50 People Every Christian Should Know

Learning from Spiritual Giants of the Faith
Narrated by: James C. Lewis
Length: 13 hrs and 43 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (184 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

We all need inspiration to lead lives that honor God. When our faith is weak or the pressures of the world seem overwhelming, remembering the great men and women of the past can inspire us to renewed strength and purpose. Our spiritual struggles are not new, and the stories of those who have gone before can help lead the way to our own victories.

Combining the stories of 50 of these faithful men and women, beloved author Warren W. Wiersbe offers you insight and encouragement for life's uncertain journey.

©2009 Warren W. Wiersbe (P)2015 Tantor

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amazing book!

I learned so much about ppl I already knew about. and i have new names and stories that are life changing. amazing book!

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I Wanted To Like This Book

If you like to hear endless lists of dates followed by recommendations of other books about the person in question, you'll love this book. But I found it so boring. In an effort to find some reason to keep listening to this book I tried skipping over people I had never heard of and who had been dead for 200 years. I figured in a group of 50 people, someone must have an interesting story told in an interesting way. It didn't help. Even when the subject was someone I had heard of, the story telling was uninspired. I couldn't keep my mind from wandering. I have now given up.

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Hard to listen to

I found the content excellent. However I found the narrator extremely difficult to listen to. Normally I can get used to a narrator, but never did on this one.

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great start to great stories

great book to wet a person appetite for biographies! I appreciate the many stories on men and women who studied the Word of God and their impact!

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An interesting text.

While the book does in fact have useful information the obvious antiCatholic bias is distracting and unnecessary. The polemic employed makes the author seem more angry than faithful and the clear assumption of inability to gain salvation within the Catholic Church makes him seem Arrogant and somewhat uneducated.

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Highly recommended!

Great overview of Christian leader's over the year's! Highly recommended, especially to all who desire to go into ministry.

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Excellent survey of 50 People God raised up for Ministry

Warren does a good job of providing a concise but informative picture of each persons upbringing, spiritual moment, and acomplishments . James Lewis was a great choice for reading. My only disappointment is that not having the hard copy, I have to listen repeatedly to find the spot where Warren makes recommendation of which books to start reading by one of the 50. Quote tedious. Once case where hard copy is superior.

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Hard to absorb

Good short bios on a lot of people, but it's hard to remember who was who. So an overview reading wasn't too valuable.

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Encouraging

I find it encouraging to hear about the lives and habits of those who have gone before me. I want to learn from their wisdom.

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Interesting historical sketches

Somewhat ecumenical in perspective, but great overview of some well-known and lesser-known preachers and notable Christians of Great Britain and the U.S.

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  • 10-11-17

An inspiring read

Challenging. Inspiring. Centrality of God's Word uppermost. Avoidance of modernism and ritualism strongly advised.

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  • 02-16-17

Wonderful clarity of all subjects

I was encouraged to deepen my knowledge of the wonderful servants of the Lord and appreciate their obedience to Gods directing

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  • 07-31-20

Biography at its best

Compulsive listening! Well chosen subjects and an honest appraisal of the life and times of each. I loved it!