Books about Extraordinary People Every Christian Should Know

Books about Extraordinary People Every Christian Should Know


Throughout history, people have faced challenging circumstances, and their stories are testimonies we all can learn and benefit from; you’ll find inspiration from the books below to meet today’s difficulties.

Great books about extraordinary people every Christian should read

The Bible says there is nothing new under the sun, and we know that history repeats itself. Challenges of the past tend to recycle and become the dilemmas of today. In the following books, you’ll find incredible stories of remarkable people every Christian should know. Their experiences can give us insight into dealing with the obstacles and spiritual struggles we face.

  1. 50 People Every Christian Should Know: Learning from Spiritual Giants of the Faith

In this book by Warren W. Wiersbe, you’ll be introduced to 50 great men and women whose stories will give you inspiration and encouragement in life’s uncertain journey. The book introduces us to people’s lives such as Charles H. Spurgeon, G. Campbell Morgan, A. W. Tozer, Fanny Crosby, Amy Carmichael, Jonathan Edwards, James Hudson Taylor, and many more.

  1. Twelve Extraordinary Women: How God Shaped Women of the Bible and What He Wants to Do with You

In this book by John MacArthur, you’ll read the stories of twelve women from the Old and New Testaments. The book’s publisher writes: “It wasn’t their natural qualities that made these women extraordinary but the power of the one true God whom they worshipped and served. Their struggles and temptations are the same trials faced by all believers at all ages.” The book tells the story of Eve, Sarah, Rahab, Ruth, Hannah, Mary (mother of Jesus), Anna, the Samaritan woman, Martha and Mary, Mary Magdalene, and Lydia.

  1. 131 Christians Everyone Should Know

In this book by Mark Galli and provided by the editors of Christian History Magazine, you’ll be introduced to the lives of 131 extraordinary people, giving you insight into what they believed, how they lived, and how their faith affected the course of history. The book will help you get acquainted with these intriguing and courageous people whose stories are sure to inspire you. The profiles include St. Augustine, Johann Sebastian Bach, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and 128 other remarkable believers. The book also includes timelines of their lives, personal quotes, and photographs.

  1. 365 Read-Aloud Bedtime Bible Stories

This children’s book, written by Daniel Partner, aimed at ages 3 to 8, provides the best-loved Bible stories – one for each day of the year. Skillfully presented, the author tells the stories in a manner that creates excitement, adventure, history while delivering the spiritual truths of the Bible. Further, at the end of each story, questions are provided to stimulate discussion in a way that will help young minds understand God’s word.

  1. Sixty People Who Shaped the Church: Learning from Sinners, Saints, Rogues, and Heroes

In this book by Alton Gansky, you’ll read about sixty people who influenced Christian doctrines. You glimpse inside their lives, learning their passions, gaining insight on what they debated and fought for. Their stories encourage us all to be active in continuing to shape Christianity’s future. Biographies include Josephus, Francis of Assisi, Thomas Aquinas, Galileo, John Calvin, Fanny Crosby, G.K. Chesterton, and 47 others.

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