The One Year Christian History

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2003 - 832
What happened on this date in church history? From ancient Rome to the twenty-first century, from peasants to presidents, from missionaries to martyrs, this book shows how God does extraordinary things through ordinary people every day of the year. Each story appears on the day and month that it occurred and includes questions for reflection and a related Scripture verse.

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Gave these as gifts to church board members. Many use the book as part of their daily devotions. They especially like that the daily readings are short, but provide interesting information and are inspirational. I've had my book for some time and have read through it three times. Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

Excellent book!

Recenzja użytkownika  - Esther - Christianbook.com

I loved this book! So much history that we need to know. My faith seems so shallow compared to those in the book. I liked this book so much I passed my copy on to my minister and purchased two more for gifts that were sent to two men in prison. Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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He fought for the faith
2
He wept with those who wept
4
Some choices have high stake
6
He was an unlikely inquirer
8
Some father deal with their sons eyeballtoeyeball others nosetonose My father dealt with me kneetoknee
10
He came in to get out of the snow
12
His life was changed by an ugly car a pretty girl and Mr Pridgen
14
No one wanted to hear from God
16
Talk about not having a childhood
376
When did democracy begin in America?
378
It was the most famous sermon ever preached in America
380
Some men are afraid to show their feelings
382
Imagine leaving your children realizing you would probably never see them again
384
In Tientsin China in 1902 a baby boy was born to Scottish missionaries James and Mary Liddell They named him Eric
386
Was his desire to be a minister a commitment to God or a yearning to be like his brother?
388
He was regarded by the classconscious English missionaries as inferior in background and education
390

Their lives were like bright shortlived flames
18
It was a prayer meeting that ended in heaven
20
Where is Timothy? his mother and father wondered once again
22
He started early
24
Enough is enough
26
For years he labored without results
28
He had a desire transplant
30
Motherhood brings joys and sorrows
32
He was a powerful emperor who showed he could be humble before God
34
You never know how God will answer
36
He had walked in their shoesuntil the night he sold them
38
God used him to bring the English Bible to England
40
What one does during life matters more than how long one lives
42
Being a pastor has its risks
44
His life spanned two continents
46
He knew what was coming
48
God used a Roman emperor to change the life of an Egyptian Jew
50
They had never met but were so alike
52
People are drawn to doctrines that bolster their egos
54
It all began when he was sixteen
56
He honored his God and his country
58
With God all things are possible
60
A man of peace died in peace
62
He was late for his own wedding
64
Their meeting changed history
66
He pursued peace with godly convictions
68
She wrote a hymn that became her prayer
70
He kept the faith
72
God never stops doing good for his people
74
It was love at first sight
76
His flattery got him nowhere in the end
78
He almost didnt grow up
80
It was marriage if different expectations
82
Heaven is already rich with thine ingathered sheaves
84
She was the queen of England at fifteen
86
Our times are in his hands
88
He had asked her to marry him on Valentines Day
90
How do you motivate people to build a temple?
92
Teaching was his life
94
Witnessing an execution was life changing
96
He wrote a classic of devotional literature
98
He walked through the shadows of tragedy and emerged stronger on the other side
100
Listening to the radio changed his life
102
He ran the race set before him
104
Through the same door Martin Luther started the Reformation and passed into eternal rest
106
It was the worst persecution to date
108
They took the road less traveled and more dangerous
110
The question was whether Jesus had a beginning
112
He went from healing the physical to healing the spiritual
114
New York State had never seen anything like it
116
Only 25 percent of the Jew living in Holland survived the Holocaust
118
He was Scotlands first Protestant martyr
120
Their loyalty was mutual
122
when a man dies he leaves behind bears testimony to who he was
124
Would God be fair?
126
Sometimes thing get worse before they get better
128
Twentyfive escaped only he was recaptured
130
How would a twentythreeyearold Oxford man spend two weeks on the rock of Gibraltar?
132
Society dictated that she obey her father but she would not
134
It took only a few minutes to write but its blessings will last forever
136
They won against all odds
138
They are in heaven together
140
He was cast down but not in despair
142
They wondered why it didnt rain
144
The media dubbed her the grandmother next door
146
It all began at a tea party
148
He died the way he hoped
150
the kingdom of Judah ended badly
152
She wrote from her owe experience
154
Why would intelligent popular and athletically gifted young men disdain lucrative careers and choose to be missionaries?
156
Their parting was bittersweet
158
He was one of Scotlands greatest theologians
160
I once was lost but now am found
162
In 1620 when many people were considering whether to go to the New World one person had a unique reasonhe was trying to go home
164
What would a revival be like among the Delaware Indians in 1746?
166
Through its pages millions came to know God personally
168
Memorizing Scripture became a was of life for many because of his influence
170
He was burned at the stake for reading the Bible
172
What would become of the next generation?
