10 Dead Guys You Should Know

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Ten fascinating bite–sized biographies of ten giants of Christian history.

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This book is ideal for anyone wanting a brief, entertaining and illuminating overview of the lives and beliefs of these ten giants of Christian history.

While Christians have always prized the Bible as our ultimate authority in matters of faith and practice, we also recognise that the Christian life is an intergenerational and communal activity. This collection of ten short biographies will introduce you to Christians from a variety of places and times, who all boldly preached the gospel, despite the risk to personal reputations and safety.

Written by Ian Maddock, Rachel Ciano and Stuart Colton, who all teach church history and edited by Ian Maddock. Each chapter has suggested further reading.

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  • 1. Athanasius: Against the World
  • 2. Augustine: The Grace of God Defeated Me
  • 3. Anselm: Faith Seeking Understanding
  • 4. Martin Luther: Here I Stand
  • 5. Thomas Cranmer: Lord Jesus, Receive My Spirit
  • 6. Richard Baxter: Keep These Hearts Above
  • 7. John Wesley: A Brand Plucked from the Burning
  • 8. Hudson Taylor: These I Must Bring Also
  • 9. Spurgeon: Preaching, Prayer and Perseverance
  • 10. Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Cost of Discipleship

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ISBN 9781527106086
Format Paperback
First published January 2021
Dimensions 135mm x 216mm x 11mm
Language English
Pages 240
Publisher Christian Focus

Tom Schwanda

Associate professor Emeritus, Christian Formation and Ministry, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois

This insightful collection of ten Christian leaders from different times and places reveal that knowing the past can be both liberating and illuminating. Maddock, Coulton, and Ciano ably demonstrate how earlier theologians, pastors, martyrs, and missionaries sought to live out the gospel and challenge contemporary readers to be faithful disciples of Jesus as well. This welcome introduction is well–researched, reflective, warm–hearted, and witty.

Hector Morrison

Principal, Highland Theological College, Dingwall

I warmly commend this page–turner, not least as an appetizer which will encourage you to delve more deeply into various aspects of Church (including missionary) history across the centuries. May these sketches challenge, perhaps correct, yet also motivate you to emulate significant aspects of these examples of committed, costly Christian discipleship.

Gregg R. Allison

Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

Each snapshot combines a brief biographical presentation with important lessons for the church to learn about obedience, faith, holiness, perseverance, courage, and mission. If readers are not familiar with these ten towering figures from the past, this book will bring them alive for today!

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