60 People Who Shaped the Church

Learning from Sinners, Saints, Rogues, and Heroes
Author(s): Alton Gansky
Original Publish Date: May 13, 2014
Product Number: EB00120988
Released: May 13, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441244628
Publisher: Baker Books
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The Church exists today in its current form because of the people who have come before us. Who were those people? Staid and dour scholars? Cultural movers and shakers? How does their contribution to history affect us today? From a consummate storyteller comes this collection of inspiring biographical sketches of people who played pivotal roles in advancing the Kingdom of God on earth. In rich prose and spanning twenty centuries of church history, these engaging narratives range from the well-known to the obscure, highlighting personalities such as Josephus, Francis of Assisi, Thomas Aquinas, Galileo, John Calvin, Blaise Pascal, Jonathan Edwards, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, William Wilberforce, G.K. Chesterton, and many others. Readers will feel the past come alive and mingle in their minds with the present state of the Church, encouraging and galvanizing them to live their own faith courageously in our time-and shape the Church of the future.