Wednesday, November 13, 2013

10 Mini Biographies

The author of this book Warren Wiersbe, has written and edited 150 books so it comes through in this collection that he is a reader and a collector of books. I found that although each mini biography was interesting, it was but a platform for recommendations of additional books on the subject. It also felt like it was geared more for those in ministry leadership as it concentrated a lot on style and preaching ability in almost all cases. The 10 people, in order, are: Matthew Henry 1662-1712, Jonathan Edwards 1703-1758, John Henry Newman 1801-1890, J.B. Lightfoot 1828-1889, J. Hudson Taylor 1832-1905, Charles H. Spurgeon 1834-1892, Dwight L. Moody 1837-1899, Amy Carmichael 1867-1951, Oswald Chambers 1874- 1971, and A.W. Tozer 1897-1963.
I found the book overall interesting and it did whet my appetite for following up on some additional reading on a few of these spiritual giants.
I would be curious to see who would make it onto  a modern list, according to Wiersbe. Maybe one only becomes a giant after one's demise.
3 1/2 stars   

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