174
She gladly gave up her most valuable possession
176
He didnt rush to help
178
Was it a prophecy fulfilled to the day?
180
Jesus used visual parables
182
Jesus summarized the rest of world history
184
It was night before Jesus crucifixion
186
They crucified their King
188
Two wrongs never make a right
190
Its the story of an empty tomb
192
Its amazing what can result from unsubstantiated claims
194
How can one enter Gods Kingdom?
196
They had little in common with one another
198
His accomplishments were great but his time was short
200
His release never came
202
He fought for another kind of victory
204
They paid a terrible price
206
The Christians of Chad rejoiced to have a Christian president
208
He served a good master
210
He nearly drowned three times
212
He learned from his father
214
It wasnt some kind of crazy fad diet
216
And the scales fell off
218
In 1775 the American colonies were in uproar
220
God gave us a glimpse of the future
222
It is a city with a past
224
He went where he didnt wan to go
226
God sometimes tells us ahead of time what is going to happen
228
He was nineteenth centurys greatest seminary professor
230
He was the great theologian of the Reformation
232
Adoniram Judson pioneer missionary to Burma gave up everything for Christ
234
His dream was realized but he wasnt there to see it
236
What will Jerusalem be like in the future?
238
From boyhood he continually astounded everyone with his wisdom
240
They were political casualties
242
The child on the moss she laid And she stretched the cold limbs of the dead
244
He had no idea what he was starting
246
Although Greenland was anything but green actually 85 percent glacial icecap he didnt let that deter him
248
She began a voyage to Australiabut ended up in paradise
250
It was a religious club that produced mostly poor results
252
He proved that a good education isnt dependent upon lavish surroundings
254
He realized his boyhood dream
256
She returned to her captors
258
He was victorious in death
260
The troops called him Stonewall members of his church called him Deacon
262
They died to win
264
One of the twentieth centurys most widely read Christian authors had just a grammar school education
266
Once upon a time a worldly city became spiritualeven if only for a time
268
How did Jesus three years of public ministry begin and end?
270
They came from all over the world
272
He was a general who spent his spare time ministering to the poor
274
A fathers fervent prayer was answered after his death
276
They trusted not in chariots or horsemen but in the living God
278
She was Englands first evangelical queen
280
They were missionaries while still them selves a mission field
282
The loss of a brother gave the world a song
284
It was to be his biggest crusade to date
286
He was right under her nose
288
No one had ever seen anything like this before
290
What would you write in a last letter to an aging parent?
292
Where is the joy?
294
He crowned the king and the king gave him an even better crown
296
He tried to dispel the rumors about him
298
They followed the star
300
He was the loose cannon of church reform in Czechoslovakia
302
Contemporary ministers called him the harebrained enthusiast but we know him as the father of modern missions
304
He was a man who knew not only what he was living for but also what he was willing to die for
306
God changes lives in unexpected ways
308
Knowing his adversary helped him control the situation
310
Do you remember the Bible story the daring young nephew?
312
When God decides a man and women are meant for each other he can use just about anything to bring them together
314
The seeds of evangelism bear fruit in Gods time not mans
316
Was the Israeli capture of the old city of Jerusalem predicated in the Bible?
318
He successfully invented a new religion
320
Show respect for everyone love your Christian brothers and sisters Fear God Show respect for the king
322
Some people can never get enough of themselves
324
Not many missonaries make the headlines but these did
326
Founding the America we all take for granted was at times a depressing ordeal
328
The message was the same but the results were quite different
330
Just because something appears to be supernatural doesnt mean its from God
332
Have you ever wondered how Bible scholars are able to assign dates to the events of the Old Testament?
334
In times of battle mens thoughts often turn to prayerand for good reason
336
In the late nineteenth century AngloAmerican communications were difficult for everyoneand how Yet God was in charge then too
338
Can you imagine William Tyndale on the Ten Most Wanted list?
340
Some children seem to be born with an Ill do it myself attitude
342
Less than a century before France was the ally of the colonists during the Revolutionary War she was their worst enemy
344
Five hundred years ago being ahead of the curve in science could put you on a collision course with the church
346
A truly great teacher lives on in the lives of his students
348
Even more important to Charles Hodge than his students were his own children
350
Behold the power of prayer
352
It all began with King Saul
354
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to face imminent martyrdom?
356
For eight long years the emperor had been Julian the Apostate but things were about to change
358
Have you ever noticed how God sometimes uses unlikely characters to play important roles in executing his plan?
360
God began the American foreign missions movement in a very unlikely place
362
If you cant change your husband God can
364
Some go to Hawaii for more the Scenery
366
When should Christians rebel?
368
Not all faithful preachers end their years of ministry being appreciated outside their own congregation
370
What makes churches grow?
