The One Year Christian History

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 2003 - 803
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

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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
8
He wept with those who wept
8
Some choices have high stake
8
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
374
When did democracy begin in America?
376
It was the most famous sermon ever preached in America
378
Some men are afraid to show their feelings
380
Imagine leaving your children realizing you would probably never see them again
382
In Tientsin China in 1902 a baby boy was born to Scottish missionaries James and Mary Liddell They named him Eric
384
Was his desire to be a minister a commitment to God or a yearning to be like his brother?
386
He was regarded by the classconscious English missionaries as inferior in background and education
388

Their lives were like bright shortlived flames
16
It was a prayer meeting that ended in heaven
18
Where is Timothy? his mother and father wondered once again
20
He started early
22
Enough is enough
24
For years he labored without results
26
He had a desire transplant
28
Motherhood brings joys and sorrows
30
He was a powerful emperor who showed he could be humble before God
32
You never know how God will answer
34
He had walked in their shoesuntil the night he sold them
36
God used him to bring the English Bible to England
38
What one does during life matters more than how long one lives
40
Being a pastor has its risks
42
His life spanned two continents
44
He knew what was coming
46
God used a Roman emperor to change the life of an Egyptian Jew
48
They had never met but were so alike
50
People are drawn to doctrines that bolster their egos
52
It all began when he was sixteen
54
He honored his God and his country
56
With God all things are possible
58
A man of peace died in peace
60
He was late for his own wedding
62
Their meeting changed history
64
He pursued peace with godly convictions
66
She wrote a hymn that became her prayer
68
He kept the faith
70
God never stops doing good for his people
72
It was love at first sight
74
His flattery got him nowhere in the end
76
He almost didnt grow up
78
It was marriage if different expectations
80
Heaven is already rich with thine ingathered sheaves
82
She was the queen of England at fifteen
84
Our times are in his hands
86
He had asked her to marry him on Valentines Day
88
How do you motivate people to build a temple?
90
Teaching was his life
92
Witnessing an execution was life changing
94
He wrote a classic of devotional literature
96
He walked through the shadows of tragedy and emerged stronger on the other side
98
Listening to the radio changed his life
100
He ran the race set before him
102
Through the same door Martin Luther started the Reformation and passed into eternal rest
104
It was the worst persecution to date
106
They took the road less traveled and more dangerous
108
The question was whether Jesus had a beginning
110
He went from healing the physical to healing the spiritual
112
New York State had never seen anything like it
114
Only 25 percent of the Jew living in Holland survived the Holocaust
116
He was Scotlands first Protestant martyr
118
Their loyalty was mutual
120
when a man dies he leaves behind bears testimony to who he was
122
Would God be fair?
124
Sometimes thing get worse before they get better
126
Twentyfive escaped only he was recaptured
128
How would a twentythreeyearold Oxford man spend two weeks on the rock of Gibraltar?
130
Society dictated that she obey her father but she would not
132
It took only a few minutes to write but its blessings will last forever
134
They won against all odds
136
They are in heaven together
138
He was cast down but not in despair
140
They wondered why it didnt rain
142
The media dubbed her the grandmother next door
144
It all began at a tea party
146
He died the way he hoped
148
the kingdom of Judah ended badly
150
She wrote from her owe experience
152
Why would intelligent popular and athletically gifted young men disdain lucrative careers and choose to be missionaries?
154
Their parting was bittersweet
156
He was one of Scotlands greatest theologians
158
I once was lost but now am found
160
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
162
What would a revival be like among the Delaware Indians in 1746?
164
Through its pages millions came to know God personally
166
Memorizing Scripture became a was of life for many because of his influence
168
He was burned at the stake for reading the Bible
170
What would become of the next generation?
172
She gladly gave up her most valuable possession
174
He didnt rush to help
176
Was it a prophecy fulfilled to the day?
178
Jesus used visual parables
180
Jesus summarized the rest of world history
182
It was night before Jesus crucifixion
184
They crucified their King
186
Two wrongs never make a right
188
Its the story of an empty tomb
190
Its amazing what can result from unsubstantiated claims
192
How can one enter Gods Kingdom?
