By Warren W. Wiersbe
Locate energy of their stories.
We all want concept to steer lives that honor God. while our religion is vulnerable or the pressures of the realm look overwhelming, remembering the good women and men of the earlier can motivate us to renewed energy and objective. Our religious struggles usually are not new, and the tales of these who've long past ahead of may help paved the way to our personal victories.
50 humans each Christian should still Know provides a glimpse into the lives of such humans as:
•Charles H. Spurgeon
•G. Campbell Morgan
•A. W. Tozer
•James Hudson Taylor
Combining the tales of 50 of those devoted women and men, liked writer Warren W. Wiersbe provides you with perception and encouragement for life's doubtful journey.
Warren W. Wiersbe is a former pastor of the Moody Church and writer or editor of greater than a hundred and fifty books, together with On Being a Servant of God and The Bumps Are What You Climb On. He lives together with his spouse Betty in Lincoln, NE, the place he keeps to put in writing and to mentor more youthful pastors.
This e-book combines Wiersbe's Living with the Giants and Victorious Christians you need to Know, plus a brand new preface and new biographies.
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Plato too understood divine transcendence. "12 Christian theology is based on this notion. A possibility of experiencing God through means other than intellectual knowledge, emotion, or the senses stands behind the Greek patristic understanding of the Christian faith and theology. This means simply an opening of God, His existence outside of His own nature, His actions or "energies" through which He voluntarily reveals Himself to man, as well as a peculiar property of man, which permits him to reach outside of the created level.
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50 People Every Christian Should Know: Learning from Spiritual Giants of the Faith by Warren W. Wiersbe