’ I go round a’testifyin’ an’ showin’ on ’em their sins agin my people.” At a gathering of prominent clergymen and abolitionists at the home of…

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Andrew Murray Leading student in Christ’s school of prayer 1822-1917 131 Christians Everyone Should Know “May not a single moment of my life be spent outside the light, love, and joy of God’s presence.” As a young man, Andrew Murray wanted to be a…

131 Christians Everyone Should Know

John of the Cross Spanish mystic of the soul’s dark night 1542-1591 “Turn not to the easiest, but to the most difficult… not to the more, but to the less; not towards what is high and precious, but to what is low and despised;…

Christian Biography – William Seymour

Christian history in every generation, has been marked by humble men and women whom God raises up and use for a special work. William J. Seymour was such a man. William Seymour, The Catalyst of Pentecost and The Man Behind Azuza Street Revival Biography,…

131 Christians Everyone Should Know

Catherine of Siena Mystic and political activist 1347-1380 “[You are] not to love Me for your own sake, or your neighbor for your own sake, but to love Me for Myself, yourself for Myself, your neighbor for Myself.” —from a divine vision to Catherine…

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Hudson Taylor Faith missionary to China 1832-1905 Barbour Publishing Paperback at Amazon.com “China is not to be won for Christ by quiet, ease-loving men and women…. The stamp of men and women we need is such as will put Jesus, China, [and] souls first…

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David Livingstone Missionary-explorer of Africa 1813-1873 “[I am] serving Christ when shooting a buffalo for my men or taking an observation, [even if some] will consider it not sufficiently or even at all missionary.” With four theatrical words, “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”—words journalist Henry…

131 Christians Everyone Should Know

Columbanus Irish missionary to Europe 543-643 “Away, O youth, away! Flee from corruption, into which, as you know, many have fallen.” —an abbess’s well-heeded advice to Columbanus The handsome and hot-headed Columbanus was one of Western Europe’s most successful evangelists ever. According to Columbanus’s…