194
They had little in common with one another
196
His accomplishments were great but his time was short
198
His release never came
200
He fought for another kind of victory
202
They paid a terrible price
204
The Christians of Chad rejoiced to have a Christian president
206
He served a good master
208
He nearly drowned three times
210
He learned from his father
212
It wasnt some kind of crazy fad diet
214
And the scales fell off
216
In 1775 the American colonies were in uproar
218
God gave us a glimpse of the future
220
It is a city with a past
222
He went where he didnt wan to go
224
God sometimes tells us ahead of time what is going to happen
226
He was nineteenth centurys greatest seminary professor
228
He was the great theologian of the Reformation
230
Adoniram Judson pioneer missionary to Burma gave up everything for Christ
232
His dream was realized but he wasnt there to see it
234
What will Jerusalem be like in the future?
236
From boyhood he continually astounded everyone with his wisdom
238
They were political casualties
240
The child on the moss she laid And she stretched the cold limbs of the dead
242
He had no idea what he was starting
244
Although Greenland was anything but green actually 85 percent glacial icecap he didnt let that deter him
246
She began a voyage to Australiabut ended up in paradise
248
It was a religious club that produced mostly poor results
250
He proved that a good education isnt dependent upon lavish surroundings
252
He realized his boyhood dream
254
She returned to her captors
256
He was victorious in death
258
The troops called him Stonewall members of his church called him Deacon
260
They died to win
262
One of the twentieth centurys most widely read Christian authors had just a grammar school education
264
Once upon a time a worldly city became spiritualeven if only for a time
266
How did Jesus three years of public ministry begin and end?
268
They came from all over the world
270
He was a general who spent his spare time ministering to the poor
272
A fathers fervent prayer was answered after his death
274
They trusted not in chariots or horsemen but in the living God
276
She was Englands first evangelical queen
278
They were missionaries while still them selves a mission field
280
The loss of a brother gave the world a song
282
It was to be his biggest crusade to date
284
He was right under her nose
286
No one had ever seen anything like this before
288
What would you write in a last letter to an aging parent?
290
Where is the joy?
292
He crowned the king and the king gave him an even better crown
294
He tried to dispel the rumors about him
296
They followed the star
298
He was the loose cannon of church reform in Czechoslovakia
300
Contemporary ministers called him the harebrained enthusiast but we know him as the father of modern missions
302
He was a man who knew not only what he was living for but also what he was willing to die for
304
God changes lives in unexpected ways
306
Knowing his adversary helped him control the situation
308
Do you remember the Bible story the daring young nephew?
310
When God decides a man and women are meant for each other he can use just about anything to bring them together
312
The seeds of evangelism bear fruit in Gods time not mans
314
Was the Israeli capture of the old city of Jerusalem predicated in the Bible?
316
He successfully invented a new religion
318
Show respect for everyone love your Christian brothers and sisters Fear God Show respect for the king
320
Some people can never get enough of themselves
322
Not many missonaries make the headlines but these did
324
Founding the America we all take for granted was at times a depressing ordeal
326
The message was the same but the results were quite different
328
Just because something appears to be supernatural doesnt mean its from God
330
Have you ever wondered how Bible scholars are able to assign dates to the events of the Old Testament?
332
In times of battle mens thoughts often turn to prayerand for good reason
334
In the late nineteenth century AngloAmerican communications were difficult for everyoneand how Yet God was in charge then too
336
Can you imagine William Tyndale on the Ten Most Wanted list?
338
Some children seem to be born with an Ill do it myself attitude
340
Less than a century before France was the ally of the colonists during the Revolutionary War she was their worst enemy
342
Five hundred years ago being ahead of the curve in science could put you on a collision course with the church
344
A truly great teacher lives on in the lives of his students
346
Even more important to Charles Hodge than his students were his own children
348
Behold the power of prayer
350
It all began with King Saul
352
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to face imminent martyrdom?
354
For eight long years the emperor had been Julian the Apostate but things were about to change
356
Have you ever noticed how God sometimes uses unlikely characters to play important roles in executing his plan?
358
God began the American foreign missions movement in a very unlikely place
360
If you cant change your husband God can
362
Some go to Hawaii for more the Scenery
364
When should Christians rebel?
366
Not all faithful preachers end their years of ministry being appreciated outside their own congregation
368
What makes churches grow?
370
You never know how God will bring fruit from your life
372
Does it make a difference if the president of the United States is a Christian?
