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Timeless Stories: God's Incredible Work in the Lives of Inspiring Christians Review by Chelsey HallVance Christie
Christian Focus Publications
Ross-shire IV20 1TW
Timeless Stories is a wonderful and unique collection of narratives gathered from the lives of upstanding Christian men and women who lived and ministered over the last three centuries. Included in these heroes of the faith are John Wesley, George Whitefield, George Muller, William and Catherine Booth, Hudson Taylor, Charles Spurgeon, Dwight Moody, Amy Carmichael, Corrie ten Boom, and Billy and Ruth Graham.
This book does not have the typical short-story approach. Rather, the book is organized into chapters that are based on a different characteristic of the Christian walk: Family, Service, Faith, Prayer, Witness, Forgiveness, Stewardship, and Adversity. Within each chapter, beautiful examples are given of the aforementioned men and women that demonstrate outstanding and inspiring testimonies of Gods handiwork in their lives.
Timeless Stories is a wonderful book for all ages. For younger children it would make an excellent read-aloud, and for older students it could be a wonderful supplement to a history, language arts, or Biblical studies class. We used this book in our morning Bible times as part of a character study. Even my youngest child enjoyed the stories and the discussion that ensued as we were able to take a glimpse into the lives of such incredible men and women of the Christian faith.
This book would make an excellent addition to the homeschooler's (and non-homeschooler's) bookshelf. Timeless Stories not only inspires and encourages, it gives instruction for living out our faith daily.