Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Fascinating! My Review of They Were Christians - The Inspiring Faith of Men and Women Who Changed the World - Cristobal Krusen

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About the book:

What do Abraham Lincoln, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Louis Pasteur, Frederick Douglass, Florence Nightingale, and John D. Rockefeller Sr. have in common? They all changed the world--and they were all Christians. With passion and precision, Cristóbal Krusen brings to light the little-known stories of faith behind twelve influential people of history.

They Were Christians reveals the faith-filled motivations of these important world figures who made some of the most outstanding political, scientific, and humanitarian contributions in history. Discover the true stories behind

· the founding of the Red Cross
· the family crisis that drove America's favorite president to his knees
· the supernatural call that led a beautiful English socialite to save thousands of soldiers
· and more

The fascinating profiles of these faithful history makers will encourage, entertain, and inspire you to deepen your faith, pursue excellence in your vocation, and serve others.

My review:

This was a fascinating book that focused on the faith journeys of some of the most famous people in history.  There were a few I hadn't heard of, but most I had.  I learned quite a bit about not only their faith, but also turning points in their lives.  The author starts out relating personally to the subject by telling of memories he had of them or something he had in common with them.  Then their story is told in a very readable style with many quotes from the subject themselves.  Finally, the author wraps up their story with a few thoughts of his own about their influence.  I loved the details I learned that gave insight into choices they made and how their faith sustained them, some through incredible trials or under intense pressure.  It was inspiring to see the influence they had on their countries and in their different fields.  It definitely made me think about how I could serve others more and live out my faith no matter where I work or what I'm called to do.  I highly recommend this book!

 I received this book free from Baker Books in exchange for an honest review.

 The Author

  1. Cristóbal Krusen
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    Cristóbal Krusen

    Cristóbal Krusen is a screenwriter, film director, and author who has lived and worked in Latin America, Australia, and the United States. In 1988, he founded Messenger Films, a nonprofit film production company. He studied English literature at Harvard...
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