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Top Ten Most Influential Christians Since the ApostlesI’m excited to announce the publication of a biographical book on – you guessed it – the Top Ten Most Influential Christians Since the Apostles. I am honored to have written one of the chapters. The Top Ten Most Influential Christians since the Apostles is a compilation of chapters by thirteen authors from a wide range of theological backgrounds, vocations and life experiences. The top ten were selected after surveying Christians from across twenty-first century Christiandom. The editors maintain that the results of the survey are a “portrayal of what today’s American Christian church believes.” You’ll find chapters about these gentlemen:

  • Thomas Acquinas
  • John Calvin
  • Athanasius of Alexandria
  • John Wycliffe
  • Billy Graham

And of course five (six actually because one chapter covers two brothers) others – Can you guess who they are? And who made the top of the list? I’ll keep you guessing for now.

A final chapter of the book covers the top eleven through twenty most influential Christians.

I wrote the chapter about Billy Graham and focused on two things:

  1. The four commitments Rev. Graham made to God that became the key to God using and blessing him over such a long career; and
  2. Rev. Graham’s far-reaching influence, which can be described by nothing short of a sovereign move of God. He had significant influence in the American church, in American life and culture, and in American politics.

I have always been drawn to Christian biographies. This book gives us a glimpse at men who have shaped Christian thinking throughout history, teaching us lessons in faith, courage, humility and perseverance along the way. Click here to purchase the book. Enter “Top Ten” in the search box in the upper right corner of the screen and the book will appear below the search box. Click on the book and then add it to your cart.

But wait! We are giving a free copy on July 1st to one reader. Click here to download an excerpt from the book and be entered into the drawing for a free copy of the book.

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The four short chapters of Jonah are chock-full of sovereign acts of God – times when He steps in and changes the course of events – every act a miracle of His sovereign grace. There are more miracles in the 48 verses of this book than in any other passage of the Bible of similar length! Additionally, I find eight major life lessons in those four short chapters! This is truly a story that is about more than a man being swallowed by a giant fish.

Product Announcement: I’ve written a six-lesson Bible study on the book of Jonah that is in its final stages of production. Watch for it to be released on Monday, July 25. In the meantime, if you’re reading along with us following the Resting at the River’s Edge schedule, you’ll get a head start by reading through the entire book of Jonah today (that should take you less than fifteen minutes). Blessings on your reading, friends!

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