If you could choose 50 role models for your children, whom would you choose? You could not do much better then Warren Wiersbe in his book 50 People Every Christian Should Know. The book is actually a collection of essays which were originally published in a series of magazines. I read many essays and found each to be inspiring. These men and women were committed to daily study, evangelism, true ministry to real people, sermon excellence, and personal excellence. Every time I sit down with this book for a few minutes, I walk away with a stirring to do better in some area of my Christian walk.
I don’t know about you, but that is the kind of book I want to read and the kind of book I want my children to read.
Curiously, one of the strengths and my only frustration with this book is the sheer volume of extra reading material Mr. Wiersbe suggests. Almost every essay recommends four or five books either by or about the subject and I find myself intrigued by the possibilites. I have neither the money nor the space to make such a huge investment as this, but I will definitely be choosing books from this extensive list.
In fact, I feel like this book would be the perfect springboard for a study of church history. With this book and a collection of some of Mr. Wiersbe’s recommended reading from various time periods a student could get a good handle on church history.
My Bottom Line: I may not make this required reading for my children in high school, but I am seriously considering the church history angle for our curriculum. I love reading this book and find it an encouragement every single time. I highly recommend this book for both the adult and the high school student.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review on my blog. Here you have it.