390
He went against the grain
392
He had decide whom to evangelizethe rich or the poor
394
He was an adventurer with the heart of a poet
396
The kingdom of Judah was in trouble
398
Its an old familiar storypeople couldnt get along with one another
400
One plants another waters but God gives the increase
402
At the Scopes Monkey Trial was Scopes found guilty or innocent?
404
What is worth dying for?
406
Her marriage was very happy but short lived
408
Does God give special revelations to some of his children?
410
There is neither slave nor free man
412
He never gave up
414
One seldom meets a literal prophet of doom
416
In heaven well understand why
418
Why is England largely Protestant and not Catholic?
420
Gods will includes the past present and future
422
When God called Ezekiel to be a prophet he knew he was called
424
There was more to Francis Scott Key than just one song
426
In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean bluebut another departure from Spain in 1492 was more momentous for some that the voyage of Columbus
428
This was not a boxing match it was a struggle of life and death
430
Imagine walking nine hundred miles
432
They abandoned their war hero
434
Some called it Americas Pentecost
436
His life was an example of what God can do with one man
438
Being Gods representative is an awesome responsibility
440
The measure of a man in how he lives his daily life
442
God can be trusted to work out the details
444
The hymn Rock of Ages was written by someone who knew he would soon die
446
Gods dealings with us may be a painful process
448
God often uses the weak and infirm in might ways
450
How does it feel to have God confront you with your sin?
452
No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him
454
Would your church call a nineteenyearold pastor?
456
God works in mysterious ways
458
He didnt expect his theological training to include a stint in a mental institution
460
Samuel Miller lived a life of hope
462
Little did he know what lay ahead
464
God is our only refuge and our strength Let us humble ourselves before him
466
Thou wilt show me the path of life
468
Every was has casualties
470
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 ...
472
It was a meeting he never forgot
474
Baptism didnt do him any good
476
He was a man of conviction and it cost him his job
478
His mothers prayers had farreaching effects
480
What a doctor you will make
482
It was the Boxers versus the Christians
484
He loved God his congregation and his wife
486
There can be a cost to following Jesus
488
What was to become of the temple in Jerusalem?
490
Just one thing was missing
492
He discovered what he was looking for
494
What should the Christans strategy in dealing with pagans?
496
Who was the first to baptize believers in modern times?
498
The most hurtful persecution is that comes Gods people
500
Does being born into a Christian family make one a Christian?
502
Prayer can change history
504
Do you know what the Feast of Tabernacles is all about?
506
Setting dates for the return of Jesus Christ can be embarrassing
508
Its membership was relatively small but its influence continues today
510
Can you imagine what it would be like to b someones nineteenth wife?
512
He wrote some of the worlds most beautiful music in an amazingly short period of time
514
Apologies are difficult especially when they are not accepted
516
What makes a religious person cruel?
518
What does the Bible mean when it says that God is a jealous God?
520
What was the apostle John doing on the island if Patmos?
522
Some are overcome by challenges while others are able to triumph over them
524
One of lifes saddest experiences is to lose a child in death
526
How do you get back up once you are down?
528
It became a literal witchhunt
530
What do you do if you announce a prayer meeting but no one comes?
532
The impact of a life matters more than its length
534
John Oldcastle was part of the nobility but more important he was truly noble
536
The more he drank the rowdier he became
538
She asked him what his name was and he answeredCharlie Manson
540
It all began with people praying
542
Some people just keep goingno matter what
544
Why do Roman Catholic Bibles have more books in them than Protestant Bibles?
546
What determines how long an empire will late?
548
Its remarkable what can be accomplished with Gods help
550
Some people are destined to write
552
This match made in heaven had to wait until heaven
554
What would you say in a last letter to your children?
556
You have to be careful what you pray for
558
Not by might nor by power but by my spirit saith the Lord of hosts Zechariah 46 KVJ
560
Hearing directly from God gets your attention
562
Wen all else fails read the directions
564
He switched from the practice of law to pleading the cause of Christ
566
Why would anyone sail west to get to the east?
568
Arrogance can spell ruin
570
Can God be trusted with our children?
572
Can persecution succeed?
574
What happens when God captures the heart of an uneducated British parlor maid?
576
Be thou faithful unto death
578
God sometimes used his prophets as motivational speakers
580
Why is France today considered a mission field?
