By Warren W. Wiersbe

Locate power of their stories.

We all desire notion to steer lives that honor God. while our religion is susceptible or the pressures of the realm appear overwhelming, remembering the good women and men of the prior can motivate us to renewed energy and objective. Our non secular struggles will not be new, and the tales of these who've long past ahead of might help paved the way to our personal victories.

50 humans each Christian may still Know offers a glimpse into the lives of such humans as:

•Charles H. Spurgeon
•G. Campbell Morgan
•A. W. Tozer
•Fanny Crosby
•Amy Carmichael
•Jonathan Edwards
•James Hudson Taylor

Combining the tales of 50 of those trustworthy women and men, liked writer Warren W. Wiersbe provide you with perception and encouragement for life's doubtful journey.

Warren W. Wiersbe is a former pastor of the Moody Church and writer or editor of greater than a hundred and fifty books, together with On Being a Servant of God and The Bumps Are What You Climb On. He lives along with his spouse Betty in Lincoln, NE, the place he keeps to put in writing and to mentor more youthful pastors.

This ebook combines Wiersbe's Living with the Giants and Victorious Christians you need to Know, plus a brand new preface and new biographies.

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Only two of the questers for the historical Jesus have dared to tackle this one. " This looks at first to be a good start toward a recognition of the gospel accounts as mythmaking. But Crossan is not interested in pursuing that question. What interested him were present day hermeneutical issues dealing with Christian anti-Semitism. Thus his study begs the questions of ( 1) whether the 36 THE HISTORICAL JESUS HOOPLA story of the crucifixion was based on fact, and (2) whether the reasons for killing Jesus had anything to do with his activity as a "peasant preacher," the portrait Crossan had painted earlier in his reconstructions of the historical Jesus.

This question assumes that the Christian religion started with the historical Jesus, and that the Cynic hypothesis must be the result of a quest for the historical Jesus who started the Christian religion. Neither of these assumptions is correct. The "Case for a Cynic-like Jesus" does not establish that a Cynic philosopher named Jesus must be thought of as the one who started the Christian religion. Its conclusions can be summarized otherwise by saying ( l) that the earliest layers of the "teachings of Jesus" have close parallels to the sayings of Cynics which were popular at the time, (2) that the group responsible for these teachings imagined Jesus in ways similar to that of a Cynic teacher, (3) that the Jesus they remembered may be credited with starting a school tradition, but (4) that this is the closest we will ever get to the historical Jesus, and ( 5) there is no indication of a grand design to start a new religion, either on the part of the teacher as remembered or on the part of the school that remembered him reflected in the earliest layers of his teachings.

That purpose has been to rectify and rejuvenate Christian faith and self­ understanding. Christians approach the question of Jesus and Chris­ tian origins as a seriously definitive enterprise. That is because Christian mentality, especially in its Protestant variety, locates the message, authority, events, and power upon which the Christian churches draw precisely at the moment of origin, and that moment has always been defined by the appearance of Jesus "in human his­ tory. " The conventional view is that, by recall and ritual, Christians can strike once more the magic flint that ignited and can reignite the Christian vision and faith.

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