An Exciting and Inspiring Collection of Vividly Told Stories of Christians Who Really Made A Difference.
Look at everything around you – most things take time to happen. Who were the people who got some of these things started? What motivated and energised them to keep going?
If you have ever been to Cornwall in England, you will have seen its beautiful beaches, quaint villages, and wild moors, but less obvious is its past tin mining industry. The miner’s life was rough one, and one of those men had a dramatic encounter with God which changed everything for him, and then also for those around him.
What about an ordinary man who starts a mission to university students and ends up employing 19,000 staff in 190 countries, now reaching out to athletes, politicians and so many more.
Then there is the evangelist who preached to 80 million people in 185 countries, was friends with world leaders and became a household name – can you guess who it is?
If you have ever watched one of the many ‘Westerns’ featuring cowboys and Indians, they will have left out the work of reaching out to the many native American Indian tribes in the 1700s – now you can fill in the missing parts of the story.
Lastly there is a teenage girl who while out with friends having fun, dives into a beautiful pond, only to hit a rock and end up paralysed from the neck down. For someone with no personal mobility, she has accomplished far more than most people who have it.
Sometimes we need to reach out and stretch ourselves to try something new. You may not be the first, but then again, you just might be.
You Will Meet…
Billy Bray discovers true happiness in Jesus Christ and his legacy to the Cornish people included lively preaching, newly built chapels and true revivals. Billy was saved from the deepest pit.
Bill Bright‘s story is a tale of a scruffy rancher’s son would head one of the biggest missions that the world had ever known – Campus Crusade. Read the story of a man who loved Jesus above all else.
Billy Graham was sixteen when he first preached the gospel. He has now preached to over 80 million people in 185 countries. The message is timeless, full of hope and Christ centred.
David Brainerd‘s life on the American frontier in the early 1700s was difficult. David Brainerd was one of the first missionaries to the various Indian tribes there – a risky situation to be in.
Joni Eareckson Tada‘s story is not just about a tragic accident. It is about how God’s power transforms lives. Joni’s work today with thousands of disabled people is a miracle in itself.