582
Who determines who will die first?
584
Gos used some surprising people to save John Wesleys life
586
Medical school didnt prepare him for this
588
Imagine a theological seminary with a faculty of one
590
What was it like to hear a legendary preacher from the past in person?
592
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...
594
You never know when someones words will change your life
596
Constantine was the first Christian emperor of the Roman Empire but was he really a Christian?
598
This professional baseball player spoke to larger crowds than he played for
600
Capital punishment was freely administered in eighteenthcentury England
602
How would you like to have a godly theologian lead your nation?
604
Where did the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church come from?
606
What kind of people does God use to fulfill his purposes?
608
He was proceeding toward ordination in the Church of Scotland when he experienced the first of several mental breakdowns
610
What do a lapsed Baptist a member of the English landed gentry and the inventor of synthetic acetate have in common?
612
What a year can make
614
The drinking of wine signaled both the beginning and the end of the spiritual pilgrimage of one of Englands greatest preachers
616
The God who controls the winds controls the nations
618
When God choose people he often choose the most unlikely ones
620
God works through familiesregardless of how dysfunctional they may be
622
To have faith or not to have faiththat is the question
624
What would it have been like to spend a day with George Whitefield the famous Anglican evangelist of the Great Awakening?
626
On this day was born a man whom God used to change the course of history
628
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...
630
When God prompts you to pray for someone youd best take heed
632
God is the business of changing lives
634
Whats it like to starve?
636
One of the most famous Christian authors actually wrote only me booka book that most of his readers have never heard of
638
God used hymns in an unexpected way to save Protestantism in Germany
640
How did a Gypsy boy grow up to be a great evangelist?
642
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...
644
Do you know why most English towns have a Havelock Street Road or Square?
646
Did you know that the author of many of your favorite hymns was blind?
648
What would it be like to live by faith telling your needs only to God and to no one else?
650
Who died on November 22 1963?
652
It is said that in life we pick our battles but what if Satan picks us?
654
Playing second fiddle is a timehonored profession
656
People judge by outward appearance but the Lord looks at a persons thoughts and intentions 1 Samuel 167
658
William Grimshaws funeral turned out very different from the one he had planned
660
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?
662
Trusting the wrong person can be a fatal mistake
664
Some important stories dont make the news
666
Almost everything in life pales in comparison to our love for our children and grandchildren
668
When peace like a river attendeth my way When sorrows like sea billows roll
670
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
672
He was born in obscurity for a day that would live in infamy
674
O for Friday O Lord give me patience to await thy appointed time
676
About the year 1800 the mother of Allen Gardiner entered her little boys bedroom and found him sleeping on the cold hard floor
678
We dont know where theyre going but were going to heaven
680
God promised good things to come
682
Being the author of bestselling books didnt prevent him from experiencing persecution
684
The Bible meant everything to Ulrich Zwingli and the sword meant more than it probably should have
686
It was the first academic presentation of Protestantism in France and it wasnt well received
688
Forging a new life in a new land was fraught with danger
690
She stood just four feet three inches tall
692
Not many believe they have heard the voice of God
694
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
696
The grace of God was truly a sweet sound in the ears of John Newton
698
It all happened just as the Bible said it would
700
Queen Mary perceived him as a serious threat to her reign
702
Who are the Good Shepherds sheep?
704
Everything that could possibly go wrong did
706
In spite of his limitations he answered Gods call
708
My memory is nearly gone but I remember two things that I am a great sinner and that Christ is a great Saviour
710
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
712
Why were they risking their lives for the chance of making contact with the Aucas?
714
The downpour of rain and snow turned into a downpour of bombs
716
There had been silence for fortyfive years
718
Moodys transformation from businessman to Sunday school teacher world evangelist and spiritual giant could not be denied
720
Theological ideas alone cannot save but they can be the seeds of spiritual transformation
722
His religion was real
724
As Judson faced the chains again his heart quaked
726
When Titus Flavius Vespasianus was born on December 30 AD 39 no one suspected that he would one day fulfill prophecies of Jesus
728
Boyles Keen mind was continually drawn to science
730
OF GOD AND THE ELEMENTS
731
CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER OF EVENTS
733
KEY TO SOURCE ABBREVIATIONS
755
SOURCES
757
NOTES
785
INDEX
793
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
797
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