372
You never know how God will bring fruit from your life
374
Does it make a difference if the president of the United States is a Christian?
392
He went against the grain
394
He had decide whom to evangelizethe rich or the poor
396
He was an adventurer with the heart of a poet
398
The kingdom of Judah was in trouble
400
Its an old familiar storypeople couldnt get along with one another
402
One plants another waters but God gives the increase
404
At the Scopes Monkey Trial was Scopes found guilty or innocent?
406
What is worth dying for?
408
Her marriage was very happy but short lived
410
Does God give special revelations to some of his children?
412
There is neither slave nor free man
414
He never gave up
416
One seldom meets a literal prophet of doom
418
In heaven well understand why
420
Why is England largely Protestant and not Catholic?
422
Gods will includes the past present and future
424
When God called Ezekiel to be a prophet he knew he was called
426
There was more to Francis Scott Key than just one song
428
In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean bluebut another departure from Spain in 1492 was more momentous for some that the voyage of Columbus
430
This was not a boxing match it was a struggle of life and death
432
Imagine walking nine hundred miles
434
They abandoned their war hero
436
Some called it Americas Pentecost
438
His life was an example of what God can do with one man
440
Being Gods representative is an awesome responsibility
442
The measure of a man in how he lives his daily life
444
God can be trusted to work out the details
446
The hymn Rock of Ages was written by someone who knew he would soon die
448
Gods dealings with us may be a painful process
450
God often uses the weak and infirm in might ways
452
How does it feel to have God confront you with your sin?
454
No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him
456
Would your church call a nineteenyearold pastor?
458
God works in mysterious ways
460
He didnt expect his theological training to include a stint in a mental institution
462
Samuel Miller lived a life of hope
464
Little did he know what lay ahead
466
God is our only refuge and our strength Let us humble ourselves before him
468
Thou wilt show me the path of life
470
Every was has casualties
472
The times is coming when those who kill you will think they are doing God a service This is because they have never known the Father on me John ...
474
It was a meeting he never forgot
476
Baptism didnt do him any good
478
He was a man of conviction and it cost him his job
480
His mothers prayers had farreaching effects
482
What a doctor you will make
484
It was the Boxers versus the Christians
486
He loved God his congregation and his wife
488
There can be a cost to following Jesus
490
What was to become of the temple in Jerusalem?
492
Just one thing was missing
494
He discovered what he was looking for
496
What should the Christans strategy in dealing with pagans?
498
Who was the first to baptize believers in modern times?
500
The most hurtful persecution is that comes Gods people
502
Does being born into a Christian family make one a Christian?
504
Prayer can change history
506
Do you know what the Feast of Tabernacles is all about?
508
Setting dates for the return of Jesus Christ can be embarrassing
510
Its membership was relatively small but its influence continues today
512
Can you imagine what it would be like to b someones nineteenth wife?
514
He wrote some of the worlds most beautiful music in an amazingly short period of time
516
Apologies are difficult especially when they are not accepted
518
What makes a religious person cruel?
520
What does the Bible mean when it says that God is a jealous God?
522
What was the apostle John doing on the island if Patmos?
524
Some are overcome by challenges while others are able to triumph over them
526
One of lifes saddest experiences is to lose a child in death
528
How do you get back up once you are down?
530
It became a literal witchhunt
532
What do you do if you announce a prayer meeting but no one comes?
534
The impact of a life matters more than its length
536
John Oldcastle was part of the nobility but more important he was truly noble
538
The more he drank the rowdier he became
540
She asked him what his name was and he answeredCharlie Manson
542
It all began with people praying
544
Some people just keep goingno matter what
546
Why do Roman Catholic Bibles have more books in them than Protestant Bibles?
548
What determines how long an empire will late?
550
Its remarkable what can be accomplished with Gods help
552
Some people are destined to write
554
This match made in heaven had to wait until heaven
556
What would you say in a last letter to your children?
558
You have to be careful what you pray for
560
Not by might nor by power but by my spirit saith the Lord of hosts Zechariah 46 KVJ
562
Hearing directly from God gets your attention
564
Wen all else fails read the directions
566
He switched from the practice of law to pleading the cause of Christ
568
Why would anyone sail west to get to the east?
570
Arrogance can spell ruin
572
Can God be trusted with our children?
574
Can persecution succeed?
576
What happens when God captures the heart of an uneducated British parlor maid?
578
Be thou faithful unto death
580
God sometimes used his prophets as motivational speakers
582
Why is France today considered a mission field?
584
Who determines who will die first?
586
Gos used some surprising people to save John Wesleys life
588
Medical school didnt prepare him for this
590
Imagine a theological seminary with a faculty of one
592
What was it like to hear a legendary preacher from the past in person?
