Category: Christian Biography

131 Christians Everyone Should Know

G.K. Chesterton “Enormous” Essayist, poet, writer 1874-1936 “What can one be but frivolous about serious things? Without frivolity they are simply too tremendous.” The life of Gilbert Keith Chesterton, like all lives, should not be summarized in a single word. Still, one asserts itself…

131 Christians Everyone Should Know

George MacDonald Fabled Victorian writer 1824-1905 “With his divine alchemy, he [God] turns not only water into wine, but common things into radiant mysteries, yea, every meal into a Eucharist, and the jaws of death into an outgoing gate.” While he reserved a place…

131 Christians Everyone Should Know

Fyodor Dostoyevsky Russian novelist of spiritual depth “If someone proved to me that Christ is outside the truth and that in reality the truth were outside of Christ, then I should prefer to remain with Christ rather than with the truth.” The sentence of…

131 Christians Everyone Should Know

Harriet Beecher Stowe Author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin “[Uncle Tom’s Cabin is] perhaps the most influential novel ever published, a verbal earthquake, an ink-and-paper tidal wave.” —one of Harriet Beecher Stowe’s critics When President Lincoln met Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1863, he is reported…

131 Christians Everyone Should Know

John Bunyan Pilgrim who made progress in prison “I saw a man clothed with rags… a book in his hand and a great burden upon his back.” Successful English writers were, in John Bunyan’s day, nearly synonymous with wealth. Men like Richard Baxter and…

131 Christians Everyone Should Know

George Frideric Handel Composer of Messiah “He [Handel] would frequently declare the pleasure he felt in setting the Scriptures to music, and how contemplating the many sublime passages in the Psalms had contributed to his edification.” —Sir John Hawkins By 1741 George Frideric Handel…

131 Christians Everyone Should Know

Charles Spurgeon 1834-1892 “I am perhaps vulgar, but it is not intentional, save that I must and will make people listen.” When Charles Spurgeon died in January 1892, London went into mourning. Nearly 60,000 people came to pay homage during the three days his…

Martin Luther

This morning I opened my Wordsearch program and found my free book from last month “131 Christians Everyone should know” open to Martin Luther’s profile.  I have always been impressed with the accomplishments of Martin Luther. My early experiences in Sunday School were at…