594
The truth is a kernel of wheat must be planted in the soil Unless it dies it will be alonea single seed But its death will produce many new kernelsa plent...
596
You never know when someones words will change your life
598
Constantine was the first Christian emperor of the Roman Empire but was he really a Christian?
600
This professional baseball player spoke to larger crowds than he played for
602
Capital punishment was freely administered in eighteenthcentury England
604
How would you like to have a godly theologian lead your nation?
606
Where did the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church come from?
608
What kind of people does God use to fulfill his purposes?
610
He was proceeding toward ordination in the Church of Scotland when he experienced the first of several mental breakdowns
612
What do a lapsed Baptist a member of the English landed gentry and the inventor of synthetic acetate have in common?
614
What a year can make
616
The drinking of wine signaled both the beginning and the end of the spiritual pilgrimage of one of Englands greatest preachers
618
The God who controls the winds controls the nations
620
When God choose people he often choose the most unlikely ones
622
God works through familiesregardless of how dysfunctional they may be
624
To have faith or not to have faiththat is the question
626
What would it have been like to spend a day with George Whitefield the famous Anglican evangelist of the Great Awakening?
628
On this day was born a man whom God used to change the course of history
630
For the first time in recorded history free men covenanted together to form a civil government with the authority to enact laws that the people promis...
632
When God prompts you to pray for someone youd best take heed
634
God is the business of changing lives
636
Whats it like to starve?
638
One of the most famous Christian authors actually wrote only me booka book that most of his readers have never heard of
640
God used hymns in an unexpected way to save Protestantism in Germany
642
How did a Gypsy boy grow up to be a great evangelist?
644
I Benjamin take thee Annie to be my wedded wife to have and to hold from his day forward for better or for worse for richer or for poorer in sickne...
646
Do you know why most English towns have a Havelock Street Road or Square?
648
Did you know that the author of many of your favorite hymns was blind?
650
What would it be like to live by faith telling your needs only to God and to no one else?
652
Who died on November 22 1963?
654
It is said that in life we pick our battles but what if Satan picks us?
656
Playing second fiddle is a timehonored profession
658
People judge by outward appearance but the Lord looks at a persons thoughts and intentions 1 Samuel 167
660
William Grimshaws funeral turned out very different from the one he had planned
662
If you had just listened to the best sermon you had ever heard telling you what the will of God was what would you do?
664
Trusting the wrong person can be a fatal mistake
666
Some important stories dont make the news
668
Almost everything in life pales in comparison to our love for our children and grandchildren
670
When peace like a river attendeth my way When sorrows like sea billows roll
672
He was no stranger to the Bible or to church but at the age of seventeen he was still a stranger to a personal walk with God
674
He was born in obscurity for a day that would live in infamy
676
O for Friday O Lord give me patience to await thy appointed time
678
About the year 1800 the mother of Allen Gardiner entered her little boys bedroom and found him sleeping on the cold hard floor
680
We dont know where theyre going but were going to heaven
682
God promised good things to come
684
Being the author of bestselling books didnt prevent him from experiencing persecution
686
The Bible meant everything to Ulrich Zwingli and the sword meant more than it probably should have
688
It was the first academic presentation of Protestantism in France and it wasnt well received
690
Forging a new life in a new land was fraught with danger
692
She stood just four feet three inches tall
694
Not many believe they have heard the voice of God
696
Songwriter Philipp bliss didnt like the unusual spelling of his first name so as an adult he began using the extra P as a middle initial
698
The grace of God was truly a sweet sound in the ears of John Newton
700
It all happened just as the Bible said it would
702
Queen Mary perceived him as a serious threat to her reign
704
Who are the Good Shepherds sheep?
706
Everything that could possibly go wrong did
708
In spite of his limitations he answered Gods call
710
My memory is nearly gone but I remember two things that I am a great sinner and that Christ is a great Saviour
712
He was licensed to preach by the Church of Scotland on 1661 at the age of twenty and preached in his last public sermon at the age of twentyone
714
Why were they risking their lives for the chance of making contact with the Aucas?
716
The downpour of rain and snow turned into a downpour of bombs
718
There had been silence for fortyfive years
720
Moodys transformation from businessman to Sunday school teacher world evangelist and spiritual giant could not be denied
722
Theological ideas alone cannot save but they can be the seeds of spiritual transformation
724
His religion was real
726
As Judson faced the chains again his heart quaked
728
When Titus Flavius Vespasianus was born on December 30 AD 39 no one suspected that he would one day fulfill prophecies of Jesus
730
Boyles Keen mind was continually drawn to science
732
OF GOD AND THE ELEMENTS
733
CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF EVENTS
735
KEY TO SOURCE ABBREVIATIONS
757
SOURCES
759
NOTES
787
INDEX
793
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
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